Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 27 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Alex Lifeson of Rush. That’s a stage name – what’s his real one?


ANSWER: Alexandar Zivojinovich


What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for August 27, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1965: The Beatles met Elvis Presley for the first and only time at his home in Bel Air, California. Elvis joined John and Paul for some impromptu singing and they talked into the night.
  • 1967: There was tragedy in the Beatles camp when the band’s manager and mentor Brian Epstein died of an apparent accidental drug overdose in his London apartment.
  • 1990: Stevie Ray Vaughan died when a helicopter in which he was traveling crashed into a man-made ski slope in dense fog. All five people aboard the copter died including members of Eric Clapton’s entourage.

Checking the WZLX ticket stash…

  • 1974: Joe Cocker was at the Orpheum.
  • 1975: The Allman Brothers played Shaefer Stadium in Foxboro.
  • 1978: Bonnie Raitt was at the Lenox Music Inn, the same night that Jackson Browne played the Boston Garden.
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