Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 1 in Classic Rock History

In 2002 Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey did their first show as the Who after the death of bassist John Entwistle four days earlier. What musician flew in to sub for the missing man?


ANSWER: Pino Palladino, who had played with Pete Townshend on some solo projects.

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for July 1st, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1965: “A Spaniard in the Works”, John Lennon’s second book was published in the U.S.
  • 1967: The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band topped the charts.
  • 1970: Jimi Hendrix had his first recording sessions at Electric Ladyland studios.
  • 1976: During a concert in Hartford, Connecticut, Peter Frampton fell from the stage and cracked two of his ribs.

Checking out the WZLX ticket stash…

  • 1970: We have Ten Years After at Harvard Stadium with Mott the Hoople.
  • 1972: Faces was at the Garden.
  • 1979: The Charlie Daniels Band played the Lawn at the Lenox Music Inn.
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