Rock N' Roll Diary
Happy birthday to Bob Dylan. In what year did he make his Bar Mitzvah?
In 1979, the Who’s documentary movie premiered in New York City. In a famous segment from the film, Tom Smothers asks Roger Daltrey where he’s from – what is Daltrey’s response?
In 1980, 4 of Jimi Hendrix’s Gold albums were stolen from Electric Lady Studios. How many Actual Gold albums does he currently have?
Paul McCartney released his second album “Ram” on this day in 1971. What was its big #1 hit single in the U.S.?
Happy birthday to singer Joe Cocker! In 1989, he recorded a live album at what venue in Massachusetts?
In 1978, Jefferson Starship appeared at the Music Hall. Later that year, Micky Thomas joined as lead vocalist, replacing Grace Slick and Marty Balin. They also added a new drummer, Aynsley Dunbar, who had been in what other Bay Area band?
Black Sabbath played the Providence Civic Center on this night in 1982. Who was on the lead vocals?
The Allman Brothers Band played Tufts on this day in 1971. 2 months later they released their iconic “Live at Fillmore East” album. Although it was an essential item in any classic rock library and it made the band famous, how long did it take to go Platinum?
In 1987, U2 topped the charts with their hit “With or Without You.” To date they’ve had two #1 hits on the U.S. Top 100 chart. Which was the other one? Answer: I Still Haven’t […]
On this date in 1975, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks performed their first live date with Fleetwood Mac in El Paso. A month later, their recording debut with the band, “Fleetwood Mac, was released. How long did it take to record that eventual #1 album?
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