Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 2 in Classic Rock History

In 2005 Live-8 took place on stages around the world to raise money and awareness to fight global poverty. U2 and Paul McCartney kicked off the London concert with what song?


ANSWER: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for July 2nd, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1969: The Jimi Hendrix Experience officially broke up after playing their final gig just days before in Denver.
  • 1980: Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart were picked up for suspicion of inciting a riot at the San Diego Sports Arena. The pair reportedly tried to interfere in a drug-related arrest.
  • 1971: Speaking of the Dead, the group played the Fillmore West in San Francisco for the last time.
  • In more Dead news, the band made a tour stop in Akron, Ohio where Bob Dylan joined them onstage.
  • 2005: Live 8 took place at venues around the world. Paul McCartney, U2, Elton John, Pink Floyd and a dozen of other artists appeared in the event.

In the WZLX ticket stash…

  • 1977: The Kinks played at the Orpheum.
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