Rock N' Roll Diary

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 24

Happy birthday to Bill Wyman, ex-bassist for the Rolling Stones. He released the first solo album from a member of the band. What was it called?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 23

On this day in 1966, the Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded its first single – “Hey Joe”/”Stone Free.” What would be their second single?


Mountain Performs Live

Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 22

Happy birthday to Leslie West, guitarist of the band Mountain. Where was that band, which played the original Woodstock Festival, from?


LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 03:  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at the Fonda Theatre on June 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 21

Happy birthday to Tom Petty! His recent “Hypnotic Eye” album was released this summer; that makes how many studio albums for this veteran rocker, including Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 16

Happy birthday to Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. Outside of the Dead, Bob has had one solo song hit the Top 100 Singles chart in America. Which one is it?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 15

In 1966 Pink Floyd played its first major headlining gig at London’s Roundhouse. Five months later the group released its first single. What was it?


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

Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 14

Aerosmith performed for the first time in England on this day in 1976, playing London. What English band did Joe Perry mention in his book as being cool to hang with on that trip?


Sammy Hagar

Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 13

Happy birthday to Sammy Hagar! Outside of Van Halen, what is his most successful single on the U.S. sales chart?


1993: The Faces, featuring Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenny Jones were reunited at the British Music Awards.

Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 12

The Faces played their last show at New York’s Nassau Coliseum on this day in 1975. Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones. What was his debut as a new member?


Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for VH1)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: October 11

In 1982, Heart played a concert at the Worcester Centrum with John Mellencamp opening the show. The arena had only been open for a few weeks and this was not the first rock and roll show. That honor went to what band?




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