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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06:  Bruce Springsteen performs at the 7th annual "Stand Up For Heroes" event at Madison Square Garden on November 6, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 1 in Classic Rock History

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played the half-time festivities at Super Bowl 43 in 2009. What four songs did he play?

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Promotional portrait of British punk rock group The Clash, 1983. Left to right, Paul Simonon, Mick Jones, Pete Howard, and Joe Strummer (1952 - 2002). (Photo by Epic Records/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 31 in Classic Rock History

The Clash began its first tour of the U.S. on this day in 1979. When they played the Boston area on that first tour, where did they perform?

01/31/2015

26th October 1965:  British pop group The Beatles, from left to right; Ringo Starr, John Lennon (1940 - 1980), Paul McCartney and George Harrison (1943 - 2001), outside Buckingham Palace, London, after receiving their MBEs (Member of the Order of the British Empire) from the Queen.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 30 in Classic Rock History

In 1969, the Beatles played their legendary rooftop concert in London. How long did they play before the show was shut down by police?

01/30/2015

Freddie Mercury (1946-1991), singer with Queen, standing in front of a drumkit as he sings into a microphone on stage during a live concert performance by the band at the National Bowl in Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom,  on 5 June 1982. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 29 in Classic Rock History

Queen played the Music Hall on this night in 1976. Their single “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the third-largest selling song in Britain. What two songs sold more?

01/29/2015

NEW YORK - MARCH 15:  Inductee Jim Capaldi of Traffic backstage at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 19th Annual Induction Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel March 15, 2004 in New York City.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 28 in Classic Rock History

On this day in 2005, Traffic drummer Jim Capaldi passed away. The musician was also a prolific solo artist and songwriter; his piece “Love Hurts” became a worldwide hit single in 1975 for what band?

01/28/2015

Nick Mason of Pink Floyd performs on stage at "Live 8 London" in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England.  The free concert is one of ten simultaneous international gigs including Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Barrie, Tokyo, Cornwall, Moscow and Johannesburg. The concerts precede the G8 summit (July 6-8) to raising awareness for MAKEpovertyHISTORY.

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 27 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Nick Mason of Pink Floyd. He released a solo album in 1981; what is it’s title?

01/27/2015

Guitarist Eddie Van Halen onstage as a grand marshal before the NASCAR Subway Fresh Fit 500, at Phoenix International Speedway, April 20, 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/WireImage)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 26 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Eddie Van Halen. How much was the guitarist paid for his solo on Michael Jackson’s “Beat It?”

01/26/2015

Former Beatle Paul McCartney is escorted by airport guardmen as he walks to board a plane at New Tokyo International Airport, Friday night, on Jan. 25, 1980.  McCartney was freed from jail after the Tokyo Prosecutor's Office announced it had dropped its investigation of McCartney for drug law violations and would deport him from the country.  (AP Photo)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 25 in Classic Rock History

Paul McCartney was released from a Japanese jail on this day in 1980 after nine days in a cell, arrested for bringing 7.7 ounces of pot into the country. What happened after that?

01/25/2015

British rock band Deep Purple on the roof of the Dorchester Hotel, London; from left to right Ron Evans, Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore, Nicky Simper and Ian Paice.    (Photo by John Minihan/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 24 in Classic Rock History

Deep Purple played the Music Hall on this night in 1976, David Coverdale on the lead vocals. They would break up later that year and reform how many years later?

01/24/2015

20th August 1967:  The members of the rock group Cream, (from left) Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton at London Airport on their way to Los Angeles.  (Photo by George Stroud/Express/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 23 in Classic Rock History

Cream released its “Goodbye” album on this day in 1969; the group had already broken up by that point. However, there was a song that became a hit for the band on that album – which one?

01/23/2015

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