The Beatles

HBD to Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward (L), still not seeing eye to eye with the others. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Dick Gets a Second Chance, Springfield Call It Quits: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Dick Rowe, the guy who turned down The Beatles with Decca Records, gets a second chance with The Rolling Stones…will he blow it again? Did Paul direct “Get Back” at Yoko? Television are back, playing the Moore in June, and Steven Adler talks about getting booted from G&R…

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HBD to the MC5's Wayne Kramer, here left of his old Detroit pal Iggy Pop. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Allman Manager Murders, Moon Trashes Hotel Room Politely, And Dave Matthews Takes A Dump On Chicago: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Moonie shows how it’s done (with Steve Martin), Lester Bangs talks rock (and is played by the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman), live Allmans, Zep in the Kingdome, The Stones with Muddy Waters, the MC5, and Nirvana…both of ’em.


HBD to Farm Aid co-founder, country singer, weed advocate, and known rock and roll dirtbag associator Willie Nelson. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The Sad Story Of Jimmie Nicol, And Sharon Falls For Ozzy After Replacing Him With Dio: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Meet The Beatles drummer…Jimmie Nicol? Live Sabbath with Dio, Mick Ronson, guitarist #41 on Rolling Stone’s list and STILL not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame….Hello? Cleveland?


The Fab Four did The Bard tonight in '64 in these snappy outfits. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Beatles Do Shakespeare, And Satan In Stairway? This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

The Beatles Brit TV Special from 1964 where they do Shakespeare…A noted “scholar” (cough) points out all the Satanic references in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven (there aren’t any), and live rock from Pink Floyd, T Rex….and more!


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Jack Bruce, Ann Wilson Featured on Beatles Tribute Album ‘Keep Calm and Salute the Beatles’

The Beatles will be the subject of a new tribute album which features covers by Jack Bruce, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Todd Rundgren, KC of KC and the Sunshine Band and many more.


Everyone in England knows who this guy is...we don't...Ray Burns, aka Captain Sensible of The Damned. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Stones Meet Beatles, Yardbirds Take Over: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]

See The Rolling Stones doing The Beatles. A Beatles song, that is, get your mind out of the GUTTER! See Bruce Springsteen lead an entire concert arena in singing Happy Birthday to Roy Orbison! And BEWARE the “Hall of Douchebags”!


John Lennon circa 1966 (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Eight John Lennon LPs Getting Reissued in New Box Set

All eight Lennon solo albums will be collected in the set and feature original inserts, including posters and postcards.


HBD to the mild-mannered frontman for The Stooges, Iggy Pop. (Francois Guillot/Getty Images)

The Stones Offend Women, And REM’s Peter Buck Leaves SeaTac For Trouble: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Super-early Yes back when they opened for Janis Joplin….really? Where that whole “yellow ribbon” thing came from, interviews with Keith Richards on his book “Life”, and weird stuff from Beatles records you may not have noticed….


Come to think of it that "Universal Gesture" looks a whole lot like the KZOK logo. (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Taxman, The Births Of Deep Purple And 420: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

What’s up with “420” anyway? See Deep Purple covering The Beatles….Humble Pie doing The Rolling Stones…they must be high!


Phil Spector went from producing Beatles and Ramones to Charlie Manson today in 2009. (Ringo Chiu/Getty Images)

The Beatles Get Their 10,000 Hours, Van Halen Love Seattle: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

The Beatles do Help! live, The Stones do Brown Sugar, Elton does his #2 American #1, but never the same way twice, on account of he thinks it a “very odd song”…and ….more?