Today in Music History
IN 1970, the rock opera Jesus Christ, Superstar was released in North America on an 87-minute double LP. The work, written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, tells of the last seven days of Christ as seen through the eyes of children of the day. The cast included Ian Gillan of Deep Purple, Murray Head and Yvonne Elliman. A Broadway production of Jesus Christ, Superstar opened a year after the album was released.