Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 21 in Classic Rock History

Roger Waters played Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” with a cast of supporting characters at the Berlin Wall on this evening in 1990. He played in an area of no-man’s land between East and West called what?

ANSWER: Potzdamer Platz

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for July 21st, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1972: Rod Stewart released his hit album “Never a Dull Moment.” It eventually reached #2 on the U.S. charts.
  • 1980: The Grateful Dead’s Keith Godchaux was injured in a car accident. He died two days later.
  • 1986: The Police rendezvoused in the studio to work on a new studio album, but tensions between the band members led to that album never being completed. Instead, they focused their attention on the far-easier task of assembling a greatest hits package.
  • 1990: Roger Waters performed Pink Floyd’s “Wall” album at the Berlin Wall with a supporting cast of musicians and actors i n front of a quarter million people.
  • 2002: Bob Seger escaped injury but his boat was damaged when he was caught in a severe thunderstorm on Lake Michigan. He was out on the water sailing in the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Michigan.

Checking out the WZLX ticket stash…

  • 1970: Joe Cocker was at Tanglewood.
  • 1976: Jethro Tull played the Garden.
  • 1979: Peter Frampton came alive at the Garden.

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