Rock N' Roll Diary

Jagger 1981

Watch the 1981 Rolling Stones Tour That Started at a 300-Person Night Club in Worcester

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!

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(A large Christmas peace message reading 'War Is Over!' from John Lennon and Yoko Ono on a billboard in New York City. Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

John & Yoko’s 1969 “Peace for Christmas” Concert and WAR IS OVER! Campaign

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.


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 15

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?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 14

AC/DC played the Boston Garden on this night in 1981. They also released a new album that same month – which one?



Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 13

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?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 12

Happy birthday to Dickey Betts, once a member of the Allman Brothers Band. He wrote the instrumental “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” – where?


RIP Rick Danko of The Band

Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 10

In 1999 Rick Danko of the Band died of heart failure one day before his 56th birthday. Who inducted him, as a member of the Band, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?


Phil Collins of Genesis performs during an outdoor concert to kick off the bands first North American tour in 15 years in Toronto, September 7, 2007.

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 9

Genesis played the Music Hall on this night in 1974. They promoted the show in Boston with handbills that proclaimed what?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 8

When John Lennon was killed in front of his NYC apartment building on this day in 1980, how old was he?




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