[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Eric Clapton[/lastfm] was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for an unprecedented third time. He went in previously as a member of the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Yardbirds[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Cream[/lastfm]. This time it was as a solo artist. Who inducted him?
Answer: Robbie Robertson
Here’s the rest of the Rock N’ Roll Diary for March 6:
Happy birthday: Pink Floyd guitarist & singer David Gilmour!
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1972: John Lennon began his battle with U.S. Immigration when his visa was revoked. It was caused by problems stemming from a 1968 pot bust in England and Lennon’s association with “The Radical Left.”
1986: The Band keyboardist Richard Manuel hung himself after a gig in Winter Park, Florida.
1989: Steven Tyler and his wife Teresa became parents to daughter Chelsea Ann.
1990: Aerosmith got its star and was inducted into Hollywood’s Rock Walk on Sunset Boulevard.
1996: Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon made a rare concert appearance at a club called The Knitting Factory in New York City.
2000: Eric Clapton was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for an unprecedented third time. He had gone in as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream, and this time went in as a solo artist.
2004: David Crosby was in trouble again, arrested in New York after he returned to a hotel to retrieve a bag he’d left containing marijuana, a knife and a gun. He was released from custody on $3500 bail.
Checking the WZLX ticket stash…The Velvet Underground and J. Geils Blues Band played the Boston Tea Party back in 1969 for the first of three nights.
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