Beatles Take Hamburg, Woodstock Day Three, Anita Is A Witch: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]August 17th: In which we learn how The Beatles got so ******* good, who didn't play at Woodstock and why, and see the video from a Seattle band that killed 80's buttrock dead.
Beatles Draw Record Crowd...And The KKK, Woodstock Starts Without Zeppelin, And Theremin's Birthday: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]August 15th: In which John, Paul, George, and Ringo refuse to play for a segregated audience, drawing the ire of the KKK...Woodstock starts without Zeppelin, who'd rather hang in Texas and drink tequila...and the strange instrument invented by Russkie Leon Theremin...
The Beatles Take New York, Dylan's 2nd #1, Bowie Divorces Angie: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]February 8th: In which the Beatles spend their first full day in America, strolling New York's Central Park (across the street from The Dakota where John would eventually live and die), and "hooking up" with the Ronettes. Plant and Bonham debut with The Band of Joy, David Bowie divorces Angie, and Del Shannon commits suicide before joining the Traveling Wilburys.
Lennon's Last Show In England, Floyd's Only #1 Hit: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]December 15th: John Lennon wishes you a Happy Christmas, as does Sir Bob Geldof and his Posse...Bon Jovi's guitarist marries the shagadelic Heather Locklear...Rod Stewart marries the shagadelic Rachel Hunter...and meet the guy who hosted Woodstock!
Woodstock Trolls Republican National ConventionIs the Republican Party going hippy?
Help! Premiers, Dylan Crashes Triumph, Zeppelin Robbed: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]Elvis does the song John Lennon panned on the BBC's Juke Box Jury...Early live Cream...the bizarre Screaming Lord Sutch...and a delightful interview with Geddy Lee of Rush on his birthday!
Woodstock Organizers Want To Celebrate 50th Anniversary In 2019Mark you calendar, Woodstock is gearing up to spread its vibes of peace and love once again in 2019.
GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inducts 27 New Recordings from Dolly Parton, The Rolling Stones, U2 and MoreThe GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. According to GRAMMY.org, inductees are selected by a "special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts."
Beatles Set Attendance Record Broken On The Same Day 4 Years Later By Woodstock...And Then There's Paul Simon: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]The Beatles smash a world record with 55,ooo at Shea Stadium in New York today in '65. A half-million showed up upstate 4 years later for Woodstock, which John wanted to come to but couldn't because of Tricky Dick, and 22 years later...on the same day....Paul Simon was playing to 750,000 in Central Park.
Hendrix At 70: "My Favorite Guitar Player Of All Time" - Kirk Hammett Of MetallicaKirk Hammett was an early member of Exodus before replacing Dave Mustaine (later of Megadeth) in Metallica. And while the music of the Bay Area thrash metal scene only has a passing resemblance to Hendrix, Hammett has often paid tribute to the man by playing bits of Jimi's "Little Wing" in his guitar solos.
Riot At Stones Show, Page Ogles Hot Blonde, Doors Take NYC: This Day IN Classic Rock [Video]
Levon Helm Documentary Hitting Theaters In 2013The Band's Levon Helm is getting his due credit with a documentary of his own, set to screen in theaters nationwide next year.