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

Happy birthday to Steven Tyler! The manic singer performed with Joe Perry in 2004 in a tribute to the Blues at Radio City Music Hall. A movie was made; what was its title?


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A to Z: Why Led Zeppelin’s Version Of “Gallows Pole” Is Kind Of Evil

Are you aware of the morbid difference between the original folk song “The Maid Freed from the Gallows” and Led Zeppelin’s version, “Gallows Pole”?


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

The Beatles “Rarities” album was released by Capitol in 1983. Where was the rare version of “Across the Universe” taken from?


LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06:  Musician Ric Ocasek attends the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The annual benefit raises critical funds for MusiCares' Emergency Financial Assistance and Addiction Recovery programs.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 23 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Ric Ocasek of the Cars! Who stepped in to replace Ocasek in the New Cars project of 2005?


18th December 1979:  The pop group Police outside the stage door of a Hammersmith venue in west London, with a policeman standing behind them. From left to right, they are Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland.  (Photo by Martyn Goddard/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 22 in Classic Rock History

On this day in 1978, the police were signed to A & M Records. What was the band’s first album called?


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Bob Dylan’s Song That Changed Rubin “Hurricane” Carter’s Life

On March 21st of 1976, in large part of Bob Dylan’s song about his case, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter was retried for murder.


NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07:  Eddie Money performs during "FOX & Friends" All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios on June 7, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 21 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Eddie Money. What 60’s Music business legend discovered and managed Money?


NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 03:  Jimmie Vaughan performs during The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music at the Saenger Theatre on May 3, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images for Blackbird Productions)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 20 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Jimmie Vaughan, older brother of the famous Stevie Ray. What former singer in an early Stevie Ray Vaughan band called the Triple Threat Revue does Jimmie sometimes take on the road to sing back-ups for him?


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

Paul Kossoff, the former lead guitarist of the band Free, died on this day in 1976 on an airplane from a drug-related heart attack. Another member of Free just died this past week; which one?


Bruce Springsteen gives it his all in his opening set at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles April 22, 1988. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

PHOTOS: Bruce Springsteen on the 1988 ‘Tunnel of Love Express’ Tour

Check out photos of Bruce Springsteen from his 1988 “Tunnel of Love Express” tour, which started off with three nights in Worcester.