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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: September 2 in Classic Rock History

Phil Collins answered a magazine ad from a band looking for drummer on this day in 1970 and joined Genesis after he auditioned. As he was joining, their guitarist was leaving – what was his name?

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: September 1 in Classic Rock History

In 1983, Mick Jones of the Clash was asked to leave the group by the other members. The group would record one unsuccessful studio album without him. What was its name?

09/01/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 31 in Classic Rock History

Aerosmith played Sullivan Stadium on this day in 1986. It was the final date of what tour for the band?

08/31/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 30 in Classic Rock History

On this day in 1973 the Doors called it quits after two unsuccessful albums without their singer Jim Morrison who passed away two years earlier. Name those two albums.

08/30/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 29 in Classic Rock History

The Beatles played their final concert to a paying crowd at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park on this night in 1966. What was their last complete song?

08/29/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 28 in Classic Rock History

Carlos Santana appeared at the Music Hall on his night in 1973 with jazz guitarist John McLaughlin. The two had collaborated on what album?

08/28/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 27 in Classic Rock History

We lost Stevie Ray Vaughan on this day in 1990, dying in the early morning crash of his helicopter in Wisconsin. In 1987 he appeared in a movie playing surf guitar with Dick Dale on the song “Pipeline.” What film was that?

08/27/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 26 in Classic Rock History

It was the final concert for Stevie Ray Vaughan on this night in 1990. Shortly after midnight the next morning he’d board a doomed helicopter and lose his life. Later, who would identify the body at the crash site?

08/26/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 25 in Classic Rock History

Jimi Hendrix played the Carousel in Framingham for two shows on this date in 1968. What cover tune opened the first show? Hint – the Grateful dead used to do it too.

08/25/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 24 in Classic Rock History

It’s the late birthday of Jim Capaldi, the late drummer, singer and songwriter in the band Traffic.
When the band expanded to a six-piece to record “Low Spark of High Heeled Boys” in 1971, another drummer was hired and Capaldi just played percussion. Who was the other drummer?

08/24/2015