Rock N' Roll Diary
Happy birthday to Peter Criss, original drummer for Kiss. He wrote and sang “Beth,” which was a huge hit for the band. What was the original title of the song?
It’s the birthday of the late Alvin Lee, guitarist for Ten Years After. Lee, rather famously, broke up Ten Years After at the height of the band’s fame in 1974 after the release of what album?
300 lucky people got to see the Rolling Stones “practice” for their 1981 tour in Worcester, MA. Now you get to see a full concert from the tour, too!
Happy birthday to Keith Richards! What was the first song on the first Rolling Stones album released?
John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and the Plastic Ono Band played a charity show for UNICEF on Dec. 15, 1969, launching the WAR IS OVER! campaign that Yoko is continuing today.
Bruce Springsteen played the Boston Garden on this night in 1980. This was four years before his huge hit-filled Born in the USA album, but he still had a Top 10 U.S. hit single in the charts at the time – what was it?
AC/DC played the Boston Garden on this night in 1981. They also released a new album that same month – which one?
U2 played its first concert in Boston on its first U.S. tour on this night in 1980 at the Paradise Theater. They actually played Providence the night before Boston – at what venue?
Oh yes, we have the video.
Happy birthday to Dickey Betts, once a member of the Allman Brothers Band. He wrote the instrumental “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” – where?