Rock N' Roll Diary

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 28

On this night in 1973, Carlos Santana and jazz guitarist John McLaughlin played the Music Hall. This followed the release of what collaborative album?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 27

Happy birthday to Alex Lifeson of Rush. The band had plenty of Canadian and American hits, but what was their first Top 40 song in England?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 26

It was the final concert appearance of Stevie Ray Vaughan on this night in 1990. What was his final song?


American rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix performing with The Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Monterey Pop Festival, California, USA, June 18, 1967. (Bruce Fleming/AP Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 25

In 1968, the Jimi Hendrix Experience played the Carousel Ballroom in Framingham! Less than a month later, Jimi had a hit single in the charts – which one?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 24

Neil Young played the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on this date in 1984. He had done a rockabilly album the year before with what band?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 23

It’s Keith Moon’s birthday today. The lovable, berserk drummer of the Who was called out by Townshend at the end of what single from the band?


John Fogerty In Concert

Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 22

Creedence Clearwater’s Revival’s album “Cosmo’s Factory” hit #1 on this day in 1970 and stayed there for nine weeks. At that time, the band put out three albums in less than a year, all of which reached the Top 5. What were the other two?



Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 21

Alice Cooper played on the Boston Common on this day in 1971. How many albums did the group have out at that point?



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?


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?




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