Happy birthday to Robbie Robertson! In 1987 the musician released his first solo album after leaving the Band. That album, “Robbie Robertson,” featured two collaborations with what world-famous band?
What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for July 5th, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!
- 1969: The Rolling Stones saluted their late guitarist Brian Jones with a free concert in Hyde Park in London. It was the first live appearance of Jones’ replacement, Mick Taylor.
- 1978: The EMI Record pressing plant in England stopped making the cover of the Rolling Stones album “Some Girls” after celebrities shown in the original artwork, including Lucille Ball, complained.
- 1988: Efforts to ban Grateful Dead concerts in the town of Oxford, Maine, fell apart when those pushing for the ban learned that a town ordinance would also ban concerts at the annual county fair.
- 1995: More than 100 Grateful Dead fans were injured when a deck on which they were dancing collapsed near Wentzville, Missouri.
Checking out the WZLX ticket stash…
- 1973: E.L.O played the John Hancock Hall.
- 1973: It was Little Feat at Paul’s Mall.