Scott Vanderpool

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HBD to Ringo, maybe not technically the best drummer ever, but certainly the most influential: John Bonham, Ginger Baker, Keith Moon, and Neil Peart would all start playing because of him. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Two Sunny Songs, Bonzo’s Last Zeppelin Show, And Syd Checks Out: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

July 7th: In which we see The Kinks not so sunny video for Sunny Afternoon, Ringo’s 70th birthday party 5 years ago, and interviews with him through the years….

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Santana's Michael Shrieve, celebrating his birthday here in Seattle! (Chad Buchanan/Getty Images)

Love At First Sight For John And Paul, Bonzo Loves Buddy: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos],

July 6th: In Which the stars align and Lennon meets McCartney and the strange coincidence of where it happened…

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Bill Withers circa 2012: Born on the 4th of July! (John Heller/Getty Images)

Beatles Snub Phillipines’ Marcos, Doors Know The Little Girls Understand, Born On The 4th Of July: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]

July 4th: In which The Beatles sort of unintentionally snub the first family of The Philippines…and boy are they pissed! The last live show for Steely Dan…for quite a while…and the first for The Clash.

07/04/2015

The Pre-Fab Four met the real deal tonight in 1967. (NBC TV/ Getty Images)

The Monkees Meet The Beatles, The “27 Club” Gets 2 Biggies, Lauren Hammond And His Organ: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

July 3rd: In which The Monkees meet The Beatles, and it goes better than they expected! Crosby Stills and Nash meet at Joni Mitchell’s house, and Lauren Hammond and some of the famous players of his organ….wait, that sounded dirty. It’s not.

07/03/2015

HBD to the second Mrs. Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall.(Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

Hendrix Gets Out Of The Army, Lennon Gets An Airport: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

July 2nd: In which Jimi Hendrix was in the Army’s famed 101st “Screaming Eagles” Airborne Division…but didn’t much like it. The Beatles ultra-rare LONG version of “Her Majesty”…Axl Rose and The Grateful Dead start riots, and the second Mrs. Jagger on Letterman…

07/02/2015

HBD to Blues Brother Elwood, and the actor who plays him: Dan Akyroyd is also a Canadian celebrating Canada Day. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

The Beatles Open For An Idol, The Band Set Off On Their Own: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

July 1st: In which The Beatles open for an American they love at the Cavern Club…The Band have their own hit, John Lennon records at his Tittenhurst Park home, Eric Clapton with Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, and the shagadelic daughter of Steven Tyler…

07/01/2015

The Kinks Dave Davies (2nd from right) almost didn't make it today in '04. (Reprise Records/Getty Images)

The Beatles Play Budokan, Pearl Jam Fans Trampled In Denmark:This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

June 30th: In which Paul is knocked from the Top of the Pops by George…Gregg Allman marries Cher and makes gawd-awful music…The Buzzcocks make the second-shortest record ever…and Pearl Jam get a call from Pete Townsend, who went through something similar.

06/30/2015

John Lennon's '65 Phantom V became the most expensive car in the world today in '85...it now lives just north of us in Victoria BC (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Mick And Keith Sent To Prison, Lennon’s Very Expensive Rolls: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

June 29th: In which Mick and Keith are sent to prison, Frampton is almost killed, John Lennon’s psychedelic Rolls ends up in Victoria, and hang with Deep Purple at the Playboy mansion on Ian Paice’s birthday

06/29/2015

"No dammit I'm NOT the one from Foreigner!" HBD to The Clash's Mick Jones! (Thomas Bregardis/Getty Images)

“Folk Rock” Is Born, And The Worst Cover Song Of All Time: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

June 26th: In which The Beatles play New Zealand, Celine Dion’s horrific cover of an AC/DC song, a rare interview with Col. Tom Parker, and home movies from Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg.

06/26/2015

The Beatles wrote this song for the first-ever Worldwide satellite broadcast. (Jim Grey/Getty Images)

The Beatles Go Worldwide On Satellite, Pearl Jam vs. Ticketmaster: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

June 25th: In which The Beatles appear in the BBC’s part of the first-ever worldwide Satellite TV broadcast…Springsteen surprises Letterman…and Pearl Jam go to court for their fans!

06/25/2015