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HBD to Eddie Van Halen! (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The Stones Down Under, Pagey’s First American Hit, And Floyd Leave Syd Home: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Live early Stones, Jimmy Page on his first American hit as a session player (no blistering solo, sorry), Ringo with Princess Leia, and Eddie Van Halen gets the best tribute any guitar player can…being parodied in the “Shreds” series…

12 hours ago

HBD to Cheap Trick's Robin Zander....for the love of god would somebody put his band in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame already? (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Cleveland Doesn’t Rock, Floyd’s First Single, And Chicago’s Terry Kath: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Nirvana starts big, at Mom’s house in Aberdeen, Hear Springsteen’s last show with his band Steel Mill, and the last E-Street Band performance of Danny Federici…Robin Zander of Cheap Trick….and Terry Kath of Chicago…..

01/23/2015

Birthday boy Steven Adler: Booted from G&R, but inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame with 'em in 2012. (Michael Loccisono/Getty Images)

Columbia Becomes World’s First Record Company, Holly Records His Last Songs, George Re-Joins The Beatles: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

KZOK’s connection to the world’s first record company…started today in 1889? GOD you guys are OLD! Paul and George fight on film….well, okay they just argue a bit…The Yardbirds with Eric Clapton, and more….

01/22/2015

George and Pattie in happier times: Today in 1966. (Getty Images)

George Marries Pattie, Jimi Does Bob, Floyd Finally Manage Dark Side: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Radio Luxembourg, the first home of rock and roll in England…meet Pattie Boyd, George Harrison…and later Eric Clapton’s wife…the evolution of Dark Side of the Moon, All Along the Watchtower, and Jethro Tull’s keyboard player…

01/21/2015

HBD to Paul Stanley of Kiss. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Floyd Fail First Attempt Of Dark Side, Beatles Inducted To Rock Hall… Without Paul: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Meet DJ Alan Freed, the man who invented “rock and roll”…The Monkees Meet The Beatles, Leadbelly and people who’ve covered him, Ozzy bites a bat….and….more? OMG!

01/20/2015

HBD to Tacoma's The Ventures guitarist Bob Bogle (2nd from left), here ringing the bell to open the NYSE the year before his death. (Brad Barket/Getty Images)

The Cavern Opens, And Paul Gets Busted…Twice: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

See the Cavern Club in Liverpool like you’ve never seen it before….actually, I’ve never seen it, but I have been to Portland. Eric Clapton unplugged…all of it…and Paul McCartney talks weed.

01/16/2015

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie Van Zant would be 67. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Who’s First Single’s Zeppelin Connection, And Mick Rolls His Eyes: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Who played on The Who’s first singe? Live Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rick Wakeman and Steve Hackett in a prog-rock superjam, The Beatles at Versailles, and more……

01/15/2015

HBD to occasional Seattle resident Dave Grohl, here with his lovely missus Jordyn. (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzales/Getty Images)

Jones Becomes Bowie, And The ’67 San Francisco “Be-In”: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Charlie Watts talks about…Charlie Watts. That NEVER happens. Hang with hippies at the ’67 S.F. “Human Be-In”. See the Sex Pistols last show in S.F. , Paul McCartney’s elaborate WWI video for “Pipes of Peace”…and more!

01/14/2015

Eric Clapton came back tonight with a little help from his friend Pete Townsend. He played his "Blackie" Stratocaster for the first time...he'd later sell it for a cool million. (Larry Busaca/Getty Images)

Paul And Ringo Marvel At Hendix, The Man In Black Goes To Prison, Clapton Comes Back: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

See Dick Clark make a star, Hendrix play The Beatles, Clapton’s post-druggie comeback, Pete Townsend explaining the kiddie-porn thing, and tons more in today’s bitchin’ vids!

01/13/2015

HBD in the great hereafter to Long John Baldry. (Ian Tyas/Getty Images)

Zeppelin’s First Album Hits Stores, Keith Busted For Blow, Van Snubs The Rock Hall: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Early live Zeppelin, The Steve Miller Band, and The Police…Freddy Mercury’s Rolls Royce, a tour of Strawberry Fields in Liverpool, and Big Star, the best band you’ve maybe never heard of….

01/12/2015

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