Scott Vanderpool


Paul and Linda with Wings circa 1973, the year ABC-TV gave Paul his own TV Special. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Stones First Album, ELO’s Debut, And Paul McCartney’s TV Special: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

See early Stones, Beatles at Shea Stadium, Britain’s introduction to Jamaican music, and Paul McCartney’s 1973 American TV Special….all of it!

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HBD to Welsh guitarist Dave Edmunds. (Ian Tyas/Getty Images)

Somebody Out There’s Got Buddy Holly’s Strat, And Letterman Gives Jerry Garcia A Guitar Lesson: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Up close and personal with Buddy Holly’s guitar, Billy Joel and his motorcycle collection, and David Letterman gives Jerry Garcia a guitar lesson back in the 80′s…


HBD to Ritchie Blackmore (center) here rocking out with Deep Purple and the London Symphony circa 1969. (Les Lee/Getty Images)

The Beatles Go Out Clubbing, See The Stones: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

See the Rolling Stones behind the Iron Curtain for the first time in ’67, live Deep Purple on Blackmore’s birthday, and Ronnie Spector telling David Letterman about shagging Beatles and husband Phil….


HBD to Bob Harris (OBE) host of the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test, a YouTube live classic rock goldmine. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

The Birth of Buffalo Springfield, One Ed Weds A TV Babe, Other Ed Plays SNL: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

See Seattle’s own Heart with the OG lineup play live on the BBC with Howard Leese rockin’ an awesome mullet! Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac, and Eddie Van Halen with his lovely bride Valerie Bertinelli on David Letterman in the 80′s……


Admittedly a lot of people there probably did want to see what Jim wanted to show them, but Ray wasn't one of them. (Central Press/Getty Images)

Beatles Have A Bass Player Die And One Quits, And Jim Morrison Wants To Show Boston Something Special: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Hear The Beatles with Stu Sutcliffe, and John and Paul talk about their breakup. Kurt Cobain’s Seattle Center memorial, Tom Waits on Fernwood Tonight, Budgie, The Pistols, Iron Maiden, Television, and more…


HBD to rock and roll fan and occasional promoter, the forever-young Hugh Hefner. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Mick And Keith Have A Hit…For Someone Else, Bill Wyman Marries A Young’un:This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

See rare footage of Deep Purple, Grand Funk, and The Grateful Dead hanging with Hugh Hefner on Playboy After Dark…babes galore, and some of them later quite famous. Bill Wyman gets married to the girl he started dating when she was 13….and more!


John Lennon pissed off Brit conservatives by painting his Phantom V like this. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Lennon’s Psychedelic Rolls Is Closer Than You Think, Cobain’s Body Found: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

See John Lennon’s iconic psychedelic Rolls Royce…it’s usually not so far away from us. Wings play their first single, one that got them banned in England, and stories from 20 years ago today, when Kurt Cobain was found. It still makes us sad.


Ritchie Blackmore (L) and Jon Lord of Deep Purple, here with some special friends in '69, went their separate ways today in '75. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Beatles Love Pot, Blackmore Quits Deep Purple: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Meet CBS’s first rock and roll deejay, see The Beatles rare video for the ultra psychedelic Tomorrow Never Knows, hear Jethro Tull with their first guitarist, live Deep Purple, and more!


Not the police chief of San Diego, but he was from Yorba Linda, and this is one of our favorite photos ever. (National Archives/Getty Images)

Elvis Vs. San Diego Police Chief, Top 5 Beatles, And Baby Metallica: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Videos for the 5 Beatles singles in the Top 5 today in ’64, some of them rare and wonderfully awesome. Machine Guns: Jimi sings about ‘em, the Nuge shoots ‘em, but they played together once. Crosby Stills Nash and Young jam with Tom Jones, and man do they look stoned. Nah, couldn’t be.


Did Keef really snort dear 'ol Dad? Will we ever really know? (Neville Hopwood/Getty Images)

Jim Morrison Turns Himself In, And Did Keith Richards Really Snort His Dad?: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

See Elvis on TV’s biggest rock and roll event ever until The Beatles on Ed Sullivan…hear Jim Morrison’s Miami tirade that got him arrested for showing “little Jim” to the crowd…live Dead …and more!