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John became an almost-American today in 1976. (AFP/Getty Images)

Rock Makes You A Gas Hog, John Gets To Stay, And The Last Day Of The Seattle Pop Festival: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

July 27th: In which a major oil company’s research takes a dim view of the devil’s music..some rare footage from the ’69 Seattle Pop Festival (arguably better than Woodstock)…John Lennon wins his battle with the NIxon administration….and Lynyrd Skynyrd carry on, even though they’re not supposed to,,,

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HBD to Sir Mick..."Anybody else would be lynched: 18 wives and 20 children and he's knighted, fantastic!" -Charlie Watts (Carl Court/Getty Images)

Seattle Pop Day Two, Hendrix’s Last Seattle Show, Zeppelin Cancels Last Tour: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

July 26th: The legendary Seattle Pop Festival arguably had a better lineup than Woodstock a month later…footage of Jimi Hendrix’s last show in Seattle….watch Mick age before your eyes…Brian Johnson of AC/DC on Britain’s car show Top Gear….and MORE!

07/26/2016

Dylan was booed by Folkies for plugging in a Strat today in 1965. (Fred Tannaeu/Getty Images)

Dylan Booed At Newport, Seattle Pop Festival ’69 Good, Woodstock ’99 Bad: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

July 25th: See Bob Dylan go electric at Newport, Recordings from the ’69 Seattle Pop Festival, Riots, Rape, and looting at the Woodstock ’99 festival, and more!

07/25/2016

Don't bogart that joint, Ringo! The Beatles were saying "legalize it" long before Peter Tosh. (Terry Fincher/Getty Images)

Spittin’ On The Stones, The Beatles Pimp Pot, And Sgt. Pepper Kills Careers: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

July 24th: In which we see live Stones, Byrds, and Badfinger, plus Paul McCartney’s version of the hit song he gave them…plus Them, and Ringo talks about smoking weed with Bob Dylan!

07/24/2016

HBD to G&R's Slash! (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Zeppelin’s Unfortunate Last American Shows, Ringo’s First All-Starr Band:This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

July 23rd: In which we hear The Beatles idol Fats Domino’s cover of one of their songs…and maybe you’ll see yourself in LIVE footage of The Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin here in SEATTLE!

07/23/2016

HBD to The Eagles singing drummer Don Henley, here with his friend Joe Walsh (R), and his late Frenemy Glenn Frey (L). (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Vee-Jay Vs Capitol: Only One Will Get The Beatles In America, And The Stones Whiz On A Wall: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

July 22nd: In which we see John and Yoko’s video for “Imagine”, live Beatles, Stones, Elvis Costello, Little Richard, the Parliament/Funkadelic Mothership Connection…and The Eagles in the Kingdome!

07/22/2016

HBD to Yusuf Islam, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame under the name you know him better by: Cat Stevens. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Hell’s Angels Invade England, Waters Takes The Wall to The Wall: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

July 21st: In which we learn how California 1% motorcycle club The Hell’s Angels got started in England? Surely the Stones didn’t bring ’em back from Altamont! Roger Waters performs The Wall at the former Berlin Wall, and more…

07/21/2016

Happy Birthday Carlos Santana. (Jorge Padiero/Getty Images)

Jane Dumps Paul,The End Of The Evergreen Ballroom, And HBD To Two Local Heavies: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

July 20th: In which Paul’s girlfriend publicly embarrasses him on national TV, though it shouldn’t have been a surprise…a Northwest rock and roll icon burns to the ground in Lacey…and Courtney is snubbed in Hollywood…

07/20/2016

HBD to Dr. Brian May of Queen, here with 'is luvly missus Emily. (Jo Hale/Getty images)

All You Need Is Love, Bruce’s Marathon Rehearsal, Brian May’s Birthday: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

July 19th: Video today includes the Stones with Dick Cavett in ’74, Live Queen, The Dead, Commander Cody, and so much more!

07/19/2016

As it turns out, you CAN take them with you. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Nixon Orders Lennon Out, Kiss Offer Fans A Final Bit Of Schwag: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

June 18th: Gene Simmons is sure you love his band so much you’ll pay thousands to be buried in an official Kiss Koffin…Richard Nixon knew how to deal with pot smokin’ hippies…and see one of shock-rock’s prototypes, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins….

07/18/2016

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