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Published on December 2nd, 2013 | by Alan Cross

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Were the First Rock Concerts Played at Stonehenge? Maybe.

Maybe Spinal Tap had it right: Stonehenge is linked with the music of the ancients.

Researchers still have no idea of the real purpose of Stonehenge, so they keep investigating. One predominant theory is that it served some sort of religious function and the rituals performed involved music.

Boffins from the Royal College of Art in London recently descended upon the site to test some acoustic theories.  They noted that some of the stones sound like drums, gongs and bells when hit with hammers. The sounds were all quite musical.

(This is where you can insert your own pun about “rock concerts.”  I refuse to go there.)

Watch this video and then get extra detail at The Daily Mail.


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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.



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