Ryan Adams went 12 years without playing a Bryan Adams song in concert, but I can’t say I’ve done any better. I’m coming up on seven years of Song of the Day posts and I’ve yet to feature a Bryan Adams song.
So today I’ll remedy that by posting the same song Ryan Adams played at his recent concert, and certainly Bryan’s best track, ‘Summer of ’69.’
The Ryan Adams ‘Summer of ’69’ incident is not as storied as Bob Dylan’s “Judas!” moment, but in the annals of moderately famous alt-country singer-songwriters, it’s reasonably well-known.
Playing at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville 12 years ago, Ryan Adams was heckled by a concertgoer repeatedly asking him to play ‘Summer of ’69,’ which is of course a Bryan Adams song.