Rock N’ Roll Diary: May 11

Carter Alan /

The “Woodstock” soundtrack album was released on this day in 1970.  The album eventually went to #1 in the U.S. in July.  When it did so, it did it against tough competition. What album did it knock out of the top slot?

Answer: The Beatles Let it Be

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

  • 1970: The Woodstock soundtrack was released on this day in 1970. The 3-record set went straight to #1 and stayed there for a month…
  • 1972: On “The Dick Cavett Show”, John Lennon declared that the F.B.I. was watching him constantly and had tapped his telephone…
  • 1981: Bob Marley died of lung cancer and a brain tumor. Two years later, a statue of Marley was unveiled in Jamaica. Fans thought it was such a poor likeness of their hero that they rioted until the prime minister said he’d have a new one sculpted…
  • 1995: Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Jimmy Vaughan reunited in Austin Texas for a tribute to the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. All five had played with the guitarist at his last concert on August 26, 1990 before he died in a helicopter crash later that night…
  • Checking the WZLX ticket stash: The J. Geils Band played Gloucester High School in 1971…Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople with guitarist Mick Ronson rocked the Orpheum along with KISS and Journey in 1975…And in 1985 it was Phil Collins at the Centrum.
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