ZZ Top played the Performance Center in Cambridge on this night in 1974. What was their most recent album?
Answer: Tres Hombres
Happy birthday to former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle and 38 special guitarist Jeff Carlisi!
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
1968: The debut album from Creedence Clearwater Revival was released, it was simply entitled “Creedence Clearwater Revival”. Two years later the band’s best-selling “Cosmos Factory” album hit the stores.
1977: Kinks lead singer Ray Davies announced that he was quitting the band. Brother Dave Davies didn’t think it would last, and he was right.
1989: More than 200,000 people crammed into Venice, Italy for a free Pink Floyd concert. Residents complained about the noise, littering and drug use.
1998: Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer suffered second-degree burns on his hands, arms and legs at a gas station fire in Scituate. Because of his injuries, the band had to postpone the first 13 dates of its North American tour.
2002: A boat captained by Bob Seger won its division in the 78th annual Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island sailboat race.
Checking out the WZLX ticket stash…
1974: ZZ Top was at the Performance Center in Cambridge.
1978: Blue Oyster Cult played the Cape Cod Coliseum with Cheap Trick.
1981: It was R.E.O Speedwagon for a second night at the Garden.
1997: Boston played Great Woods as part of its “Walk On” tour.