Happy Birthday to Clarence Clemons of the E-Street Band! On this day in 1963, what famous Hollywood nightclub opened?
Answer: Whiskey A Go-Go
The nightclub was a springboard for many bands who would perform at the open mic night in hopes of catching the eyes of record executives – [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Doors[/lastfm] were one such band.
Here’s the rest of the Rock N’ Roll Diary for January 11:
[photogallerylink id=42139]1969:[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Led Zeppelin[/lastfm]‘s debut album came out.
1977: Keith Richards was convicted of cocaine possession by a London court and fined 1300 pounds. The charges stemmed from an auto accident involving the guitarist after which police found 130 grams of coke in his car.
1980: [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Pretenders[/lastfm] self-titled debut album was released.
1982: [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The J. Geils Band[/lastfm]‘s album “Freeze Frame” was certified platinum. Exactly one year later to the day, their live “Showtime” album went gold.
1990: At an appearance at Wembley Stadium, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] played many old Beatles standards, which he had avoided playing for years.
1998: Bad weather forced [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Rolling Stones[/lastfm] concert in Montreal to be cancelled. A winter storm cut power to the city and ice pierced the roof of the Olympic Stadium where the band was scheduled to perform.
Checking the WZLX Ticket Stash: [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Alice Cooper[/lastfm] performed at the Orpheum in 1972 and in 1979 [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rush[/lastfm] rocked the Music Hall.
And that’s the Rock and Roll Diary for January 11th, from the college of classic rock knowledge, 100.7 WZLX!
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