Scott Vanderpool


Grand Funk Railroad circa 1970. That's birthday boy Don Brewer in the middle...and you thought they had big hair in the 80's! (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Sunshine Superman, Ringo Comes Back, And The US Festival Loses Millions: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Zeptember 3rd: In which we get psychedelic with Donovan, see Arthur Brown set himself on fire, and spend some quality time with The Police at Steve Wozniak’s first US Festival….he lost $12 million, he hopes you liked it.

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The Stones rock out with Billy Preston circa 1976. Billy would be 69 today, and how Keith Richards has lived longer is beyond us! (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A Rock Festival Turns To Anarchy, A Rock Hall Of Fame Opens In Cleveland: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Zeptember 2nd: In which we hear uber-rare Doors demos….and go to one of the great rock festivals of the early 70’s that totally fell apart, turning into total anarchy right out of Lord of the Flies….oh the humanity!


Brian and his boys in happier times. (George Stroud/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Beatles Lost Without Brian, Jones Clashes With Clash: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Zeptember 1st: In which the guy who would later sign Zeppelin to Atlantic Records signed one of Page’s early idols, the “Danny” of the band that inspired The Partridge Family dies in Hurricane Katrina, and Green Day’s frontman gets booted from a plane for “pants on the ground”.


HBD Van Morrison.  (Rafa Rivas/Getty Images)

Elvis Plays For Hendrix, The First Isle of Wight Festival,Traffic’s Last: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

August 31st: In which we learn of two of England’s biggest mega-festivals, watch Jimi Hendrix entertain the ladies with one of the first songs he learned after he saw Elvis in Seattle, and meet the guy that did all those trippy Yes album covers…


HBD to Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine, 2nd from right in this 1970 photo. Of this line up, only keyboard player Robert Lamm and the horn section remain today. (Ian Showell/Getty Images)

Dylan Loved To Turn Beatles On, California Girls On Acid, Elvis Not Shot: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

August 28th: In which The Beatles talk about meeting Bob Dylan, and Ringo spills the beans on Conan: He was the first one to take a hit! Brian Wilson reveals the real inspiration behind California Girls, and it wasn’t a SHE…or a He for that matter…live Alice Cooper, Chicago, and more!


Alex Lifeson of Rush: 62 today. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Beatles Meet The King, Lose Their Manager, We All Lose SRV: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

August 27th: In which The Beatles talk about meeting Elvis and losing Brian Epstein…Stevie Ray Vaughan live at The Gorge…and Alex Lifeson of Rush sets Ricky straight on April Wine…


It's 'ol Sexie Sadie hisself! (AFP/Getty Images)

The Beatles Introduce Their Guru, Hendrix Plays England For The Last Time, The Stones Make Bank: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

August 26th: In which we thrill to Lennon’s original musical take on the Maharishi before George made him change it…the incredible Isle of Wight festival from 1970…and the “Shreds” series parodies of Rolling Stones’ Top 5 Guitarists.


Cheap Trick: Back in Seattle again, with Peter Frampton at Marymoor Friday night. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)

Cheap Trick This Friday

Cheap Trick’s bass player Tom Petersson talks with Scotty Vanderpool about their show Friday and more. And he called exactly on time! Bass players are usually almost always late…for everything…but not Tom.


HBD to KISS's ever-humble bass player Gene Simmons. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The Beatles Play Seattle Again, Hendrix Opens a Studio: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

August 25th: In which we see The Beatles in Seattle as they arrive for their 3rd and 4th to last-ever live shows…Seattle’s own Soundgarden play Jimi Hendrix’s studio in New York…Page and Plant unplugged, and more!


John Lennon went Cold Turkey with Klaus and Ringo today. (AFP/Getty Images)

Doors Start First Album, Lennon Goes Cold Turkey: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

August 24th: In which Bruce Springsteen starts yet another band called Earth, John Lennon goes Cold Turkey, and the nutter who killed him goes to prison, hopefully forever.