Rock N’ Roll Diary: March 31

Carter Alan / WZLX.com

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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