Joe Cocker played Tanglewood on this day in 1970. He also had a hit single around the same time with “The Letter.” What band did that song originally?
Answer: The Boxtops
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
1972: Rod Stewart released his hit album “Never a Dull Moment.” It eventually reached #2 on the U.S. charts.
1980: The Grateful Dead’s Keith Godchaux was injured in a car accident. He died two days later.
1986: The Police rendezvoused in the studio to work on a new studio album, but tensions between the band members led to that album never being completed. Instead, they focused their attention on the far-easier task of assembling a greatest hits package.
1990: Roger Waters performed Pink Floyd’s “Wall” album at the Berlin Wall with a supporting cast of musicians and actors i n front of a quarter million people.
2002: Bob Seger escaped injury but his boat was damaged when he was caught in a severe thunderstorm on Lake Michigan. He was out on the water sailing in the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Michigan.
Checking out the WZLX ticket stash…
1970: Joe Cocker was at Tanglewood.
1976: Jethro Tull played the Garden.
1979: Peter Frampton came alive at the Garden.