Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 15 in Classic Rock History

On this day in 1998 Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer suffered second-degree burns on his body after a fire at a gas station in Scituate. The explosion occurred while he was gassing up his car. What ride did he scorch?


ANSWER: A Ferrari worth $150,000.


What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for July 15th, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1968: The debut album from Creedence Clearwater Revival was released, it was simply entitled “Creedence Clearwater Revival”. Two years later the band’s best-selling “Cosmos Factory” album hit the stores.
  • 1977: Kinks lead singer Ray Davies announced that he was quitting the band. Brother Dave Davies didn’t think it would last, and he was right.
  • 1989: More than 200,000 people crammed into Venice, Italy for a free Pink Floyd concert. Residents complained about the noise, littering and drug use.
  • 1998: Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer suffered second-degree burns on his hands, arms and legs at a gas station fire in Scituate. Because of his injuries, the band had to postpone the first 13 dates of its North American tour.
  • 2002: A boat captained by Bob Seger won its division in the 78th annual Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island sailboat race.

Checking out the WZLX ticket stash…

  • 1974: ZZ Top was at the Performance Center in Cambridge.
  • 1978: Blue Oyster Cult played the Cape Cod Coliseum with Cheap Trick.
  • 1981: It was R.E.O Speedwagon for a second night at the Garden.
  • 1997: Boston played Great Woods as part of its “Walk On” tour.
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