Rock N' Roll Diary
Genesis played the Music Hall on this night in 1974. They promoted the show in Boston with handbills that proclaimed what?
In 1980, John Lennon was killed outside of his apartment building in New York City. How old was he?
Vince Neil of Motley Crue crashed his sports car on this day in 1984, killing his friend Nick Dingley of Hanoi Rocks. The band dedicated their next album to the late drummer. Which one?
It’s the birthday of Randy Rhodes, guitar prodigy who played with Ozzy Osbourne until his untimely death in a private plane crash in 1982. How many albums did he complete with Ozzy before he died?
U2 played its first show in America on this date in 1980, at the Ritz in New York City. How many albums did the Irish band have out in America at the time?
Jefferson Airplane played the Back Bay Theater on this day in 1967. They had become a national hit with the release of their second album. Obviously a psychedelic document judging by its title, what was it called?
Happy birthday to John Densmore, drummer of The Doors, who has often been at odds with the other surviving members over use of the band’s name and image over the years. He wrote a book about the band in 1991; what was its title?
On this day in 1977, David Bowie made a guest appearance on a Bing Crosby Christmas show and recorded “Little Drummer Boy-Peace on Earth,” which was later released as a single. What was the holiday TV special titled?
Happy birthday to Barry Goudreau, formerly of the band Boston! What band did he form just after releasing his first solo album and being booted out of Boston?
In 1974 John Lennon performed onstage at Madison Square Garden with Elton John. It was payoff on a bet he made with Elton that he would perform with him if what collaborative single hit #1?