Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: September 1 in Classic Rock History

In 1983, guitarist Mick Jones of the Clash was asked to leave the Clash; but his presence was missed as the Clash put out one lackluster album and soon broke up. What was the name of the Jones-less album?


ANSWER: “Cut the Crap”


What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for September 1, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1973: Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” was released on the film soundtrack “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid”.
  • 1972: The Rolling Stones sued their former manager Allen Klein for “falsely representing the group with intent to deceive.” The band’s lawyers asked for $7.5 million in damages.
  • 1983: The Clash’s Mick Jones was asked to leave the group. Joe Strummer and the others felt that Jones had drifted away from the original concept of the band. The guitarist soon surfaced as the leader of Big Audio Dynamite.
  • 1988: The Tour to Benefit Amnesty International’s Human Rights Now! campaign began at London’s Wembley Stadium. Performers included Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel and Sting.
  • 1998: David Bowie opened his own on-line internet service provider business, bowie.net.
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In the WZLX ticket stash…

  • 1971: Procol Harum played the Boston Common.
  • 1973: Here’s a weird one: Uriah Heep, ZZ Top and Earth Wind and Fire(!) played Cape Cod Coliseum.
  • 1974: Aerosmith played the Coliseum.
  • 1976: It was The Band at Boston University.
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