On this night in 2003 WZLX celebrated its 18th birthday with the band Boston at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield. The band surprised the ZLX staff with a birthday cake! Boston had a new album out that reunited Tom Scholz with singer Brad Delp – what was the album?
ANSWER: “Corporate America”
What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for June 13th, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!
- 1964: The Rolling Stones made a television appearance on “Hollywood Palace,” a show hosted by Dean Martin who cracked a series of demeaning jokes about the band.
- 1969: The Stones held a press conference officially announcing Mick Taylor’s appointment to the band as Brian Jones’ replacement.
- 1970: The Beatles hit #1 with the single “The Long and Winding Road”.
- 1980: Pat Benatar opened a home game for the Philadelphia Phillies by playing a brief set.
- 1981: Pink Floyd performed the first of four nights at Earl’s Court in London, which turned out to be the band’s last series of gigs with Roger Waters.
- 1983: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble released the album “Texas Flood”.
- 1992: Ringo Starr & his All-Starr Band recorded a live album at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
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2003: Boston performed at the Tweeter Center while WZLX celebrated its 18th birthday party at the concert. The band surprised the ZLX staff with a birthday cake!