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Rock N' Roll Diary

American rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix performing with The Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Monterey Pop Festival, California, USA, June 18, 1967. (Bruce Fleming/AP Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: September 18

On this day in 1970, Jimi Hendrix passed away at his girlfriend’s apartment in London. What was her name?


Members of the Irish rock group U2 pose Wednesday, November 22, 1989 for photographers prior to a press conference held at the Irish Ambassador's residence in Tokyo. The group is on a concert tour through Japan. They are, from left: Larry, Bono, Adam and Edge. (AP Photo / Sadayuki Mikami).

Rock N’ Roll Diary: September 17

2 played the Boston Garden on its “Joshua Tree Tour.” Who warmed up the show?


CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 14:  Inductee Kenney Jones of the Faces performs onstage during the 27th Annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 14, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: September 16

Happy birthday to Kenny Jones, drummer of the Faces and also the Who. He formed a band with Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers which released one album in 1991. What was the name of the band?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: September 15

In 2008 Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright died from cancer. In November 1978, he had released his first solo album. What was it called?



Rock N’ Roll Diary: September 14

The Rolling Stones, disguised as Blue Monday & the Cockroaches played a tour warm-up concert at the 350-person capacity Sir morgan’s cove club in Worcester. 11 days later the band played its first official tour date at a mammoth venue – which one?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: September 13

In 1985 AC/DC played the Boston Garden on the heels of one of its most commercially and critically disappointing albums. What was its name?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: September 11

It’s Tommy Shaw’s birthday. The guitarist of Styx joined the band back in 1975, leaving what other Chicago group?


(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: September 10

Happy birthday to Joe Perry! Back on his 50th birthday, what musician returned a classic Les Paul guitar that Joe had sold years earlier when he had hit hard times?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: September 9

Led Zeppelin played the Boston Garden on this night in 1970. They mixed their latest album before the summer tour began and released it in October. Which one?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: September 5

Happy birthday to the late Freddie Mercury, who died in Nov. 1991. What was the last Queen album released before his death?




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