Rock N' Roll Diary
Jimi Hendrix recorded the classic “Dolly Dagger” 45 years ago today. Here’s why it was arguably Jimi’s finest recording session.
Gene Simmons authorized the first Kiss comic on this day in 1976. The inaugural issue sold over 500,000 copies! What special Kiss touch made that comic run so special?
The Jimi Hendrix Experience played its final gig as a group at Mile high Stadium in Denver on this day in 1969. The crowd broke through security and the band was surrounded on the stage at the end of their set. How did authorities get them out?
The Grateful Dead played the Boston Garden on this night in 1974. They released an album the day before; what was it called?
On this day in ’02, bassist John Entwistle was found dead in Las Vegas on the eve of a Who tour of America. Pete Townshend played with Entwistle in a Dixieland band when they were both in their teens, Townshend playing banjo. What did Entwistle play?
Happy birthday Mick Jones! What was his band before he became a founding member of the Clash? His group also contained future Clash bassist Paul Simonon.
On this day in 1984, Patti Scialfa joined Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band. In what year would she marry Bruce, and become the boss of ‘The Boss’?
The Allman Brothers Band played the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on this night in 1971. The very next day, the group began a three-night stand at what venue?
The Rolling Stones had a lot of incidents between fans and police during their mid-1960s tours. One of the most infamous incidents happened in Lynn, Mass. in 1966 – and it almost didn’t happen.
A once-in-a-lifetime rock ‘n’ roll moment happened on this day in 1977, when Keith Moon joined Led Zeppelin on stage for a performance. Check out the super-rare concert footage.