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Carter Alan Recalls U2′s Energy, Poise and Creativity in Worcester on the “Unforgettable Fire” Tour

U2 played the Worcester Centrum on April 18, 1985, amid growing fanfare and a transition from medium-sized venues to arenas. As Carter Alan recalls, in making the move the band showed tremendous energy, versatility, and poise.


1996: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) presents Paul and Linda McCartney with the group's first lifetime achievement award. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 17

On this day in 1998 Linda McCartney lost her battle with cancer at the age of 56. How long had she been married to Paul?


Bruce Springsteen is seen in concert in New York's Madison Square Garden, Aug. 21, 1978.  (AP Photo/Jim Pozarik)

40 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Gives Boston a Glimpse of a Rising Star

40 years ago, Bruce Springsteen gave Boston their last chance to see him live at a small club venue. And he did it out of support for a venue owner, after a sudden disaster.


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 16

Elton John played Boston Garden on this night in 1993. In ’92, he performed what song with Guns and Roses to close out the MTV Music Awards?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 15

On this day in 2003, Fleetwood Mac released its album “Say You Will.” How many original members remained in the band for that album


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 14

Happy birthday to Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple and Rainbow. When Rainbow finished its final tour in Japan in 1984, what extended classical piece did it perform with a symphony orchestra?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 13

In 1972 the Allman Brothers Band received a Gold album for “Eat a Peach.” It would eventually go Platinum on the strength of what two hits?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 12

Ozzy Osbourne got his star on the Hollywood Walk of fame on this day in 2002. Who delivered an induction speech, of sorts, at the ceremony?


Jimmy Page with The Yardbirds/ photo credit: Jorgen Angel

Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 11

The Yardbirds played the Boston Tea Party on this night in 1968. This was the seminal English band that launched the careers of three of Classic Rock’s greatest guitar players: Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page & Jeff Beck. But which one played guitar at the Tea Party that night?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 10

On this day in 1976, Peter Frampton’s “Frampton Comes Alive” spent the 1st of ten weeks atop the Billboard Album chart in America. Of the album’s three hit singles, which one charted the highest in the U.S.?