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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 20

Happy birthday to Tom Petty. His recent “Hypnotic Eye” album was released this summer; that makes how many studio albums for this veteran rocker, including Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch?

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 19

On this day in 1966, Jeff Beck left the Yardbirds to form his own Jeff Beck Group. Under that name, how many albums did his band release?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 18

Led Zeppelin played London’s Marquee Club on this day in 1968; only its second show in England. Where was their first?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 17

The film, “The Colour of Money” opened in theaters on this day in 1986. Eric Clapton’s “It’s in the Way You Use It” was in the soundtrack and became a hit. E.C. later put the song on which of his albums?


Chuck Berry performs during a concert celebration for his 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 17, 1986.  The concert is being filmed for a motion picture documentary titled "Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll."  (AP Photo/James A. Finley)

Watch Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Others Perform at Chuck Berry’s 60th Birthday Concert in 1986

Rock & roll wouldn’t be what it is today without Chuck Berry. Everyone knew that as far back as 1986, when a group of big-name rock stars performed with him for his 60th birthday. Watch some classic clips from “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll”.


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 16

Happy birthday to Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. Outside of the Dead, Bob has had one solo song hit the Top 100 Singles chart in America. Which one is it?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 15

In 1966 Pink Floyd played its first major headlining gig at London’s Roundhouse. Five months later the group released its first single. What was it?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 14

Aerosmith performed for the first time in England on this day in 1976, playing London. What English band did Joe Perry mention in his book as being cool to hang with on that trip?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 13

Happy birthday to Sammy Hagar! Outside of Van Halen, what is his most successful single on the U.S. sales chart?


1993: The Faces, featuring Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenny Jones were reunited at the British Music Awards.

Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 12

The Faces played their last show at New York’s Nassau Coliseum on this day in 1975. Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones. What was his debut as a new member?



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