Happy birthday to Jaimo, one of the Allman Brothers drummers and a founding member who is still with
the band! Jaimo formed a band with piano player Chuck Leavell in 1977 while the Allmans took a break.
What was that band?
Answer: Sea Level
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience was the opening act for the Monkees at a concert at Braves Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The incompatibility between the two bands was quickly obvious and Hendrix only opened seven shows for the Monkees before being dropped from the tour.
1972: David Bowie proclaimed himself “Ziggy” during his set at the Save the Whales Benefit at Royal Festival Hall in London.
1972: Rod Stewart , Elp, Edgar Winter, J. Geils, Humble Pie and several more bands played the Pocono Speedway in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State Turnpike was closed when a quarter million people showed up!
1984: U2′s Bono joined Van Morrison and Bob Dylan onstage at Wembley Stadium in London.
2003: A lock of Elvis Presley’s hair and one of his teeth showed up on EBay.
In the WZLX ticket stash…
1974: The J. Geils band played the Cape Cod Coliseum.
1978: It was Dave Mason at the same venue.