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The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek, right, guitar Elliot Easton perform during the Lollapalooza music festival at Grant Park in Chicago, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 21 in Classic Rock History

The Cars album “Shake it up” was certified Platinum on this day in 1982. It followed the more experimental and not as successful third album, which was entitled what?


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 12: Paul Stanley of Kiss performs at Wembley Arena on May 12, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 20 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Paul Stanley of KISS! When in full makeup, what was his character in Kiss named?


25th November 1963:  John Lennon (1940 - 1980), singer, guitarist and songwriter with the Beatles, plays an acoustic guitar during Granada TV's Late Scene Extra television show filmed in Manchester, England on November 25, 1963.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 19 in Classic Rock History

In 1994 the Rock and Roll Hall of fame inducted John Lennon as a solo artist. Who did the honors of inducting him?


NEW YORK - MARCH 22:  (L-R) Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks of The Allman Brothers Band perform during their first night of 13 performances at The Beacon Theatre on March 22, 2007 in New York City.  (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 18 in Classic Rock History

In 1980, Capricorn Records, the home for many southern rock bands, filed for bankruptcy. What had been the first album released on that label?


English rock group The Who, during their 1966 German/Swiss tour, from left to right; drummer Keith Moon (1947 - 1978), Roger Daltrey (vocals), John Entwistle (1944 - 2002, bass guitar) and Pete Townshend (guitar).    (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 17 in Classic Rock History

In 1990, the Rock and Roll Hall of fame inducted The Who and the Kinks. What celebrities inducted the pair of legendary English bands?


Former Beatle Paul McCartney is escorted by airport guardmen as he walks to board a plane at New Tokyo International Airport, Friday night, on Jan. 25, 1980.  McCartney was freed from jail after the Tokyo Prosecutor's Office announced it had dropped its investigation of McCartney for drug law violations and would deport him from the country.  (AP Photo)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 16 in Classic Rock History

Paul McCartney was busted on this day in 1980 at Tokyo Airport for possession of marijuana. How much pot for his personal use did he have in his luggage?


Donnie Van Zant, right, and Jonny Van Zant, left, of Lynyrd Skynyrd. (AP Photo/SPV-HO,Mark Weiss))

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 15 in Classic Rock History

Ronnie van Zandt, lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd, was born on this day. When he died in the plane crash, how old was he?


US poet and folk singer Bob Dylan performs on July 4, 1978 at the Pavillon de Paris. (AFP PHOTO PIERRE GUILLAUD)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 14 in Classic Rock History

Bob Dylan and the band played the Boston Garden on this night in 1974. This followed a collaborative studio album entitle what?


13th January 1973: Eric Clapton, in concert at the Rainbow Rooms.  (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 13 in Classic Rock History

Eric Clapton made his stage comeback on this night in 1973 at the Rainbow Theater. The concert was a way to get Eric out of the house and his mind off drugs. Which one of his many musician buddies organized the show?


(Eric Clapton performing at the Rainbow Theatre, January 13, 1973. Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)

Eric Clapton’s Comeback at The Rainbow Concert 1973

Audio clips, photos, and the story behind Eric Clapton’s famous 1973 Rainbow Concert in London.



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