In the latest edition of Carter’s Catalog, our resident rock & roll encyclopedia Carter Alan examines The Who’s legendary double album “Tommy”, which first coined the phrase “rock opera”.
In 1979, the Who’s documentary movie premiered in New York City. In a famous segment from the film, Tom Smothers asks Roger Daltrey where he’s from – what is Daltrey’s response?
Based on this clip of a 17-year-old Bruce Springsteen covering Hendrix with one of his first bands, the guy already knew he was a legend in the making.
In 1980, 4 of Jimi Hendrix’s Gold albums were stolen from Electric Lady Studios. How many Actual Gold albums does he currently have?
In May of 1979, Elton John became the first Western-based artist to perform in the Soviet Union, in the middle of the Cold War. Check out classic photos of his visit to the U.S.S.R.
Carter’s Catalog is back with a vengeance! Today, Carter reminisces on his time working at Strawberries Records in Harvard Square at the time Bob Seger released “Stranger in Town”, which just celebrated its 35th anniversary.
Happy birthday to singer Joe Cocker! In 1989, he recorded a live album at what venue in Massachusetts?
In 1978, Jefferson Starship appeared at the Music Hall. Later that year, Micky Thomas joined as lead vocalist, replacing Grace Slick and Marty Balin. They also added a new drummer, Aynsley Dunbar, who had been in what other Bay Area band?
Black Sabbath played the Providence Civic Center on this night in 1982. Who was on the lead vocals?
The Allman Brothers Band played Tufts on this day in 1971. 2 months later they released their iconic “Live at Fillmore East” album. Although it was an essential item in any classic rock library and it made the band famous, how long did it take to go Platinum?