Happy birthday to Dickey Betts! Prior to joining the Allman Brothers Band, the guitarist played in Berry Oakley’s band. What was its name?
Janis Joplin played the Music Hall in 1969 as a solo artist after being in Big Brother & the Holding Company. She had just released her first solo album. What was it called?
While he couldn’t confirm any dates or concrete plans, Boston’s Tom Scholz told Carter Alan the band are planning for a tour that will likely take place in 2014.
In 1999 Rick Danko of the Band died of heart failure a day after his 56th birthday. Who inducted him, as a member of the Band, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Genesis played the Music Hall on this night in 1974. They promoted the show in Boston with handbills that proclaimed what?
In 1980, John Lennon was killed outside of his apartment building in New York City. How old was he?
Vince Neil of Motley Crue crashed his sports car on this day in 1984, killing his friend Nick Dingley of Hanoi Rocks. The band dedicated their next album to the late drummer. Which one?
It’s the birthday of Randy Rhodes, guitar prodigy who played with Ozzy Osbourne until his untimely death in a private plane crash in 1982. How many albums did he complete with Ozzy before he died?
U2 played its first show in America on this date in 1980, at the Ritz in New York City. How many albums did the Irish band have out in America at the time?
Carter Alan continues to make the rounds in New England signing copies of his new book “Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN”.