Rock N' Roll Diary

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 20

In 1973, the Rolling Stones released “Angie” as a single. The song went to #1 and was inspired by what real life Angie?

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British musician Ginger Baker performs at the 'Zildjian Drummers Achievement Awards' at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 19

Happy birthday to Ginger Baker. In 1970, The legendary drummer of Blind Faith and Cream also had a Top 40-selling U.S. album in his own solo band, which was called what?

08/19/2014

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 18

08/18/2014

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 17

Jimi Hendrix played the Woodstock Festival on this day in 1969. His band Gypsy Sun and Rainbows was his only group to include a second guitar player who even did a couple of solos in the set. What was his name?

08/17/2014

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 16

In 1975 Peter Gabriel announced he was leaving Genesis. What was the first Genesis album recorded without his lead vocals?

08/16/2014

Talking Heads, years later at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 15

The Talking Heads played the Paradise Theater in 1978. They were celebrating the recent release of their second album, which was called what?

08/15/2014

SYRACUSE, NY - OCTOBER 09:  David Crosby performs onstage at the One World Concert at Syracuse University on October 9, 2012 in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Syracuse University)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 14

Happy birthday to David Crosby! Before he joined Crosby, Stills & Nash, the singer/songwriter/guitarist was already a worldwide star – in what band?

08/14/2014

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES:  Members of the British rock group Fleetwood Mac (from left) John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Lindsay Buckingham appear together after receiving their awards and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 12 January in New York. The thirteenth annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner also honored Santana, The Eagles, The Mamas and Papas, Lloyd Price and Gene Vincent.   AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 7

On this day in 1970, Fleetwood Mac welcomed its first female member, Christine McVie. She had been a solo success in England under what name?

08/07/2014

Bad Company (lead singer Paul Rodgers and gutarist David "Bucket" Colwell) performs at the Rock To The Rescue Concert to benefit the victims of 9/11 at the Continetal Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 10/19/02  Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect

Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 6

On this day in 1977 Bad Company rocked the Boston Garden. By this point, they had four albums out; name the 4th.

08/06/2014

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 21:  Recording artist Billy Idol performs at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort August 21, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 5

Billy Idol, then 38 years old, allegedly overdosed on this day in 1994. What did he, allegedly, OD on?

08/05/2014

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