Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 31

Carter Alan /

Led Zeppelin’s single “Whole Lotta Love” reached #4 on the U.S. singles chart on this day in 1970. What song was used on the flip side of the 7” record?

Answer: Livin’ Lovin’ Maid

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

  • 1970: The song “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin peaked at #4 on the charts.
  • 1979: The Clash began its first U.S. tour.
  • 1982: The Doobie Brothers split up, promising to reform for a farewell tour.
  • 1988: Bruce Springsteen showed up to play a benefit in 1998 for a Long Branch, New Jersey policeman killed in the line of duty. The 3 1/2 hour jam was held in a small shore theater and featured Bruce, Southside Johnny, Little Steven and most of the E-Street Band.
  • 2004: Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Sammy Hagar were among the rockers who participated in “Toby Keith’s Shock N’ Y’all Superbowl party,” which was featured on the CMT network!
  • Checking the WZLX ticket stash: Edgar Winter played the Orpheum in 1973 with the James Montgomery Band. In 1996 John Entwistle of The Who rocked Mama Kin on Lansdowne street.
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