The Beatles

Bill Withers circa 2012: Born on the 4th of July! (John Heller/Getty Images)

Beatles Snub Phillipines’ Marcos, Doors Know The Little Girls Understand, Born On The 4th Of July: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]

July 4th: In which The Beatles sort of unintentionally snub the first family of The Philippines…and boy are they pissed! The last live show for Steely Dan…for quite a while…and the first for The Clash.


The Pre-Fab Four met the real deal tonight in 1967. (NBC TV/ Getty Images)

The Monkees Meet The Beatles, The “27 Club” Gets 2 Biggies, Lauren Hammond And His Organ: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

July 3rd: In which The Monkees meet The Beatles, and it goes better than they expected! Crosby Stills and Nash meet at Joni Mitchell’s house, and Lauren Hammond and some of the famous players of his organ….wait, that sounded dirty. It’s not.


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…


HBD to Blues Brother Elwood, and the actor who plays him: Dan Akyroyd is also a Canadian celebrating Canada Day. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

The Beatles Open For An Idol, The Band Set Off On Their Own: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

July 1st: In which The Beatles open for an American they love at the Cavern Club…The Band have their own hit, John Lennon records at his Tittenhurst Park home, Eric Clapton with Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, and the shagadelic daughter of Steven Tyler…


The Kinks Dave Davies (2nd from right) almost didn't make it today in '04. (Reprise Records/Getty Images)

The Beatles Play Budokan, Pearl Jam Fans Trampled In Denmark:This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

June 30th: In which Paul is knocked from the Top of the Pops by George…Gregg Allman marries Cher and makes gawd-awful music…The Buzzcocks make the second-shortest record ever…and Pearl Jam get a call from Pete Townsend, who went through something similar.


"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.


The Beatles wrote this song for the first-ever Worldwide satellite broadcast. (Jim Grey/Getty Images)

The Beatles Go Worldwide On Satellite, Pearl Jam vs. Ticketmaster: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

June 25th: In which The Beatles appear in the BBC’s part of the first-ever worldwide Satellite TV broadcast…Springsteen surprises Letterman…and Pearl Jam go to court for their fans!


HBD in the great hereafter to The Beatles original bass player Stu Sutcliffe. (John Lennon/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Alice Breaks Ribs, Allman Gets New Liver, Beatles Get New Bass Player: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

June 23rd: In which we see the BBC’s excellent documentary on Stu Sutcliffe, the “lost Beatle”….McCartney and Wings live in the Kingdome, live Alice Cooper, and more….


HBD to Todd Rundgren, here with actress Liv Tyler, who thought he was her Dad until she was 8 when Mom spilled the beans that Dad was really Steven Tyler.(Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Zeppelin Go To The Land Of Ice And Snow, The Edge Weds, And The Debut Of The Jeff Beck Group: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

June 22nd: In which The Beatles are down under, Led Zep write the Immigrant Song, and Peter Tosh is tortured and killed by a very bad baddie…


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….