In 1978 the disastrous “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” movie was released featuring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees. Who appeared in the movie as a character named Father Sun?
ANSWER: Alice Cooper
What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for July 24th, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!
1977: led zeppelin performed at the Coliseum in Oakland, California – the second of two nights and their last U.S. show, since the tour was canceled two days later due to the death of Robert Plants son Karac.
1978: Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, the film, was released – it featured the Bee Gees, Peter Frampton and Aerosmith among others, but despite the star talent the film flopped at the box office
1986: Bob Geldof was knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his work organizing the Live-Aid concert to feed starving people in Africa.
1999: Phil Collins got married for the third time. guests at the wedding included Eric Clapton, Elton John, and Mark Knopfler
Checking the WZLX ticket stash…
- 1976: It was the Marshall Tucker Band at the Cape Cod Coliseum.
- 1980: Jackson Brown played the Garden.
- 1981: Van Halen was at the Boston Garden.
- 1989: The Doobie Bros. and Fabulous Thunderbirds played Great Woods.