HBD to Seattle's uber-producer Quincy Jones (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

British Invade Britain, Slowhand Drinks Too Much: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]

The Beatles invented rock videos, though they didn’t call them that then….see one of their early ones…along with live Metallica with Dave Mustaine…Chicago in the early days…and more!


Who the hell is that? It'd be Terry Kath's current replacement in Chicago Keith Howland, but many feel the band's never been the same since our birthday boy's accident. (Jerry Lai/Getty Images)

The Beatles Invent “Rock Videos”, And Chicago’s Terry Kath: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]

See one of the first “rock videos” ever made…of course they didn’t call them that then. See the great Terry Kath on guitar LIVE, Johnny Rotten gets nasty, the awesome Slim Harpo…and more!


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)

No Dancing In Cleveland, Floyd’s First Single, And Terry Kath Is Great On Guitar, With Guns Not So Much: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]

See the earliest known footage of Nirvana at a Radio Shack in Aberdeen, Hear Springsteen’s last show with his band Steel Mill, and the last E-Street Band performance of Danny Federici…


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GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inducts 27 New Recordings from Dolly Parton, The Rolling Stones, U2 and More

The GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. According to, inductees are selected by a “special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.”


HBD to Manfred Mann. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Moon’s Last Show With the Who, McCartney Raises $$$ For NYC After 9/11: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]

See The Kingsmen from Portland doing Louie Louie on national TV, Paul McCartney showing off the Elvis Bass, and Alice Cooper vs. Kiss: You be the judge!


No seriously, this guy used to be in a cool band! HBD to former Chicago bass player Peter Cetera. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Graham Falls Out Of Van, The Beatles’ Magic Alex, Nirvana 86′d From Own Party: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]

Video today of biker gang The Hollies, The strange Magic Alex singing on the Beatles bus, The Plastic Ono band with Clapton playing to Yoko noises…..and…..more!


HBD to actor, comedian, and guitar playing dirtbag Jack Black. (Fred Brown/Getty Images)

Dylan Turns The Beatles On, Brian Wilson Writes A Hit On Acid: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]

The Beatles talk about meeting Bob Dylan (and a cartoon kids!), The Beach Boys do Brian Wilson’s first “acid song”, Who’s the most chicago-like Chicago these days….and Jack Black in Seattle!


Zeppelin's Robert Plant is he is told of his White House Birthday Cake. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Beatles Rained Out, Leppard’s Drummer Rejoins With One Less Arm, And Robert Plant Can Retire Now: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]

The Stones’ manager starts a record label, and puts out Rick Derringer’s first hit. They have a party, and Eric Clapton drinks. A lot. The Beatles, already sick of playing live get rained out in Cincinatti three nights before coming to Seattle sunshine! All this and more useless rock and roll trivia inside!


Joe Cocker is 69 today. (Valery Hache/Getty Images)

Pete Beans Keith With Guitar, Chicago’s Bass Player Beaned By Marines, Sabbath’s Drummer Beaned By His Heart: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]

Hear The Silver Beetles with Johnny Gentle…this s*** is RARE! See The Who live in ’66! This s*** is rare TOO! See Joe Cocker at Woodstock with a translation so you can tell what he’s singing! And….more!


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Chicago’s Robert Lamm On Rock Hall: ‘It’s Not A Very Important Thing’

With this year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony getting closer, the debate about who should or shouldn’t get inducted intensifies among music fans.  One consistent omission from the Hall – and this […]