Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 26 in Classic Rock History

In 1978 the Doobie Brothers played the Cape Cod Coliseum. That was a big year for the Doobie brothers and yielded an album that spent five weeks at #1. What was that mega-seller?


ANSWER: “Minute by Minute”


What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for August 26, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1970: Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band began a 10 day recording session with Derek and the Dominos on what would eventually be the Layla album.
  • 1990: It was the final concert performance of Stevie Ray Vaughn. He played Alpine Valley, a ski resort in Wisconsin featuring a closing guitar jam with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, and Vaughn’s brother Jimmy. Later, after midnight, Stevie Ray died in a helicopter crash that also took the lives of three of Eric Clapton’s crew and management.

In the WZLX ticket stash…

  • 1971: Emerson, Lake and Palmer played on the Common.
  • 1978: It was the Doobie Brothers at the Cape Cod Coliseum.
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