Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 11 in Classic Rock History

On this day in 1969, Jimi Hendrix did a gig with the Band of Gypsies in New York City at the Apollo Theater. How many albums did that band release during Hendrix’s lifetime?


ANSWER: Just one; simply called “Band of Gypsies.”

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for July 11th, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1969: Blind Faith was slated to play at the Festival Fairgrounds in Newport, Rhode Island, but the show was cancelled.
  • 1979: Neil Young’s concert movie “Rust Never Sleeps” premiered at the Bruin Theater in Westwood, California. The album of the same name was also released.
  • 2006: The Stones resumed the European leg of their “A Bigger Bang Tour” with a show in Milan. The tour had been delayed six weeks after Keith Richards’ much-publicized fall from a tree in Fiji.
  • 2006: Stephen Stills was injured during a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young concert in Toronto when he cut his hand on a stage lamp. A few stitches solved the problem and the tour continued as planned.

In the WZLX ticket stash…

  • 1975: Dave Mason played the Garden.
  • 1976: KISS was at the Cape Cod Coliseum.
  • 2002: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers played the Tweeter Center.
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