Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: September 15 in Classic Rock History

On this day in 1979, Led Zeppelin scored its 6th #1 album in the U.S. with “In Through the Out Door.” Less than a year later they’d break up in the wake of John Bonham’s death. They had another #1 album in the States, though. Which one?

ANSWER: The 2013 release of “How the West Was Won” (live material from 1972).

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for September 15, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1962: Beatles manager Brian Epstein brought the band to London for an interview with Peter Jones of the Daily Mirror. The journalist concluded, after seeing the Beatles perform that they were “a nothing group”.
  • 1965: A Beatles show at the Public Hall in Cleveland was stopped by the Juvenile Bureau after screaming fans mobbed the stage.
  • 1976: Peter Frampton visited the White House. President Ford and his son Stephen extended the invitation to the star.
  • 1980: David Bowie made his Broadway debut in the Elephant Man.
  • 1997: British rock stars, including Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Sting and Elton John performed a benefit concert in London for the volcano-ravaged Caribbean island of Montserrat.
  • 1997: Former Beatles publicist Derek Taylor died at age 67.
  • 2007: Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

In the WZLX ticket stash…

1978: R.E.O. Speedwagon played the Orpheum.


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