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HBD to Manfred Mann (center), here with his namesake band circa 1966. (C. Woods/Getty Images)

Moon’s Last Show With The Who, Rockers Raise $$$ 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!

10/21/2014

HBD to the Van Halen singer on the right. (Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Daltrey Stutters To The Top, Ringo Puts His Foot Down: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Wh-Wh-Who had a huge hit trying to sound like M-M-M-Mods on S-S-S-S-Speed? And stop sending stuff to Ringo! Just stop it! Can’t you see he’s busy?

10/13/2014

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‘David Bowie Is’ Exhibit Brings True ‘Sound and Vision’ Experience to Chicago

Ready for an immersive experience? The retrospective “David Bowie Is” opens today in Chicago, and it’s a mind-blowing examination of one of the modern musical era’s most fascinating creative minds.

09/23/2014

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)

The Beatles Smoke Weed With Dylan, Elvis Is Not Shot: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

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!

08/28/2014

HBD to Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant (CBE). (Roger Jackson/Getty Images)

A Rock And Roll Guinea Pig, Geffen Gets Lennon Through Yoko: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

The story of The Stones’ managers record company, The Beatles 6th-to-last show ever, Exploding White Mice, Lennon with Cheap Trick, and more……..

08/20/2014

HBD to Joe Cocker. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Townsend Goes El Kabong On Moon, Chicago’s Bass Player Beat Up By Marines: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Joe Cocker sings with subtitled lyrics AND with John Belushi imitating him…and Chicago’s Peter Cetera sings with his jaw wired shut after some Marines beat the snot out of him!

05/20/2014

Robert Lamm of Chicago (Jeff Schear/Getty Images)

Chicago Announces Their XXXVIth Album, Including ‘Naked In The Garden of Allah’

Chicago is about to return with their first new album in quite a while, and this one may do something that the horn-fueled band rarely does: court controversy.

05/14/2014

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!

03/14/2014

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!

01/31/2014

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…

01/23/2014

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