Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 13 in Classic Rock History

The ‘Woodstock ‘94’ concert was in its 2nd day in Saugerties, NY.  What veteran of the original Woodstock Festival in ’69 led off the concert this day on the more mainstream-oriented North Stage?


ANSWER: Joe Cocker


What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for August 13th, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1965: The Jefferson Airplane made its live debut at the opening of San Francisco’s Matrix Club, partly owned by singer Marty Balin. That same day James Douglas Morrison was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California.
  • 1973: Jethro Tull’s A Passion Play album hit #1.
  • 1987: Boston began what would become a historic run of shows at the Worcester Centrum. When the dust finally settled on August 24th, the band had performed an unprecedented nine sellouts.
  • 1990: Don Henley, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, members of the band Boston and others announced that they had purchased a 25 acre plot of Walden Woods in Concord, MA.
  • 1994: It was the 2nd day of the Woodstock ’94 festival in Saugerties, New York. Artists performing at the 2-day fest included Traffic, Aerosmith, Joe Cocker, Bob Dylan, Santana and many others.

In the WZLX ticket stash…

  • 1977: Dave Mason was at the Cape Cod Coliseum with Heart. Yes played the Garden that same night.
  • 1994: The Allman Bros. band led the H.O.R.D.E. tour into Great Woods for the 1st of two nights.
  • 1995: Santana & Jeff Beck were at Great Woods as well.
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