Rock N' Roll Diary
It’s the birthday of Don Brewer, drummer and a singer for Grand Funk Railroad. Don has also been playing drums for Bob Seger on that Detroit rocker’s last few tours. Another former member of Grand Funk plays with Seger’s road band as well. What’s his name?
Phil Collins answered a magazine ad from a band looking for drummer on this day in 1970 and joined Genesis after he auditioned. As he was joining, their guitarist was leaving – what was his name?
In 1983, Mick Jones of the Clash was asked to leave the group by the other members. The group would record one unsuccessful studio album without him. What was its name?
Aerosmith played Sullivan Stadium on this day in 1986. It was the final date of what tour for the band?
On this day in 1973 the Doors called it quits after two unsuccessful albums without their singer Jim Morrison who passed away two years earlier. Name those two albums.
The Beatles played their final concert to a paying crowd at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park on this night in 1966. What was their last complete song?
Carlos Santana appeared at the Music Hall on his night in 1973 with jazz guitarist John McLaughlin. The two had collaborated on what album?
We lost Stevie Ray Vaughan on this day in 1990, dying in the early morning crash of his helicopter in Wisconsin. In 1987 he appeared in a movie playing surf guitar with Dick Dale on the song “Pipeline.” What film was that?
It was the final concert for Stevie Ray Vaughan on this night in 1990. Shortly after midnight the next morning he’d board a doomed helicopter and lose his life. Later, who would identify the body at the crash site?
Jimi Hendrix played the Carousel in Framingham for two shows on this date in 1968. What cover tune opened the first show? Hint – the Grateful dead used to do it too.