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CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 18:  John Mayer, Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark Jr., Chris Layton Jimmie Vaughan, Tommy Shannon and Reese Wynans perform a song by inductee Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble onstage during the 30th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 18, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.   (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Celebrating the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015! We saluted the Blues and R & B bands that were recognized, including Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, the 5 Royales and the Butterfield Blues Band!


INDIO, CA - APRIL 10:  Musician Brian Johnson of AC/DC performs onstage during day 1 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 10, 2015 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: April 19 in Classic Rock History

In 1980, Brian Johnson joined AC/DC, replacing Bon Scott, who had died two months earlier. Bon Scott, though, was the second singer of AC/DC. Who was the first?


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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: April 18 in Classic Rock History

On this day in 1973, Neil Young’s movie “Journey Through the Past” premiered at the Dallas Film Festival. The soundtrack album had come out in November ’72 and was the second of two albums Neil released in that year. What was the other one?


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U2’s Energy, Poise, and Creativity on the ‘Unforgettable Fire’ Tour

U2 played the Worcester Centrum 30 years ago this weekend for the ‘Unforgettable Fire’ tour. Carter Alan recalls a uniquely energetic, creative band at their peak.


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Paul McCartney and His Love, Linda (PHOTOS)

On March 12th of 1969, Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman became husband and wife. None of the other Beatles were present and Paul’s brother Mike was the best man.


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Led Zeppelin’s Key To Memphis Got Taken Away Within 24 Hours

If the city of Memphis had an actual lock, Zeppelin’s key would have been changed within 24 hours.


The McCartney Wedding

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: April 17 in Classic Rock History

In 1998 Linda McCartney lost her battle with cancer. How old was she when she died?


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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: April 16 in Classic Rock History

In 1993 Elton John played the Boston Garden. What was the name of this tour in which he played a pair of shows on Causeway Street?


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‘Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones’ and the Quadraphonic Sound

The Rolling Stones’ 1974 concert movie was a groundbreaking moment for surround sound film.


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Carter Alan Previews Record Store Day Releases From Robert Plant, Jimi Hendrix and More

Record Store Day is this Saturday. Here’s Carter Alan to preview the most exciting classic rock and blues records to find this weekend.