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Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 23

Alice Cooper played the Boston Garden in 1977. He also released his first album that failed to make the U.S. Top 40 in 7 years. What was the name of the album that flopped?


5th June 1982:  Freddie Mercury (1946 - 1991), lead singer of 70s hard rock quartet Queen, in concert in Milton Keynes.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

How Queen Went Pop and Nearly Killed Their American Fanbase

Queen last played Boston with Freddie Mercury in 1982, the final time they would tour America. Here’s how the band’s shift from rock to pop in the ’80s ultimately led to their downfall in America.


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 22

J.Geils Band played Cape Cod Coliseum on this night in 1978. What album would they release that Winter?


Director and composer Roger Waters stands next to Cyndi Lauper, left, as he waves to the crowd during the performance of “The Wall” on Saturday, July 22, 1990 in East Berlin, Germany. The music spectacles that was shown at the site where former Berlin Wall and death strip had divided the city in East and West was attended by some 200,000 people. (AP Photo/Hansjoerg Krauss)

Watch Roger Waters’ “The Wall – Live in Berlin” In Full

Roger Waters brought his transcendent live performance of The Wall to Berlin, Germany on July 21, 1990. The concert was filmed and distributed as a live album and concert film, which you can watch in [...]


NEVE SHALOM, ISRAEL:  Roger Waters, British rock legend and co-founder of the group Pink Floyd, performs during a concert in Neve Shalom, 30 kms from Jerusalem, 22 June 2006.  AFP PHOTO/DAVID FURST  (Photo credit should read DAVID FURST/AFP/Getty Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 21

Roger Waters performed “The Wall” at the Berlin Wall on this day in 1990. What artist joined him onstage to present the song “Comfortably Numb?”


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 20

In 1975, Steven Van Zandt officially joined Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. He was actually born in the Boston area in what town?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 19

Happy birthday to Brian May of Queen. Who inducted that band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001?


Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones gyrates during a performance  in San Francisco, July 24, 1972.  (AP Photo)

This is How the Rolling Stones’ Arrest Sounded in 1972

July 18, 1972 marked a day the Rolling Stones would rather forget, but thanks to the internet that’s impossible. Check out a clip of a 1972 radio broadcast reporting the incident.


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 18

The Rolling Stones played Boston Garden for two nights in 1972. As per their norm, they like to hire soul or R & B artists to warm up for them. Who was the designated hitter at these shows?


Johnny Winter, entertainer, as he performed at New York's Palladium Theater on Oct. 1, 1977, in a benefit performance for the New York Public Library to purchase rare blues records. (AP Photo)

Watch Johnny Winter Play Woodstock in ’69

With the 45th anniversary of Woodstock approaching, we want to honor the late Johnny Winter by posting his performance from the iconic 1969 festival.