In 1980, Capricorn Records, home of many southern bands, filed for bankruptcy. What was the first album released on Capricorn?
Answer: The Allman Brothers Band
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
- 1973: A Rolling Stones benefit concert at the Los Angeles Forum raised $200,000 to aid victims of a devastating earthquake in Nicaragua – Mick Jagger’s mother-in-law survived the quake.
- 1980: Capricorn Records, home to The Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker Band and other mostly southern rock groups, filed for bankruptcy.
- 1985: Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead was busted in San Fransisco for freebasing in his car. He was ordered into a rehab program and had to play a benefit show for the Haight-Ashbury free food program.
- 1989: Marked the 4th annual inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Inductees included The Rolling Stones.
- 1993: Fleetwood Mac reformed for the first time in six years to perform the campaign slogan song “Don’t Stop” at the Clinton inaugural ball in Washington.
- 2001: Over on the right, ZZ Top played at President George Bush’s inaugural ball.