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

It’s drummer Ginger Baker’s birthday today. After Cream broke up, what band did Ginger Baker join the following year?

08/19/2015

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

On this day in 1988, Carlos Santana received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. What two artists’ stars is his located between?

08/17/2015

This is a general view of the crowd at the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, Aug. 14, 1969. (AP Photo)

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

On this day in 1969 it was the second day of the most famous rock festival of all time – Woodstock. Although the Who might have done the best remembered set, who actually closed that day’s lineup?

08/16/2015

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28:  The Allman Brothers Band performs at The Beacon Theatre on October 28, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

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

On this day in 1993 the Allman Brothers Band played Great Woods. Who opened the show?

08/15/2015

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

Scott Weiland of Stone Temple pilots was sentenced to three years probation on this day in 2003 following his arrest that May for drug possession. He talked about his habitual drug use in his 2011 autobiography. What was the title of that book?

08/14/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 13 in Classic Rock History

Jim Morrison received his BA at the University of California on this day in 1965. In what scholastic study was his degree issued?

08/13/2015

5th April 1969:  American blues-rock singer Janis Joplin (1943 - 1970), of the group Big Brother and the Holding Company.  (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Photos From Janis Joplin’s Final Live Show at Harvard Surface Online

Janis Joplin’s final live appearance happened 45 years ago today at Harvard Stadium. Now, previously unseen photos from the show are available online.

08/12/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 12 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits. Although the band was from London, where was Knopfler from?

08/12/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 11 in Classic Rock History

Traffic played Great Woods on this day in 1994 on its successful reunion tour. They’d try to regroup ten years later, but that effort failed. Why?

08/11/2015

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Why Does Michael Jackson Own the Beatles’ Songs, and Can Paul McCartney Get Them Back?

Michael Jackson bought ATV’s music publishing catalog, which included 251 of the Beatles’ songs, on August 10, 1985. The catalog is about to change hands again, but will it go back to the songwriter and rightful owner, Paul McCartney?

08/10/2015