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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: July 29 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Geddy Lee of Rush. Unable to attract major label interest, they form their own label to release their first album in Canada. What was the label?

07/29/2015

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

In 1972 Mott the Hoople released “All the Young Dudes,” a song written by David Bowie which became a huge international hit single. Bowie then offered the band another song “Drive-In Saturday,” which Mott did not record. Bowie did it himself and put it on what album?

07/28/2015

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How Led Zeppelin Was Robbed of $200,000

At the end of their ‘The Song Remains the Same’ tour in 1973, over $200,000 in cash went missing from their New York hotel. The crime remains unsolved today.

07/27/2015

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28:  The Allman Brothers Band performs at The Beacon Theatre on October 28, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: July 27 in Classic Rock History

The Allman Brothers played the Boston Garden on this night in 1974. The members were releasing solo projects around that time. Gregg Allman put out his first solo record “Laid Back” and Dickey Betts put out his first, which was called what?

07/27/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: July 26 in Classic Rock History

It’s Mick Jagger’s birthday today! What town were both he and Keith Richards born in?

07/26/2015

Fans at Woodstock 99 in Rome, New York. The Woodstock 99 festival will feature over 45 bands on four stages on July 23,24,and 25th.  Crowd estimate for the first day was 250,000.  Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: July 25 in Classic Rock History

In 1999 the 30th anniversary “Woodstock ‘99” concert ended after a weekend of violence, fires and crime, in contrast to the original event. What was the last band onstage at that ill-fated show?

07/25/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: July 24 in Classic Rock History

On this day in 1978, the movie version of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” was released. The film and album bombed, leaving Peter Frampton’s career in a shambles. What was his role in the failed movie?

07/24/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: July 23 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Slash! Guns n’ Roses had one #1 U.S. hit – “Sweet Child of Mine.” What was their second highest-charting? (it got to #3)

07/23/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: July 22 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Don Henley! He sang lead vocals on the Eagles second hit single. What song was that?

07/22/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: July 21 in Classic Rock History

In 1979 Peter Frampton played the Boston Garden. That same month he had his final U.S. Top 40 single. What song was it?

07/21/2015