Rock N' Roll Diary
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?
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)?
Happy birthday to Robbie Robertson of the Band. Where was he born?
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?
The Allman Brothers Band played Great Woods on this night in 1989. They were on the comeback trail with what recently-released CD?
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?
Jimi Hendrix recorded the classic “Dolly Dagger” 45 years ago today. Here’s why it was arguably Jimi’s finest recording session.
Peter Frampton fell off the stage in Hartford on this night in 1976. Aside from cracking two ribs, what other injury did he sustain?
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?
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?