Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 8th

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]U2[/lastfm]’s single, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for” reached #1 in the U.S. It was not their first #1 hit, what was the previous one?

Answer: “With or Without You”.

Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!

Happy birthday to David Evans, otherwise known as The Edge from U2!

1969: At 10am traffic was stopped on the street out in front of Abbey Road Studios so a photographer could snap the picture of the four Beatles which appears on the front of the Abbey Road album.

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1970: Janis Joplin bought a headstone for the grave of Blues great Bessie Smith who died and was buried in Philadelphia in 1937.

1970: Christine McVie performed for the first time as an official member of Fleetwood Mac at a show in New Orleans.

1974: Eric Clapton’s 461 Ocean Boulevard album went gold.

1987: The U2 single “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” reached #1 in the States.

Checking the WZLX ticket stash…

1976: Peter Frampton played the Cape Cod Coliseum.

1990: It was Santana and Steel Pulse at Great Woods.

1997: Neil Young led the H.O.R.D.E. tour into Great Woods for the first of two nights.

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