Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 4

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Happy birthday to Alice Cooper! What was his first album as a solo artist?

Answer: Welcome to My Nightmare

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

  • Happy birthday: Alice Cooper!
  • 1969: The law firm of Eastman and Eastman was appointed general counsel for Paul McCartney in response to The Beatles’ signing of Allen Klein as manager the previous day.
  • 1974: John Lennon and Yoko Ono split up when their relationship became strained from their immigration ordeal. John moved to L.A. For a time, but eventually moved back to New York and reunited with Yoko.
  • 1978: The song “We Are the Champions” by Queen peaked at #4 on the charts.
  • 1979: A month-long memorabilia auction began in San Francisco to benefit the Save the Whales campaign. Among the items auctioned off: John Travolta’s leather jacket from Grease, Alice Cooper’s five-foot boa constrictor, a Paul Kantner guitar, and a Cheech & Chong bong.
  • 2001: Jimmy Buffett was ordered by NBA referee Joe Forte to give up his courtside seat due to the use of profanity.
  • From the WZLX ticket stash…Steven Stills was at the Music Hall in 1974…Boston played the same venue in 1977…And in 1978 Emerson, Lake and Palmer performed at the Garden.
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