Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: September 14 in Classic Rock History

In 1981 the Rolling Stones appeared in Worcester at the Sir Morgan’s Cove nightclub as a warm up for the “Tattoo You” tour. This was Plan B since the mayor of Boston had nixed the original idea to play a venue in Boston – which one?


ANSWER: The Orpheum


What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for September 14, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1968: The new Yardbirds who became Led Zeppelin about a month later made their live debut for a show in Copenhagen.
  • 1978: The Grateful Dead performed the first of three shows near the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx in Egypt at the Gizah Sound and Light Theatre in Cairo.
  • 2000: Crosby, Stills and Nash along with Glenn Frey and Don Henley were among the performers at a fundraiser for presidential candidate Al Gore in New York.
  • 2005: The Rolling Stones’ album “A Bigger Bang” debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 album sales chart.

Checking out the WZLX ticket stash…

  • 1979: Blue Oyster Cult was at the Boston Garden.
  • 1981: The Rolling Stones, disguised as Blue Monday and the Cockroaches appeared at the 350 seat club Sir Morgan’s Cove in Worcester. Unfortunately some 4000 people got wind of the event and showed and 11 arrests resulted.
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