Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 15 in Classic Rock History

In 1997 the band Boston played Great Woods. What album was released in conjunction with that tour?

ANSWER: The band was between the studio albums “Walk On” in ’94 and “Corporate America” in ’02 – but in 1997 they released their “Greatest Hits” collection.

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for July 15th, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1968: The debut album from Creedence Clearwater Revival was released, it was simply entitled “Creedence Clearwater Revival”. Two years later the band’s best-selling “Cosmos Factory” album hit the stores.
  • 1977: Kinks lead singer Ray Davies announced that he was quitting the band. Brother Dave Davies didn’t think it would last, and he was right.
  • 1989: More than 200,000 people crammed into Venice, Italy for a free Pink Floyd concert. Residents complained about the noise, littering and drug use.
  • 1998: Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer suffered second-degree burns on his hands, arms and legs at a gas station fire in Scituate. Because of his injuries, the band had to postpone the first 13 dates of its North American tour.
  • 2002: A boat captained by Bob Seger won its division in the 78th annual Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island sailboat race.

Checking out the WZLX ticket stash…

  • 1974: ZZ Top was at the Performance Center in Cambridge.
  • 1978: Blue Oyster Cult played the Cape Cod Coliseum with Cheap Trick.
  • 1981: It was R.E.O Speedwagon for a second night at the Garden.
  • 1997: Boston played Great Woods as part of its “Walk On” tour.

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