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Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 12

Happy birthday to Dickey Betts, once a member of the Allman Brothers Band. He wrote the instrumental “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” – where?


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Watch a Full Gregg Allman Acoustic Set from 1981

Gregg Allman recorded a small acoustic session with Dickey Betts and Dan Toler on this day in 1981. Click through to watch the full, unedited performance.


RIP Rick Danko of The Band

Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 10

In 1999 Rick Danko of the Band died of heart failure one day before his 56th birthday. Who inducted him, as a member of the Band, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?


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Bob Seger On Cars, Unreleased Songs, and Stevie Ray Vaughan

The legendary Bob Seger talked with Carter Alan on his new album “Ride Out” and its wide range of influences, as well as the wealth of unreleased material Seger has in the vault. Click through to listen.


Phil Collins of Genesis performs during an outdoor concert to kick off the bands first North American tour in 15 years in Toronto, September 7, 2007.

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 9

Genesis played the Music Hall on this night in 1974. They promoted the show in Boston with handbills that proclaimed what?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 8

When John Lennon was killed in front of his NYC apartment building on this day in 1980, how old was he?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 7

Vince Neil of Motley Crue crashed his sports car on this day in 1984, killing his friend Nick Dingly of Hanoi Rocks. The Crue dedicated their next album to the late drummer. What album was it?


Mick Jagger sings at the Altamont Rock Festival at Livermore, Calif. on Saturday, December 6, 1969 while Hells Angels cross stage during melee to help fellow motorcyclists. The Rolling Stone hired the Hells Angels to police the concert for $500 worth of beer. (AP Photo)

8 Big Reasons the 1969 Altamont Festival was a Tragic Disaster

The 1969 Altamont festival remains one of rock & roll’s darkest days, as violence and mayhem between the Hells Angels and unruly fans killed four people and destroyed the peaceful, loving vibe of the ’60s. Here’s 8 things that made the festival an unimitagated disaster from the start.


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 6

The Allmans Brothers Band played the last of three nights at the Boston Tea Party on this night in 1969. Why didn’t they play Woodstock earlier that summer?



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