Rock N' Roll Diary

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)

48 Years Ago Today: The REAL First Time Jimi Hendrix Set His Guitar on Fire

Jimi Hendrix’s guitar-fire at the 1967 Monterey festival is one of the most iconic moments in rock history. But it wasn’t the FIRST time he set his guitar ablaze.

03/31/2015

AC/DC "Black Ice" Tour Opener on October 28, 2008 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 31 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Angus Young! How many siblings does he have?

03/31/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 30 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Guitar god Eric Clapton! What was the original name of his Derek & the Dominos?

03/30/2015

(Swan Song Records)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 29 in Classic Rock History

Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti” was the #1 album in America in 1975. How many weeks would it stay at #1?

03/29/2015

Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 28 in Classic Rock History

Aerosmith rocked the Music Hall in 1978. What was their most recent album at that point? ANSWER: “Draw the Line” – released December 1977 What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? […]

03/28/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 27 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Tony Banks of Genesis. When the band famously became three – who were the other two?

03/27/2015

Credit: Dana Distortion

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 26 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Steven Tyler! The manic singer performed with Joe Perry in 2004 in a tribute to the Blues at Radio City Music Hall. A movie was made; what was its title?

03/26/2015

(Capitol Records)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 24 in Classic Rock History

The Beatles “Rarities” album was released by Capitol in 1983. Where was the rare version of “Across the Universe” taken from?

03/24/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06:  Musician Ric Ocasek attends the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The annual benefit raises critical funds for MusiCares' Emergency Financial Assistance and Addiction Recovery programs.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 23 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Ric Ocasek of the Cars! Who stepped in to replace Ocasek in the New Cars project of 2005?

03/23/2015

18th December 1979:  The pop group Police outside the stage door of a Hammersmith venue in west London, with a policeman standing behind them. From left to right, they are Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland.  (Photo by Martyn Goddard/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: March 22 in Classic Rock History

On this day in 1978, the police were signed to A & M Records. What was the band’s first album called?

03/22/2015

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