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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?

07/18/2014

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.

07/17/2014

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 17

Happy birthday to Geezer Butler, bassist of Black Sabbath. His first band included Ozzy as a vocalist. What was that band?

07/17/2014

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 19:  Stewart Copeland of The Police performs on stage at Western Springs Stadium on January 19, 2008 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 16

Happy birthday to Stuart Copeland of the police. He recorded new wave solo material under a pseudonym. Can you name it?

07/16/2014

British musician Roger Waters sits between the stones of the broken wall. The picture was taken during the rehearsal on Friday, July 21, 1990 in East Berlin, and is part of the Roger Waters concert “The Wall” which will be performed on Saturday on the former death - strip of the Berlin Wall. "The Wall" is an album by the British rock group Pink Floyd that Waters wrote.  He is no longer a member of the band. (AP Photo/Hansjoerg Krauss)

Watch Pink Floyd Play Venice in 1989

Pink Floyd played the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy on this day in 1989. Watch the entire concert.

07/15/2014

REO Speedwagon performing at the "Volunteers for America" rock benefit concert at the HiFi Buys Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia on October 20, 2001  whose proceeds will benefit The American Red Cross, New York Firefighters and Police and victims of the families of the Sept. 11 tragedy.  Photo by Gabe Palacio/ImageDirect

Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 15

In 1981, REO Speedwagon played the Boston Garden for a second night. This was their commercial high water point with the massively successful “Hi-Infidelity” album. How many times did that go platinum?

07/15/2014

Robert Plant, center, John Paul Jones, right, being hugged by Tony Thompson, back to camera, man on left is Paul Martinez during Live Aid concert on July 13, 1985. Location unknown. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 14

Steve Miller got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this day in 1987. In what year was he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

07/14/2014

Robert Plant, center, John Paul Jones, right, being hugged by Tony Thompson, back to camera, man on left is Paul Martinez during Live Aid concert on July 13, 1985. Location unknown. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 13

July 13, 1985 was the famous Global Jukebox happening known as Live-Aid, held on two stages in Philadelphia and London. What band started off the entire day’s event?

07/13/2014

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 12

Eric Clapton was at the Boston Garden on this night in 1974 presenting his comeback album, “461 Ocean Boulevard.” Where was that famous address?

07/12/2014

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 11

Jimi Hendrix did his first gig with the band of Gypsies on this night in 1969 at the Apollo Theater. Billy Cox was on bass and Buddy Miles on drums. Eventually Miles would leave and be replaced by what drummer?

07/11/2014