[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Cream[/lastfm] played Brandeis on this day in 1968. Bravo to the Concert Committee! Although Cream was three musicians – Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker, what production ace also contributed heavily to their work on percussion and stringed instruments in the studio?
ANSWER: Felix Pappalardi
Here’s the rest of the diary for March 23! First, a very Happy birthday to Ric Ocasek of The Cars!
ON THIS DAY IN…
1964: John Lennon’s first book was published. In His Own Write was a collection of Lennon poetry and prose and would later be adapted for theatre.
1969: Thirty thousand people attended the “Rally For Decency” at the Orange Bowl in Miami in response to Jim Morrison’s alleged exposure incident 3 weeks earlier.
1972: Pink Floyd began recording the Obscured By Clouds soundtrack album in France.
1985: Billy Joel married uptown girl Christie Brinkley. They divorced in 1994.
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1997: The Allman Brothers performed the last show of a ten-night series at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the last show that Warren Haynes and Allen Woody performed with the band before leaving to devote time to their own group, Gov’t Mule.
1999: A set of postage stamps was issued in Gibraltar to commemorate what would have been John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 30th wedding anniversary.
Checking out the WZLX ticket stash…Cream was at Shapiro Athletic Center at Brandeis in 1968…And in 1985 Stevie Ray Vaughan played the Orpheum.
Where to next?