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Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil is celebrating his 55th trip round the sun. (Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

Elvis Bombs At The Opry, Ringo Bombs At Abbey Road: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Zeptember 4th: In which Elvis shakes it at the Grand Ole Opry….and no one cares! Pete Townsend smashes guitars, while Jimi Hendrix burns ’em…which one will Paul Allen buy? And more in today’s bitchin’ vids!

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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…

08/31/2015

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.

08/26/2015

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!

08/25/2015

HBD to the second Mrs. Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall.(Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

Hendrix Gets Out Of The Army, Lennon Gets An Airport: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

July 2nd: In which Jimi Hendrix was in the Army’s famed 101st “Screaming Eagles” Airborne Division…but didn’t much like it. The Beatles ultra-rare LONG version of “Her Majesty”…Axl Rose and The Grateful Dead start riots, and the second Mrs. Jagger on Letterman…

07/02/2015

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21 Wildly Different Songs All Named ‘Freedom’

From Nicki Minaj to Jimi Hendrix to George Michael, freedom means different things to different artists. Find your freedom song.

06/30/2015

"No dammit I'm NOT the one from Foreigner!" HBD to The Clash's Mick Jones! (Thomas Bregardis/Getty Images)

“Folk Rock” Is Born, And The Worst Cover Song Of All Time: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

June 26th: In which The Beatles play New Zealand, Celine Dion’s horrific cover of an AC/DC song, a rare interview with Col. Tom Parker, and home movies from Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg.

06/26/2015

Rod Stewart and 'Is Lovely Missus Penny meet some old English dude who's supposed to be important somehow. (Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

The Stones Take A Loss, Monterey Pops, And Rod The Mod Gets Married….Again: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Mungo Jerry are motorcycle-riding dirtbags…Early LIVE Stones, Hendrix and The Who at Monterey Pop, and more in today’s bitchin’ videos….

06/16/2015

Pink Floyd circa 1967, with Syd Barrett up front...be careful what you wish for, it might not turn out the way you planned. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Stones Come To America, Floyd Get Their Wish: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Dean Martin makes fun of The Rolling Stones on National TV….and where is he now? Dead. Jimi Hendrix and Dusty Springfield in a touching duet…Pink Floyd talk about Wish You Were Here and the day they got their wish…Alice Cooper dances with snakes and chickens, and more…

06/05/2015

HBD in the great hereafter to Wings and Thunderclap Newman lead guitarist Jimmy McCulloch (to the left of Linda, with some of their Scottish friends). (Keystone/Getty Images)

Hendrix Plays Beatles For Beatles, Aussies Don’t Want Mick Being Ned: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Take a tour of that bitchin’ Capitol Records building in Hollywood, meet the Beatles with Jimmie Nicol….who? And Paul McCartney’s buddy from Thunderclap Newman and Wings, Jimmie McCulloch….

06/04/2015

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