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Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 26 in Classic Rock History

The Beatles released the “Hey Jude” album on this day in 1970. It was a U.S.-only release and its content was unique for what reason?

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Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 25 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to the legendary George Harrison! Which year was George’s untimely death?

02/25/2015

Innovative Californian folk-pop-rock combo The Byrds in London for their British tour. They are (left to right) David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Jim McGuinn, Michael Clarke and Gene Clark.    (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Watch The Byrds Reunite for “Mr. Tambourine Man” with Bob Dylan in 1990

The Byrds reunited for a performance of “Mr. Tambourine Man” with Bob Dylan in 1990. Click through to watch the performance, and learn about the intense legal battle that surrounded it.

02/24/2015

Japanese-born artist Yoko Ono and her husband, singer and songwriter John Lennon (1940 - 1980) at Selfridges department store in London to autograph copies of Ono's new book 'Grapefruit', 15th July 1971. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 24 in Classic Rock History

In 1981, John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Double Fantasy” won the GRAMMY for ALbum of the Year. Yoko took outtakes from that LP and released them on a posthumous Lennon record three years later. Can you name the album?

02/24/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 23 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Brad Whitford of Aerosmith! What was the biggest song he penned for the band?

02/23/2015

From the WZLX ticket stash...The J. Geils Band played the Providence Civic Center in 1974.

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 22 in Classic Rock History

The J. Geils Band played the Boston Garden on this night in 1982. What was their most recent album to that point?

02/22/2015

BYRNE, HARRSION, TINA WEYMOUTH AND CHRIS FRANTZ Talking Heads DL

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

Happy birthday to Jerry Harrison, formerly of the Talking Heads! Which Boston band was he in before he joined David Byrne & Co.?

02/21/2015

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40 Years of David Bowie’s ‘Young Americans’

David Bowie is released a special edition picture disc for the 40th anniversary of his album ‘Young Americans.’ Here are 5 impressive facts about the original recording.

02/21/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 20 in Classic Rock History

Alice Cooper released his first solo album Welcome to My Nightmare 40 years ago today. He had a breakthrough hit single on that album, what song was it? ANSWER: “Only Women Bleed” What else happened […]

02/20/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 19 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday Tony Iommi! How long has he been a member of Black Sabbath?

02/19/2015

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