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

Happy birthday to Alex Lifeson, guitarist 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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BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 21: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform during the opening night of their world tour, which promotes their latest studio album "A Bigger Bang" released on September 5, at Fenway Park on August 21, 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

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

On this day in ’07, the Rolling Stones “A Bigger Bang” tour ended in London after two years. The tour began in New England in what venue?

05/26/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: May 25 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Gene Simmons of Kiss. Although that band is a Big Apple band, where was Gene born?

05/25/2015

Neil Young (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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

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

05/24/2015

John Lennon circa 1966 (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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

John Lennon stated that he saw a UFO over New York City on this day in 1974. He wrote about it in what song?

05/23/2015

British musician Roger Waters sits between the stones of the broken wall. The picture was taken during the rehearsal on Friday, July 21, 1990 in East Berlin, and is part of the Roger Waters concert “The Wall” which will be performed on Saturday on the former death - strip of the Berlin Wall. "The Wall" is an album by the British rock group Pink Floyd that Waters wrote.  He is no longer a member of the band. (AP Photo/Hansjoerg Krauss)

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

In 1987, Roger Waters brought his “Radio K.A.O.S.” tour to Great Woods. What radio DJ was part of the program, playing a radio announcer onstage?

05/22/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: May 21 in Classic Rock History

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

05/21/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: May 20 in Classic Rock History

In 1993 Aerosmith shot the video for the single “Cryin’” at a church in Fall River. Lizzie Borden and her family worshipped there in the 1800’s. Which church?

05/20/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: May 19 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Pete Townshend. Talking about birthdays, the hero of the “Tommy” album, the boy Tommy, was supposed to be a girl originally. What was her name?

05/19/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: May 18 in Classic Rock History

In 1990, the Rolling Stones “Urban Jungle” tour began in Rotterdam. That tour did not play America, the group unfolding another stage set and name earlier in 1989. What was that U.S. tour?

05/18/2015

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