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

Happy birthday to Carlos Santana! Before he moved to san Francisco, where did the famed guitar player grow up?


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

Happy birthday to Brian May of Queen. The guitarist formed a band with Roger Taylor which immediately preceded Queen – was that group’s name?


Bono of U2 performs at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Carter Alan Reviews U2’s ‘Innocence + Experience’ Tour

There’s no better judge of U2 concerts than Carter Alan. He’s seen them all, and now he got to witness the “Innocence + Experience” tour in Boston. Here’s his review of their performance, plus photos from the tour.


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

Abbey Road Studios opened for public tours in 1983 on this day. The Beatles recorded most of their music at that famed location. What was the first album the band recorded there?


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

Jeff Beck quit his reunion tour with Rod Stewart after only three shows on this night in 1985. Stewart originally sang with Jeff Beck in what band?



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

Happy birthday to Stewart Copeland of the Police! What was his solo alter-ego which released a few singles on green vinyl back in the day? ANSWER: Klark Kent What else happened on this day in […]


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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: July 15 in Classic Rock History

Creedence Clearwater Revival released its first album on this day in 1968 after achieving local fame in the Bay Area, especially as a result of local airplay of what song?


Irish singer-songwriter Bono and members of his band U2 pose with their trophies they were given in the category "Music International" during the Bambi awards on November 13, 2014 in Berlin. The Bambis are the main German media awards. (AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL)

A Bar in Somerville Trolled U2 Fans with a “Secret Show” That Never Happened

U2 were set to play a secret show at the Burren in Somerville…except they weren’t, at all. But the mere rumor was enough to pack the bar with eager U2 fans, who tweeted their anticipation – and disappointment.


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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: July 14 in Classic Rock History

On this day in 1987, Steve Miller received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star is not actually on Hollywood Boulevard, but on what street?


Picture taken July 13, 1985 in London of Wembley stadium at the beginning of the "Live Aid" concert, billed as the biggest rock event in the world. The 16-hour music marathon organised by Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof raised money to help the starving in Africa. (AFP PHOTO / PA FILES)

12 Essential Live-Aid Performances on Youtube

The iconic Live Aid benefit concerts took place 30 years ago today, bringing 2 billion people together to stop the 1985 famine in Africa. Here are some of the concert’s most unforgettable performances, including Queen, U2, Paul McCartney, and a reunited Led Zeppelin.