The Grateful Dead released the second of their double-live sets on this day in 1971. The album was called simply The Grateful Dead, although it has become known as “Skull and Roses.” What was the band’s first live double called?
Answer: Live Dead
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
- 1970: A young Phil Collins answered an ad in Britain’s “Melody Maker” magazine and found himself at an audition for the drummer’s chair in Genesis. Five years later he became the band’s lead vocalist when Peter Gabriel left.
- 1971: The Grateful Dead released the second of their double-live album sets. The self-titled album introduced the band’s well-known skull & roses logo.
- 1972: Rod Stewart’s song “You Wear It Well” topped the British charts.
- 1995: The concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which had opened the day before, was held in Cleveland. Headliners included Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, John Mellencamp, the Allman Brothers Band, Little Richard and Bruce Springsteen with the E Street Band.
In the WZLX ticket stash…
- 1976: The Band was at the Music Hall.
- 1978: It was the Outlaws at the Lenox Music Inn.