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Japanese-born artist Yoko Ono and her husband, singer and songwriter John Lennon (1940 - 1980) at Selfridges department store in London to autograph copies of Ono's new book 'Grapefruit', 15th July 1971. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 24 in Classic Rock History

In 1981, John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Double Fantasy” won the GRAMMY for ALbum of the Year. Yoko took outtakes from that LP and released them on a posthumous Lennon record three years later. Can you name the album?

02/24/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 23 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Brad Whitford of Aerosmith! What was the biggest song he penned for the band?

02/23/2015

From the WZLX ticket stash...The J. Geils Band played the Providence Civic Center in 1974.

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 22 in Classic Rock History

The J. Geils Band played the Boston Garden on this night in 1982. What was their most recent album to that point?

02/22/2015

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

Happy birthday to Jerry Harrison, formerly of the Talking Heads! Which Boston band was he in before he joined David Byrne & Co.?

02/21/2015

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40 Years of David Bowie’s ‘Young Americans’

David Bowie is released a special edition picture disc for the 40th anniversary of his album ‘Young Americans.’ Here are 5 impressive facts about the original recording.

02/21/2015

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

Alice Cooper released his first solo album Welcome to My Nightmare 40 years ago today. He had a breakthrough hit single on that album, what song was it? ANSWER: “Only Women Bleed” What else happened […]

02/20/2015

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

Happy birthday Tony Iommi! How long has he been a member of Black Sabbath?

02/19/2015

The signature yellow tinted glasses of John Lennon are seen on top of their original mailed box that was used to return them following a repair to his wife Yoko Ono, dated from 1980, during a presentation for the upcoming auction of Beatles and John Lennon articles,  in central London, Wednesday July 27, 2005. The memorabilia, among others include, a handwritten by Lennon note of the "All You Need Is Love" song for the Beatles 1967 final live TV performance, and the military band tunic, worn by Lennon in a Life magazine photo shoot and believed  to have inspired the costume  worn by the band in the  legendary Sgt. Peppers' album cover. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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

Happy birthday to Yoko Ono! When she first met John Lennon at a London Gallery where she was displaying her avant-garde work, one of her pieces required the visitor to climb a step ladder and examine a note at the top of the ceiling with a magnifying glass. What did the note say?

02/18/2015

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The Struggle Behind John Lennon’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’

On Feb. 17, 1975, John Lennon released an album of covers, but creating it was a challenge from the start.

02/17/2015

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