Classic Rock Almanac June 28, 2017


Today’s Question: Twenty years ago today (June 28th, 1997), Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready broke his collarbone.

How did he break it?
a) He fell off the stage during a concert
b) In a car accident
c) He bounced off a trampoline
d) Playing softball

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2007-The Rolling StonesBigger Bang tour is marred by tragedy when two stagehands are killed and two others hurt while breaking down the band’s stage following a show in Madrid, Spain.

2002-One day after the shocking death of bassist John Entwistle, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey announce that The Who tour will continue as planned, only with Pino Palladino on bass.

1994-Metallica‘s Master of Puppets is certified for sales of three-million copies.

1991-Paul McCartney goes classical. The debut of his Liverpool Oratorio (co-written with American Carl Davis) is held in his hometown’s Anglican Cathedral. Ironically, the ex-Beatle failed an audition for the church’s famed choir at age 11 because he couldn’t read music!

1974-Paul McCartney releases “Band on the Run” as a single in Britain.

1969-Crosby, Stills & Nash release their self-titled debut album, which contains “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” and “Marrakesh Express.”


David Knights – 72 years old
He played bass on Procol Harum‘s “A Whiter Shade of Pale” in 1967 but quit the band two years later. Born 1945.

d) Playing softball


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