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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: July 7 in Classic Rock History

It was the final show of Led Zeppelin’s 1980 tour of Europe and also John Bonham’s last concert before dying in September. How old was he when he passed?

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: July 6 in Classic Rock History

In 1973, Queen released its first single, “Keep Yourself Alive.” It did not chart anywhere, even in the band’s native England. The second single didn’t chart either; what was that song (also from the first album)?

07/06/2015

Folk singer Bob Dylan, center, performs with drummer Levon Helm, left, Rick Danko, second left, and Robbie Robertson of The Band at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Jan. 20, 1968.  The concert is part of a benefit tribute to the late folk singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie.  This is Dylan's first public appearance after his motorcycle accident in Aug. 1966.  (AP Photo)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: July 5 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Robbie Robertson of the Band. Where was he born?

07/05/2015

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: July 4 in Classic Rock History

Happy 4th of July! Jimi Hendrix famously played the “Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock in August of 1969. He did record a studio version, which he originally released on what album?

07/04/2015

The Allman Brothers Band performs at The Beacon Theatre on October 28, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: July 3 in Classic Rock History

The Allman Brothers Band played Great Woods on this night in 1989. They were on the comeback trail with what recently-released CD?

07/03/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: July 2 in Classic Rock History

On this day in 2005, Live 8 occurred in venues around the world. When Pink Floyd performed its show in London, it was their final performance with the most famous lineup including Roger Waters. What songs did they do in their set?

07/02/2015

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)

“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: July 1 in Classic Rock History

Peter Frampton fell off the stage in Hartford on this night in 1976. Aside from cracking two ribs, what other injury did he sustain?

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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