Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: September 6 in Classic Rock History

In 1990 Tom Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater revival died from tuberculosis as a complication of AIDS. The three remaining members of the band still survive – what are their names?

ANSWER: Brother John Fogerty, Stu Cook, and Doug Clifford

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for September 6, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1968: Eric Clapton sat in with the Beatles to record the guitar solo on “While my Guitar Gently Weeps” during sessions for the White album.
  • 1969: Bob Dylan’s “Lay Lady Lay” rose to #7 on the charts. Dylan had written the song at the request of the producers of “Midnight Cowboy” but the song was rejected. It was Dylan’s last top ten hit.
  • 1970: Jimi Hendrix performed at the Fehmarn Festival in Germany. It was his last live show. The last song of the set was “Voodoo Child”.
  • 1987: For the 10th anniversary of the crash, the Lynyrd Skynyrd band performed at the “Volunteer Jam Reunion” in Georgia put on by Charlie Daniels, and then began a tour. During the tour, audience appreciation convinced the band to regroup.
  • 1988: Sotheby’s of London began a three day auction of a 2,000 item list of treasures of Elton John memorabilia. His boots from Pinball Wizard sold for $11,000 and the auction brought in a total of $8 million.
  • 1990: Tom Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival died of tuberculosis in Arizona.

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