Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 12 in Classic Rock History

In ’02, Ozzy Osbourne received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. What rock star delivered a speech in Ozzy’s honor at the ceremony?

ANSWER: Marilyn Manson

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for April 12th, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

1973: The rock film That’ll Be the Day premiered in London. It starred David Essex, Dave Edmunds, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, and others.

1975: After a full year of production, the movie version of The Who’s rock opera Tommy premiered…

1979: Mickey Thomas, formerly with the Elvin Bishop Group, joined Jefferson Starship as a replacement for Grace Slick and Marty Balin…

1982: John Mellencamp released his American Fool album…

1992: Don Henley was joined by celebrities and 6,000 people on a six-mile “Walk For Walden Woods” to raise money to save the area in Concord from commercial development…

2002: Ozzy Osbourne received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame …

From the WZLX ticket stash…Pink Floyd was at the Boston Tea Party in 1970…In ’72 the Allman Brothers Band played the Music Hall…Supertramp was there a year later…And in 1982, The Police played the aforementioned Boston Garden show!


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