December 3, 1979 – The Who Concert Tragedy

In Cincinnati, Ohio, eleven fans are killed during a stampede for seats before a Who concert at Riverfront Coliseum

Editor’s note: On the 40th anniversary of the Who concert tragedy, we present the original news coverage from The Cincinnati Enquirer on Dec. 4, 1979.

Eleven people were killed and eight seriously injured at Riverfront Coliseum Monday night in a human stampede through the arena’s doors before the start of The Who rock group concert.

The Hamilton County Coroner’s office said the dead included seven males and four females. A coroner’s spokesman said the ages of the victims ranged from 18 to the early 20s.

A team of clergymen accompanied parents of victims through the Hamilton County morgue late Monday night. The identity of the victims was to be released sometime today.

The total number injured had not been determined late Monday.

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