Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: May 30 in Classic Rock History

Lou Reed played the Paradise Theater on this night in 1979. What album had he released the month before?

ANSWER: “The Bells”

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for May 30th, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1971: Three dozen Grateful Dead fans were treated for hallucinations caused by LSD they had unwittingly ingested when the drug was used to spike an apple drink served at a concert in San Francisco. Although members of The Dead were suspected of supplying the drug, they were not formally accused.
  • 1980: Carl Radle, best-known as the bass player for Derek and the Dominos died of a chronic kidney problem. He was 37 years old.
  • 1987: David Bowie kicked off his 87-date “Glass Spider Tour” with a stadium show in Holland.
  • 1997: Neil Young was forced to cancel a European tour after deeply cutting his index finger while slicing a sandwich. His doctors told him he wouldn’t be able to play the guitar while the wound was healing.
  • 2002: Ozzy sued Tony Iommi and Black Sabbath for back-payment of royalties. Obviously, they worked that out!
  • Checking the WZLX Ticket Stash…Van Morrison played the Boston Tea Party for the first of three nights in 1968…And in ’79 Lou Reed performed at The Paradise.

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