Rock N' Roll Diary
Alice Cooper played the Boston Garden in 1977. He also released his first album that failed to make the U.S. Top 40 in 7 years. What was the name of the album that flopped?
J.Geils Band played Cape Cod Coliseum on this night in 1978. What album would they release that Winter?
Roger Waters performed “The Wall” at the Berlin Wall on this day in 1990. What artist joined him onstage to present the song “Comfortably Numb?”
In 1975, Steven Van Zandt officially joined Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. He was actually born in the Boston area in what town?
Happy birthday to Brian May of Queen. Who inducted that band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001?
The Rolling Stones played Boston Garden for two nights in 1972. As per their norm, they like to hire soul or R & B artists to warm up for them. Who was the designated hitter at these shows?
Happy birthday to Stuart Copeland of the police. He recorded new wave solo material under a pseudonym. Can you name it?
In 1981, REO Speedwagon played the Boston Garden for a second night. This was their commercial high water point with the massively successful “Hi-Infidelity” album. How many times did that go platinum?
Steve Miller got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this day in 1987. In what year was he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
July 13, 1985 was the famous Global Jukebox happening known as Live-Aid, held on two stages in Philadelphia and London. What band started off the entire day’s event?