Aerosmith Played Westboro Speedway 45 Years Ago!

As we get ready for Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Aerosmith to play "close to home this week with 4 shows Aug. 21, 24, 26 and 29 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, The Worcester Telegram took a great look back to when they played the long gone Westboro Speedway on Route 9, August 18, 1974.

This mini Woodstock of Worcester County was the biggest outdoor concert to date with a crowd of 15,000 people. Joe Perry said, “I remember going to the (Westboro) Speedway a couple of times to see the races,” Perry said. “Those (early) gigs were kind of one-off gigs, man. You remember those. It was during a time when people were just discovering the band. So there’s a lot excitement around that.”

Check out the story and the great photos from the show here at, Aerosmith Plays Westboro Speedway.

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