Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: June 16 in Classic Rock History

In 1999 Phil Collins received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. What company sponsored the event?

ANSWER: Disney. Their “Tarzan” movie featuring Collins’ music was about to come out.

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for June 16th, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1967: The 3-day Monterrey Pop Festival began. Some of the featured acts turning in historic performances were Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, the Who, Canned Heat and the Grateful Dead.
  • 1982: James Honeyman-Scott, lead guitarist for the Pretenders, died at a friend’s house apartment in London after a benefit concert performance. He was only 25 years old and passed away from deterioration brought on from sustained heroin and cocaine addiction.
  • 1982: .38 special singer Donny van Zandt was arrested on stage after a concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for public drinking in a dry town.
  • 1987: Lawyers for Jerry Garcia and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream worked out a deal to market a new flavor of ice cream called cherry Garcia.
  • 1999: Phil Collins received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
  • 2005: Joe Perry of Aerosmith offered a solo performance during a halftime of the NBA Finals game four in Detroit. He played the song “Shakin’ My Cage” from his self-titled solo album.

Checking the WZLX ticket stash

  • 1970: Procol Harum played the Boston Tea Party.
  • 1979: Journey was at the Orpheum with Sweet.
  • 1999: The original Black Sabbath reunion tour reached the Tweeter Center.


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