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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 29 in Classic Rock History

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?

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 28 in Classic Rock History

Carlos Santana appeared at the Music Hall on his night in 1973 with jazz guitarist John McLaughlin. The two had collaborated on what album?

08/28/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 27 in Classic Rock History

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?

08/27/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 26 in Classic Rock History

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?

08/26/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 25 in Classic Rock History

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.

08/25/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 24 in Classic Rock History

It’s the late birthday of Jim Capaldi, the late drummer, singer and songwriter in the band Traffic.
When the band expanded to a six-piece to record “Low Spark of High Heeled Boys” in 1971, another drummer was hired and Capaldi just played percussion. Who was the other drummer?

08/24/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 23 in Classic Rock History

It’s Keith Moon’s birthday today. The madcap drummer of the Who released one solo album. What was it called?

08/23/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 22 in Classic Rock History

On this day in 1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Cosmo’s Factory” album began a nine-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart. How many other #1 albums did the band have?

08/22/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 21 in Classic Rock History

It’s the birthday of the late Joe Strummer of the Clash. When CBS Records England decided not to release the band’s first album in America, the Clash recorded a single to protest. What was the name of the song?

08/21/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 20 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Robert Plant! What was his band before Led Zeppelin which also included John Bonham on drums?

08/20/2015

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