Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 24 in Classic Rock History

In 1979 the Police put out their first U.S. single “Roxanne.” They already had a charting English single in 1978; what was that song?

ANSWER: “Can’t Stand Losing You”

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

1976: The Eagles received the first platinum album for sales of a million copies of their “Greatest Hits” album. Previously, the only award for album sales was the gold, which was presented when a release sold 500,000 copies…

1979: The Police put out their single “Roxanne” in America. It had already become a hit in England…

1981: John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s “Double Fantasy” album received a Grammy for Album of the Year. It was John Lennon’s final completed work before he was assassinated the previous December…

1990: A concert tribute to Roy Orbison reunited the original Byrds at L.A.’S Universal Amphitheater…

1993: Eric Clapton was the big winner at the Grammies taking home 6 awards including Best Album honors for his “Unplugged” album…

2008: A statue of late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott was erected in his hometown of Fremantle, Western Australia…

In the WZLX Ticket Stash: Joan Jett played Northeastern University’s Cabot Hall in 1989.


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