Rock N' Roll Diary
Happy birthday to singer Joe Cocker! In 1989, he recorded a live album at what venue in Massachusetts?
In 1978, Jefferson Starship appeared at the Music Hall. Later that year, Micky Thomas joined as lead vocalist, replacing Grace Slick and Marty Balin. They also added a new drummer, Aynsley Dunbar, who had been in what other Bay Area band?
Black Sabbath played the Providence Civic Center on this night in 1982. Who was on the lead vocals?
The Allman Brothers Band played Tufts on this day in 1971. 2 months later they released their iconic “Live at Fillmore East” album. Although it was an essential item in any classic rock library and it made the band famous, how long did it take to go Platinum?
In 1987, U2 topped the charts with their hit “With or Without You.” To date they’ve had two #1 hits on the U.S. Top 100 chart. Which was the other one? Answer: I Still Haven’t […]
On this date in 1975, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks performed their first live date with Fleetwood Mac in El Paso. A month later, their recording debut with the band, “Fleetwood Mac, was released. How long did it take to record that eventual #1 album?
It’s Jack Bruce’s birthday today. The former bass player of Cream went solo and eventual hooked up with what guitarist in 1981 to produce the “BLT” album?
Happy birthday to Magic Dick, harp player of the J. Geils Band. Dick plays Lee Oskar harmonicas exclusively. Lee is a famed master of the instrument who played with what well-known band?
Happy birthday to Steve Winwood! Years before his collaboration with Eric Clapton in Blind Faith, he was in a project with the soon to be legendary guitarist in what recording project?
John Lennon was on the Dick Cavett talk show on this day in 1972. He was about to release an album which do not become a hit in America, perhaps because of its heavy political nature and the lack of a hit single. What was the album?
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