Rock N' Roll Diary

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 27

In 1990 the Allman Brothers band played the Memorial Auditorium in Worcester. They had released the “Seven Turns” album that July. Who were the two guitarists in that lineup?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 26

In 1981, Queen and David Bowie released their single “Under Pressure.” What song was on the flip side of the single? That was when they used to put music on BOTH sides of the vinyl!


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 25

Happy birthday to former Yes lead singer Jon Anderson. The group rose through the ranks of London’s 60’s music scene, landing a record contract after they opened a famous concert. Which one?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 24

Happy birthday to Bill Wyman, ex-bassist for the Rolling Stones. He released the first solo album from a member of the band. What was it called?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 23

On this day in 1966, the Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded its first single – “Hey Joe”/”Stone Free.” What would be their second single?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 22

Happy birthday to Leslie West, guitarist of the band Mountain. Where was that band, which played the original Woodstock Festival, from?


LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 03:  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at the Fonda Theatre on June 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 21

Happy birthday to Tom Petty! His recent “Hypnotic Eye” album was released this summer; that makes how many studio albums for this veteran rocker, including Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 16

Happy birthday to Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. Outside of the Dead, Bob has had one solo song hit the Top 100 Singles chart in America. Which one is it?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 15

In 1966 Pink Floyd played its first major headlining gig at London’s Roundhouse. Five months later the group released its first single. What was it?


Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 14

Aerosmith performed for the first time in England on this day in 1976, playing London. What English band did Joe Perry mention in his book as being cool to hang with on that trip?




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