August 18, 1972


Neil opens a 10-night sold out engagement at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, California. Determined to out-do the 1971 Greek Theater engagement, which had been the first time that stereo sound was used at the Greek, Neil’s show this time uses “quadraphonic” sound, yet another pioneering effort. One night during the engagemnet, Neil performs with a 102 fever. The August 24th performance is recorded and the result is the history-making best selling 2-disc album, “Hot August Night.” By December, the album is number 5 on the Billboard charts.

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