Rock N’ Roll Diary: May 12

Carter Alan /

Happy birthday to Steve Winwood. Years before he collaborated with Eric Clapton in Blind Faith, he played with the guitarist in what recording project?

Answer: Powerhouse

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

  • 1964: The Rolling Stones were refused service at a Bristol hotel because they were not wearing ties…
  • 1967: The first Jimi Hendrix Experience album Are You Experienced? was released in England…
  • 1971: Mick Jagger married Nicaraguan born Bianca Rose Perez Moreno de Macias in St. Tropez, France…
  • 1973: Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy” album hit #1…
  • 1977: Pink Floyd performed the first quadraphonic concert at Portland Coliseum in Portland, Oregon…
  • 1983: With unmanageable debts of over a million dollars Meatloaf filed for bankruptcy…
  • Checking the WZLX ticket stash: Johnny Winter rocked the Music Hall with the J. Geils Band in 1971 …In 1979 it was the Patti Smith Group at the Orpheum…The Grateful Dead played the Garden in 1980…And in 1984, Yes performed at the Centrum on their “90125” tour. On that night Jon Anderson accidentally fell from the stage, but returned to the show a few moments later.
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