Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: October 13 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to the Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar! In 1984, in the midst of a successful solo career, he joined a band of superstars. What was that band called?

ANSWER: ‘Hagar, Schon, Aaronson, Shrieve’ (HSAS), featuring Neil Schon form Santana and Journey, bassist Kenny Aaronson and Mike Shrieve of Santana.

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for October 13, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin’s ashes were scattered at sea off the coast of California.
  • Neil Young underwent successful surgery in 1975 in Los Angeles to remove a growth from his vocal cords.
  • U2 entered the British Charts in 1984 with their 4th album, “The Unforgettable Fire.”  It became the band’s second consecutive multi-platinum seller worldwide.
  • In 1998 the Crossroads Center of Antigua opened. Eric Clapton underwrote the drug and alcohol rehab center.
  • And in 2000, a fan in Arkansas sued Don Henley. The fan said the singer hit her on the head with a maraca at a concert when she tried to take a flash photo of him.
  • Checking the WZLX ticket stash – Jefferson Starship was at the Music Hall in 1974. In ’78, The Grateful Dead played there as well. And finally, in 1991 Aerosmith held a special performance at the Wang Center to record and film a version of “Dream On” for MTV’s 10th anniversary special.

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