Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: September 26 in Classic Rock History

The Beatles released their “Abbey Road” album in England. It was accompanied by a single whose two sides were both major hits for the band in its late phase. What are the songs?

ANSWER: “Come Together” and “Something”

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for September 26, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1969: The Beatles released their “Abbey Road” album in England. It was the last album recorded by the Beatles, but not the final one released.
  • 1974: John Lennon released his “Walls and Bridges” album, including the hits “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” and “#9 Dream”.
  • 1975: The film version of the Rocky Horror Picture Show was released.
  • 1987: The Grateful Dead’s “Touch of Grey” peaked at #9 on the US charts. It was their biggest chart hit!
  • 1988: Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones released “Talk is Cheap”. His first solo album.
  • 2003: It was a sad day in rock when Robert Palmer passed away from a heart attack.

Checking the WZLX ticket stash…

  • 1972: It was a great double bill at the Music Hall: Yes with opening act the Eagles.
  • 1978: Bob Weir’s band Kingfish played the Paradise.
  • 1980: Queen rocked the Boston Garden.
  • 1991 and 1993: The Grateful Dead also played the Garden.
  • 2006: WZLX celebrated its 21st birthday at the Tweeter Center with Aerosmith! Tom Hamilton, who had sat out the tour while undergoing treatment for throat cancer, joined his bandmates for a version of “Sweet Emotion” and a tremendous applause!

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