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)

“Dolly Dagger”: The Session That Saved Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix recorded the classic “Dolly Dagger” 45 years ago today. Here’s why it was arguably Jimi’s finest recording session.

07/01/2015

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

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?

06/30/2015

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)

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

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?

06/29/2015

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

The Grateful Dead played the Boston Garden on this night in 1974. They released an album the day before; what was it called?

06/28/2015

Bassist John Entwistle of The Who plays 13 May 199

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

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?

06/27/2015

Portrait Of The Clash

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

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.

06/26/2015

The New York Comedy Festival And The Bob Woodruff Foundation Present The 7th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Event

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

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’?

06/25/2015

The Allman Brothers band perform in 1972 in front of a television audience. The musicians, from left are, Chuck Leavell, keys; Jamoie Johanson, drums; Dickey Betts, lead and slide guitar; Berry Oakley, bass; Butch Trucks, drums and percussion.  (AP Photo)

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

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?

06/24/2015

The Rolling Stones leave London Airport (now Heathrow) on a flight to New York before their fifth north American tour, 23rd, June 1966. Top to bottom: Bill Wyman, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969), Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts. (Photo by Ted West/Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Rolling Stones’ Infamous Lynn Tear Gas Incident Almost Didn’t Happen

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.

06/24/2015

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That Time Keith Moon and Led Zeppelin Performed Together

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.

06/23/2015

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