Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 25 in Classic Rock History

The white Stratocaster guitar Jimi Hendrix played at Woodstock was sold on this day in 1990 for $295,000, then a world record for the sale price of a guitar. Where is the guitar these days?

ANSWER: At the Experience Hendrix Project Museum in Seattle. w rests

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for April 25th, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1974: Pamela Morrison, the common-law wife of the late Jim Morrison, died of a heroin overdose…
  • 1990: The Fender Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix used to play “The Star Spangled Banner” at Woodstock was sold at auction in London for $295,000, then a world record…
  • 1993: The Grateful Dead announced that they’d help pay for a liver transplant for psychedelic artist Stanley “Mouse” Miller. He created the band’s “skull and roses” logo…
  • 1997: U2 kicked off their “Popmart” tour in Las Vegas…
  • 2000: Eric Clapton and Derek & the Dominos keyboardist Bobby Whitlock performed together for the 1st time in 29 years on BBC-TV…
  • 2006: Bruce Springsteen released the album “We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions”…
  • Checking the WZLX ticket stash…Procol Harum played the Boston Tea Party in 1968…Marshall Tucker was at the Orpheum in 1975…And in 1992, the Earth Day concert at Foxboro Stadium featured Steve Miller, The Kinks and many more on a cold and rainy day…

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