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Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 27

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File photo dated March 3, 1967 of Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett, top right, with other members of the band, top left, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, left, and Rick Wright.  Syd Barrett. (AP Photo, Files, PA)

File photo dated March 3, 1967 of Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett, top right, with other members of the band, top left, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, left, and Rick Wright. Syd Barrett. (AP Photo, Files, PA)

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Happy birthday Nick Mason of Pink Floyd. The drummer sang lead for Floyd only once – on what song?

Answer: One of These Days

Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!

  • 1981: Capricorn Records filed for bankruptcy in Georgia – Some bands who had recorded for the label included The Allman Brothers Band, and Marshall Tucker Band.
  • 1986: Bruce Springsteen walked away from the Grammy Awards with best male vocalist, best album, and male video star awards.
  • 1990: Tom Petty’s “Free Falling” peaked at #7 on the charts and it was declared “Tom Petty Day” in the star’s hometown of Gainesville, Florida.
  • 1998: Billy Joel kicked off a world tour in Portland, Maine.
  • In the WZLX ticket stash: J. Geils was at The Catacombs in 1968 and Heart played The Music Hall in 1979. Finally, in 1988 KISS (without makeup) and Ted Nugent rocked The Centrum.
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