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American rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix performing with The Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Monterey Pop Festival, California, USA, June 18, 1967. (Bruce Fleming/AP Images)

“Dolly Dagger”: The Session That Saved Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix recorded the classic “Dolly Dagger” 45 years ago today. Here’s why it was arguably Jimi’s finest recording session.

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: June 30 in Classic Rock History

Gene Simmons authorized the first Kiss comic on this day in 1976. The inaugural issue sold over 500,000 copies! What special Kiss touch made that comic run so special?

06/30/2015

American rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix performing with The Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Monterey Pop Festival, California, USA, June 18, 1967. (Bruce Fleming/AP Images)

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

The Jimi Hendrix Experience played its final gig as a group at Mile high Stadium in Denver on this day in 1969. The crowd broke through security and the band was surrounded on the stage at the end of their set. How did authorities get them out?

06/29/2015

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

The Grateful Dead played the Boston Garden on this night in 1974. They released an album the day before; what was it called?

06/28/2015

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The “Dancing In The Dark” Video That Never Was

Everyone remembers the iconic video with Courtney Cox, but there was a very different plan for Springsteen’s hit originally.

06/27/2015

Bassist John Entwistle of The Who plays 13 May 199

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

On this day in ’02, bassist John Entwistle was found dead in Las Vegas on the eve of a Who tour of America. Pete Townshend played with Entwistle in a Dixieland band when they were both in their teens, Townshend playing banjo. What did Entwistle play?

06/27/2015

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Top 5 Jeff Beck Deep Cuts, As Chosen by Carter Alan

In honor of Jeff Beck’s 71st birthday this week, Carter Alan decided to count down his top five favorite deep cuts from the legendary guitar player.

06/26/2015

Portrait Of The Clash

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

Happy birthday Mick Jones! What was his band before he became a founding member of the Clash? His group also contained future Clash bassist Paul Simonon.

06/26/2015

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The Beginning of Rock at Fenway: Bruce Springsteen, 2003 [PHOTOS]

We may think of playing Fenway as a sign of a band’s success now, but only 11 years ago, no rock band had played there at all. Bruce Springsteen (of course) was the first in 2003.

06/25/2015

The New York Comedy Festival And The Bob Woodruff Foundation Present The 7th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Event

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

On this day in 1984, Patti Scialfa joined Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band. In what year would she marry Bruce, and become the boss of ‘The Boss’?

06/25/2015