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Rock N’ Roll Diary: September 1

On this day in 1983 guitarist Mick Jones was asked to leave the Clash, a move that effectively killed off the band even though the other members continued on for a time. Jones went off and without missing a beat, formed what hit U.K. group?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 31

Aerosmith played Sullivan Stadium on this day in 1986. What metal guitarist opened the show?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 30

On this day in 1973 the Doors called it quits after two unsuccessful albums without their late singer Jim Morrison. What were those two albums they recorded as a three-piece?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 29

In 1966, the Beatles played their final concert in front of a paying crowd at Candlestick Park in San Francisco and began spending their time crafting studio albums. Just days later, their next album hit #1. Which one?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 28

On this night in 1973, Carlos Santana and jazz guitarist John McLaughlin played the Music Hall. This followed the release of what collaborative album?


Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, of Austin, Texas, center, rehearses with his band Double Trouble for a performance on Saturday Night Live, Feb. 13, 1986, New York. Bassist Tommy Shannon is at left. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

Carter Alan on His First Time Seeing Stevie Ray Vaughan Live: ‘He Blew Everyone’s Hair Back’

Though we only got seven years of Stevie Ray Vaughan albums, he stamped his place as one of the all-time greats. And as Carter says in this video, if you want to get into his music, “Texas Flood is a good place to start.”


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 27

Happy birthday to Alex Lifeson of Rush. The band had plenty of Canadian and American hits, but what was their first Top 40 song in England?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 26

It was the final concert appearance of Stevie Ray Vaughan on this night in 1990. What was his final song?


HUNTER, NY - JUNE 04: Warren Haynes of Gov't Mule attends the 7th annual Mountain Jam at Hunter Mountain on June 4, 2011 in Hunter, New York. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)

Allman Brothers Guitar Technician Brian Farmer Dies

Longtime Warren Haynes guitar technician Brian Farmer has passed away, according to the band and its members on social media. Farmer had served as the Allmans’ guitar tech since 2001.


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)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 25

In 1968, the Jimi Hendrix Experience played the Carousel Ballroom in Framingham! Less than a month later, Jimi had a hit single in the charts – which one?



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