Rock N' Roll Diary

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 24

Lou Reed played the Music Hall on this night in 1975. Who produced his breakthrough solo album “Transformer?”

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Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 23

In 1978, the Allman Brothers Band played The Boston Garden. Alongside Dickey Betts, who played the second guitar slot in the band at that point?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 22

The J.Geils Band released the “Live: Blow Your Face out” album on this day in 1976. It was their second of three live albums, following “Live: Full House” and preceding “Showtime!” Of the three, which one charted the highest?


1996: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) presents Paul and Linda McCartney with the group's first lifetime achievement award. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 17

On this day in 1998 Linda McCartney lost her battle with cancer at the age of 56. How long had she been married to Paul?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 16

Elton John played Boston Garden on this night in 1993. In ’92, he performed what song with Guns and Roses to close out the MTV Music Awards?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 15

On this day in 2003, Fleetwood Mac released its album “Say You Will.” How many original members remained in the band for that album


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 14

Happy birthday to Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple and Rainbow. When Rainbow finished its final tour in Japan in 1984, what extended classical piece did it perform with a symphony orchestra?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 13

In 1972 the Allman Brothers Band received a Gold album for “Eat a Peach.” It would eventually go Platinum on the strength of what two hits?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 12

Ozzy Osbourne got his star on the Hollywood Walk of fame on this day in 2002. Who delivered an induction speech, of sorts, at the ceremony?


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Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 11

The Yardbirds played the Boston Tea Party on this night in 1968. This was the seminal English band that launched the careers of three of Classic Rock’s greatest guitar players: Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page & Jeff Beck. But which one played guitar at the Tea Party that night?