Classic Rock Almanac June 23, 2016


Today’s Question: On June 23rd, 1975, Alice Cooper broke six ribs falling off the set of his Welcome to My Nightmare tour stage in Vancouver.

Which actor co-starred with Alice in his 1975 ABC-TV special, Alice Cooper: The Nightmare?
a) Orson Welles
b) Max Von Sydow
c) Robert Englund
d) Vincent Price

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2010-Original Kinks’ bass player Peter Quaife dies at a hospital in Denmark after a long battle with kidney disease at 66.

2010-Gregg Allman, who suffers from Hepatitis C, undergoes a successful liver transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

2004-Bob Dylan receives an honorary doctorate from St. Andrews University in Scotland.

2001-Doobie Brothers drummer Mike Hossack is hospitalized in serious condition following a serious motorcycle accident in Northern California.

1979-Supertramp‘s Breakfast in America album tops the U-S album chart.

1976-The Stills-Young Band kicks off its one and only tour at the Pine Knob Music Theater in Clarkston, Michigan, supporting the Long May You Run album

1975-Alice Cooper breaks six ribs falling off the set of his Welcome to My Nightmare stage in Vancouver.

1971-John Lennon starts recording the Imagine album in London.

1967-Who bassist John Entwistle marries Alison Wise.

1965-The Kinks perform in Springfield, Illinois along with Dick and Dee, The Rivieras, Hollywood Argyles and Paul Peterson. In an odd convergence of show biz and the police blotter, the vice president of the local jaycees group that booked the show for the State Armory is future serial killer John Wayne Gacy.


Randy Jackson – 60 years old
The former American Idol judge is an artist manager, record producer and musician who’s recorded, toured and/or performed with Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, ‘N Sync, Madonna, Elton John, Destiny’s Child and many others. At one time, he was bassist in the band Journey.  Born in 1956.

Stuart Sutcliffe – Died in 1962
The first bassist in The Beatles (a five-man lineup, with Paul McCartney on guitar) was an accomplished painter. He opted out of the group and stayed on to live in Hamburg after one of their trips there. He died of a brain hemmorhage April 10th, 1962 at 21.  Born in 1940.

d) Vincent Price




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