On this day in 1984, U2’s Rattle & Hum movie premiered in Dublin. With which Harlem gospel group did the band film an extended and tremendously soulful remake of “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For?”
Answer: The New Voices of Freedom
And here’s the rest of the WZLX Rock ‘N Roll Diary for October 27th…
- It was a great day for The Beatles on this day in 1969 when Abbey Road went Gold, along with the single “Something.”
- Also in ’69, Ringo Starr became the first Beatle to begin work on a solo studio album when he recorded a track for his album Sentimental Journey.
- In 1975, Bruce Springsteen appeared on the covers of both Time and Newsweek magazines. Both articles were about manipulation of public opinion by the media. It was the first time that both magazines had simultaneously shown the same subject on their covers.
- In 1984 U2 released the single “Pride,” and in 1988 Rattle & Hum, the band’s documentary concert film, premiered in Dublin – the movie opened worldwide on November 4.
- And in 1998, Paul McCartney released his late wife Linda’s album Wide Prairie.
- Checking the WZLX ticket stash…Mott The Hoople was at the Orpheum with Aerosmith in 1973.
- In 1974, it was Van Morrison at the Music Hall.
- In 1990, the Allman Brothers played the Memorial Auditorium in Worcester.
- And in 1994, The Pretenders were at the Orpheum.
And that’s the Rock ‘N Roll diary for October 27th. From the college of classic rock knowledge, 100.7 WZLX, Boston’s Classic Rock!