Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 24 in Classic Rock History

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.

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