Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 28 in Classic Rock History

The Band played the Boston Garden on this night in 1974. When had the group played the Garden before that?

ANSWER: January 14, 1974, backing Bob Dylan on his 40-date return to the stage that year.

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for August 28, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1969: Paul and Linda McCartney became proud parents of a new baby girl named Mary and born in London.
  • 1986: Don Henley, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks and Neil Young headlined a concert in Long Beach, California to raise lobbying money for a law targeting polluters.
  • 1997: Genesis celebrated the release of their album Calling All Stations, their first studio album in six years and their first without Phil Collins, with an unplugged performance at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. The album was not a success.

Checking the WZLX ticket stash…

  • 1973: It was Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin at the Music Hall.
  • 1974: The Band played the Boston Garden with Little Feat.
  • 1978: Eddie Money stopped by the Paradise.
  • 1989: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were at Great Woods.

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