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Their Satanic Majesties Request

Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 21

The Rolling Stones released the album “Their Satanic Majesties Request,” complete with 3D cover, on this day in 1967. It performed only marginally well on the U.S. album chart, mainly because it only had one moderately successful single on it. Which one?


Peter Criss

Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 20

Happy birthday to Peter Criss, original drummer for Kiss. He wrote and sang “Beth,” which was a huge hit for the band. What was the original title of the song?


This undated publicity photo provided by Ron Rainey shows British rock guitarist Alvin Lee. Lee, founder of the band Ten Years After who burst to stardom with a memorable Woodstock performance, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013. He was 68. (AP Photo/Courtesy Ron Rainey)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 19

It’s the birthday of the late Alvin Lee, guitarist for Ten Years After. Lee, rather famously, broke up Ten Years After at the height of the band’s fame in 1974 after the release of what album?


Jagger 1981

Watch the 1981 Rolling Stones Tour That Started at a 300-Person Night Club in Worcester

300 lucky people got to see the Rolling Stones “practice” for their 1981 tour in Worcester, MA. Now you get to see a full concert from the tour, too!



Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 18

Happy birthday to Keith Richards! What was the first song on the first Rolling Stones album released?



Carter Alan Reacts to 2015 Rock Hall Inductees: “They All Deserve It”

Carter Alan shared his thoughts on the 2015 Rock Hall inductees, which include Green Day and Stevie Ray Vaughan. His opinions may surprise you.


A security guard and an unidentified man look at an area where several people were killed as they were caught in a surging crowd entering Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum for a Who concert on Monday. Shoes and clothes were strewn around the area where the people were killed and injured, shown Dec. 4, 1979. (AP Photo/Brian Horton)

How the Boston Garden and The Who Avoided a Repeat of the ’79 Cincinnati Tragedy

Tragedy struck in Cincinnati in 1979, as 11 fans were killed in a stampede at a concert by The Who. Mere weeks later, Boston Garden officials went above and beyond expectations to avoid a repeat of the violence. Here’s how they did it.


Mick Jagger is framed by the guitar of bassist Bill Wyman during rehearsal before a concert, Dec. 14, 1969. (AP Photo/Peter Kemp)

PHOTOS: Rolling Stones Play Two London Concerts in 1969

The Rolling Stones played two concerts a week apart in 1969, on Dec. 14 and 21. Click through to see photos from the rehearsals and performances.


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 15

Bruce Springsteen played the Boston Garden on this night in 1980. This was four years before his huge hit-filled Born in the USA album, but he still had a Top 10 U.S. hit single in the charts at the time – what was it?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 14

AC/DC played the Boston Garden on this night in 1981. They also released a new album that same month – which one?



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