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Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 17

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1996: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) presents Paul and Linda McCartney with the group's first lifetime achievement award. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

1996: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) presents Paul and Linda McCartney with the group’s first lifetime achievement award. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

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listenlive listicle Rock N Roll Diary: April 17

On this day in 1998 Linda McCartney lost her battle with cancer at the age of 56. How long had she been married to Paul?

Answer: 29 years

Here’s the rest of the Rock N’ Roll Diary for April 17:

  • 1969: The Band, previously known as Bob Dylan’s backup band The Hawks made its concert debut at Winterland in San Francisco…
  • 1973: Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of The Moon” went gold and then went on to set a record for the longest stay on the Billboard album charts…
  • 1977: Led Zeppelin fans stormed the Orange Bowl in Miami and caused major damage in a mad dash for tickets…
  • 1981: Eric Clapton was released from a hospital in St. Paul Minnesota following treatment for stomach ulcers…
  • 1983: Felix Pappalardi, producer of Cream and member of the band Mountain, was accidently shot and killed by his wife in New York City. She thought he was a prowler.
  • 1990: Crosby, Stills & Nash drummer Dallas Taylor received a liver transplant in Los Angeles…
  • 1998: Linda McCartney lost her battle with breast cancer, dying in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 56…
  • In the WZLX ticket stash…Jefferson Airplane played Symphony Hall in 1970…In ’74 it was Todd Rundgren’s Utopia at the Orpheum…And in 1993 Elton John played the Boston Garden for the second of two nights.
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