Rock N’ Roll Diary: March 31

Carter Alan /

The Electric light Orchestra rocked the Boston Garden on this night in 1977. Jeff Lynne built this English band from the ashes of what previous band that he had been a member of?

Answer: The Move

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

  • Angus Young of AC/DC celebrates a birthday today! Have a drink on us, Angus.
  • 1967: At London’s Finsbury Park (later to become the Rainbow Theater) Jimi Hendrix finished his act by lighting his guitar on fire. He’d burn a guitar even more famously at the Monterey Pop Festival in California three months later …
  • 1968: George and Patti Harrison appeared in court in Surrey, England and pled guilty to charges of cannabis possession. The couple was fined $394 each…
  • 1990: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young played a benefit concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for their former drummer Dallas Taylor who was in need of a liver transplant – he eventually got the transplant a few weeks later on April 17…
  • 1995: A deranged fan tried to stab Jimmy Page at a concert in Detroit. He was apprehended backstage with a knife …
  • 2007: Paul McCartney’s custom made 2006 Cadillac sold at an auction in Palm Beach Florida, fetching $60,000 for charity. The car was vegetarian-friendly – The interior made with no animal products …
  • Checking the WZLX ticket stash … Graham Nash was at the Music Hall in 1974 … The Electric Light Orchestra rocked the Garden in 1977…And Meatloaf was served at the Orpheum in 1978.
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