Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 4 in Classic Rock History

Aerosmith reunited with Brad Whitford and Joe Perry on guitars for their “Back in the Saddle Tour” which played the Centrum on this night in 1984. Who had replaced them over the previous few years?

ANSWER: Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for August 4th, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

1970: Jim Morrison was charged with public drunkenness after he fell asleep on an elderly woman’s porch in Los Angeles.

1975: Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, his wife, and two children were seriously injured in an auto accident while vacationing in Greece. Soon after, Plant recorded some of the lyrics for the “Presence” album while still in a wheelchair.

1979: A tribute concert took place at the Los Angeles Forum to honor the late Lowell George of Little Feat. Performers at the musical wake included Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt.

1984: Phil Collins married Jill Tavelman. Collins, Eric Clapton, and Robert Plant performed at the wedding reception. The couple has since divorced.

Checking out the WZLX ticket stash…

1971: The Who played the Music Hall.

1973: Mott the Hoople was at the Orpheum.

1979: The Kinks rocked the Cape Cod Coliseum.

1995: The Allman Brothers made the annual summer trek to Great Woods.


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