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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 24

Neil Young played the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on this date in 1984. He had done a rockabilly album the year before with what band?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 23

It’s Keith Moon’s birthday today. The lovable, berserk drummer of the Who was called out by Townshend at the end of what single from the band?


John Fogerty In Concert

Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 22

Creedence Clearwater’s Revival’s album “Cosmo’s Factory” hit #1 on this day in 1970 and stayed there for nine weeks. At that time, the band put out three albums in less than a year, all of which reached the Top 5. What were the other two?



Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 21

Alice Cooper played on the Boston Common on this day in 1971. How many albums did the group have out at that point?



Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 20

In 1973, the Rolling Stones released “Angie” as a single. The song went to #1 and was inspired by what real life Angie?


British musician Ginger Baker performs at the 'Zildjian Drummers Achievement Awards' at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 19

Happy birthday to Ginger Baker. In 1970, The legendary drummer of Blind Faith and Cream also had a Top 40-selling U.S. album in his own solo band, which was called what?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 17

Jimi Hendrix played the Woodstock Festival on this day in 1969. His band Gypsy Sun and Rainbows was his only group to include a second guitar player who even did a couple of solos in the set. What was his name?



Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 16

In 1975 Peter Gabriel announced he was leaving Genesis. What was the first Genesis album recorded without his lead vocals?


Talking Heads, years later at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 15

The Talking Heads played the Paradise Theater in 1978. They were celebrating the recent release of their second album, which was called what?



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