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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 4 in Classic Rock History

The Who played the Music hall on this night in 1971. This might have been the penultimate Who performance in this city. Which of their amazing albums did they released later that month of August 1971?

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 3 in Classic Rock History

On this day in 1971, Paul McCartney announced the formation of his new band Wings. What was the group’s first album?

08/03/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 2 in Classic Rock History

Kiss and Aerosmith launched their co-headlining tour in 2003 with a show in Hartford. Each band referred to it as a differently named tour. What were the two names and who called it what?

08/02/2015

Jerry Garcia, leader of the legendary group The Grateful Dead, works with his guitar on May 8, 1979. At the time of the Woodstock Festival, many groups had an uncertain future. “Musically, it was a total disaster for us,” Garcia said of Woodstock in a interview. “I remember people standing in back of us yelling the stage is falling down. Plus it was wet for so long and we had all that electronic equipment.” (AP Photo)

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: August 1 in Classic Rock History

It’s Jerry Garcia’s birthday! In 1972, he did a solo album collaboration called “Hooteroll” with what keyboardist?

08/01/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: July 31 in Classic Rock History

The Rolling Stones’ movie “Gimme Shelter” premiered in 1971 on this day in London. The movie chronicled the progress of an American tour in what year?

07/31/2015

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: July 30 in Classic Rock History

On this day in 2002, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band released a studio album named “The River.” Bruce had gone off to record on his own and with other musicians for years; what was the previous studio album the famous group recorded with the Boss?

07/30/2015

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

Happy birthday to Geddy Lee of Rush. Unable to attract major label interest, they form their own label to release their first album in Canada. What was the label?

07/29/2015

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

In 1972 Mott the Hoople released “All the Young Dudes,” a song written by David Bowie which became a huge international hit single. Bowie then offered the band another song “Drive-In Saturday,” which Mott did not record. Bowie did it himself and put it on what album?

07/28/2015

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28:  The Allman Brothers Band performs at The Beacon Theatre on October 28, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

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

The Allman Brothers played the Boston Garden on this night in 1974. The members were releasing solo projects around that time. Gregg Allman put out his first solo record “Laid Back” and Dickey Betts put out his first, which was called what?

07/27/2015

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

It’s Mick Jagger’s birthday today! What town were both he and Keith Richards born in?

07/26/2015

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