Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: January 2 in Classic Rock History

George Harrison’s album “All Things Must Pass” went to #1 in the U.S. on this day in 1970. It was his first post-Beatles solo album, but he released two others when he was still in the band. What were the names of those albums?

ANSWER: “Wonderwall Music” and “Electric Sound”

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for January 2, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

1968: Authorities at Newark airport seized the entire shipment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s album “Two Virgins.” The cover featured a full frontal nude shot of the pair and the album was not allowed into the country until it was guaranteed that the package would be retailed with a brown paper cover over the offending shot…

1969: The Beatles began filming what would become the “Let It Be” movie. The first song worked on was John Lennon’s “Don’t Let Me Down”…

1971: George Harrison‘s first post-Beatles solo album, “All Things Must Pass,” went to #1 in the U.S., knocking “Abraxas” by Santana to #2…

1974: The Allman Brothers Band was voted the outstanding community organization of the year by the Georgia State Department of Correction…

1977: Van Halen signed its first record contract with Warner Brothers…

1998: An autopsy of comedian Chris Farley showed that he died of an overdose of opiates and cocaine…

2001: Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and wife Donna celebrated the birth of a daughter, Frankie Jean Sixx…


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