Rock N' Roll Diary
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?
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?
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?
Happy birthday to Sammy Hagar! Outside of Van Halen, what is his most successful single on the U.S. sales chart?
The Faces played their last show at New York’s Nassau Coliseum on this day in 1975. Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones. What was his debut as a new member?
In 1982, Heart played a concert at the Worcester Centrum with John Mellencamp opening the show. The arena had only been open for a few weeks and this was not the first rock and roll show. That honor went to what band?
Happy birthday to David Lee Roth! He said he stopped jogging; why?
In 1980, John Lennon celebrated his 40th birthday by releasing the single “Just like Starting Over,” his first single in five years. What was that previous single?
In 2004, Bruce Palmer, former bassist of Buffalo Springfield, passed away at age 58. He originally had to bow out of the band for a time for what reason?
Eric Clapton played the Boston Garden on this night in 1974. He played with a second guitarist on that tour to promote the album “461 Ocean Boulevard;” what was his name?