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Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 22

J.Geils Band played Cape Cod Coliseum on this night in 1978. What album would they release that Winter?

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NEVE SHALOM, ISRAEL:  Roger Waters, British rock legend and co-founder of the group Pink Floyd, performs during a concert in Neve Shalom, 30 kms from Jerusalem, 22 June 2006.  AFP PHOTO/DAVID FURST  (Photo credit should read DAVID FURST/AFP/Getty Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 21

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?”

07/21/2014

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 20

In 1975, Steven Van Zandt officially joined Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. He was actually born in the Boston area in what town?

07/20/2014

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 19

Happy birthday to Brian May of Queen. Who inducted that band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001?

07/19/2014

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 18

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?

07/18/2014

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 19:  Stewart Copeland of The Police performs on stage at Western Springs Stadium on January 19, 2008 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 16

Happy birthday to Stuart Copeland of the police. He recorded new wave solo material under a pseudonym. Can you name it?

07/16/2014

REO Speedwagon performing at the "Volunteers for America" rock benefit concert at the HiFi Buys Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia on October 20, 2001  whose proceeds will benefit The American Red Cross, New York Firefighters and Police and victims of the families of the Sept. 11 tragedy.  Photo by Gabe Palacio/ImageDirect

Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 15

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?

07/15/2014

Robert Plant, center, John Paul Jones, right, being hugged by Tony Thompson, back to camera, man on left is Paul Martinez during Live Aid concert on July 13, 1985. Location unknown. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 14

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?

07/14/2014

Robert Plant, center, John Paul Jones, right, being hugged by Tony Thompson, back to camera, man on left is Paul Martinez during Live Aid concert on July 13, 1985. Location unknown. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 13

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?

07/13/2014

Eric Clapton (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 12

Eric Clapton was at the Boston Garden on this night in 1974 presenting his comeback album, “461 Ocean Boulevard.” Where was that famous address?

07/12/2014

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