Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: September 24 in Classic Rock History

In 2009 Ozzy Osbourne passed his driver’s test after failing many times. When was his first attempt?

ANSWER: 1974

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for September 24, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1977: Styx released “Come Sail Away” as a single. The song had a very slow rise in popularity: it took nearly four months for it to reach the charts. It finally peaked at #8 in January 1978.
  • 1989: Saturday Night Live’s 15th anniversary show closed with a guest appearance by Paul Simon.
  • 1994: Eric Clapton performed on Saturday Night Live’s season premier.

Checking the WZLX ticket stash…

  • 1970: The James Gang played the Boston Tea Party for the first of three nights. Humble Pie opened.
  • 1988: Rod Stewart was at the Boston Garden.
  • 1991: The Grateful Dead were in the Garden as well. They would appear there again on the same day two years later.


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