Richard Wright, keyboardist of Pink Floyd died on this day in 2008. In November 1978, he released his debut solo album, which followed David Gilmour’s solo debut in May. What was Wright’s disc named?
Answer: Wet Dream
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
- 1962: Beatles manager Brian Epstein brought the band to London for an interview with Peter Jones of the Daily Mirror. The journalist concluded, after seeing the Beatles perform that they were “a nothing group”.
- 1976: Peter Frampton visited the White House. President Ford and his son Stephen extended the invitation to the star.
- 1980: David Bowie made his Broadway debut in the Elephant Man.
- 1997: British rock stars, including Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Sting and Elton John performed a benefit concert in London for the volcano-ravaged Caribbean island of Montserrat.
- 1997: Former Beatles publicist Derek Taylor died at age 67.
- 2007: Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
In the WZLX ticket stash…
1978: R.E.O. Speedwagon played the Orpheum.