Rock N' Roll Diary
Janis Joplin played the Music Hall in 1969 as a solo artist after being in Big Brother & the Holding Company. She had just released her first solo album. What was it called?
In 1999 Rick Danko of the Band died of heart failure a day after his 56th birthday. Who inducted him, as a member of the Band, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
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?