Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: September 29 in Classic Rock History

In 1980, John Lennon ended a 5-year self-imposed silence from the music business when he granted an interview to Newsweek magazine. What had been his most recent album, not counting the greatest hits compilation “Shaved Fish?”

ANSWER: “Rock n’ Roll” – his collection of 50s and 60’s covers, released in early 1975.

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for September 29, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1963: The Rolling Stones began their first tour of England at London’s New Victoria Theatre.
  • 1967: John Lennon and George Harrison recorded an interview with David Frost for his TV show. The two Beatles discussed transcendental meditation!
  • 1967: An oxymoron of sorts when the Grateful Dead performed at San Francisco’s Straight Theatre.
  • 1980: John Lennon ended a five-year self-imposed silence when he agreed to be interviewed by Newsweek magazine.
  • 1989: Glenn Frey joined Don Henley onstage in Los Angeles for the first time since the breakup of the Eagles 8 years earlier.
  • 1996: Julian Lennon was the anonymous buyer who purchased Paul McCartney’s handwritten recording notes for “Hey Jude.” That song was written for Julian when John Lennon separated from Cynthia Lennon in 1968.

Checking the WZLX ticket stash…

  • 1973: Jethro Tull was at the Boston Garden.
  • 1981: The Kinks were there.
  • 1989: The Rolling Stones performed the 1st of 3 nights, on the Steel Wheels tour at Foxboro Stadium.
  • 1993: The Grateful Dead played the Boston Garden yet again!

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