The Beatles

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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Beatlemania Returns Thanks to Canadian Copyright Law

The Beatles’ songs “Love Me Do” and “Can’t Buy Me Love” are now public domain north of the border.

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Grand Funk Railroad circa 1970. That's birthday boy Don Brewer in the middle...and you thought they had big hair in the 80's! (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Sunshine Superman, Ringo Comes Back, And The US Festival Loses Millions: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Zeptember 3rd: In which we get psychedelic with Donovan, see Arthur Brown set himself on fire, and spend some quality time with The Police at Steve Wozniak’s first US Festival….he lost $12 million, he hopes you liked it.


The Stones rock out with Billy Preston circa 1976. Billy would be 69 today, and how Keith Richards has lived longer is beyond us! (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A Rock Festival Turns To Anarchy, A Rock Hall Of Fame Opens In Cleveland: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Zeptember 2nd: In which we hear uber-rare Doors demos….and go to one of the great rock festivals of the early 70’s that totally fell apart, turning into total anarchy right out of Lord of the Flies….oh the humanity!


Brian and his boys in happier times. (George Stroud/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Beatles Lost Without Brian, Jones Clashes With Clash: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Zeptember 1st: In which the guy who would later sign Zeppelin to Atlantic Records signed one of Page’s early idols, the “Danny” of the band that inspired The Partridge Family dies in Hurricane Katrina, and Green Day’s frontman gets booted from a plane for “pants on the ground”.


Alex Lifeson of Rush: 62 today. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Beatles Meet The King, Lose Their Manager, We All Lose SRV: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

August 27th: In which The Beatles talk about meeting Elvis and losing Brian Epstein…Stevie Ray Vaughan live at The Gorge…and Alex Lifeson of Rush sets Ricky straight on April Wine…


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.


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!


Cream's mild-mannered drummer Ginger Baker is 76 today. (Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Beatles Take America, Another Riot In Vancouver, HBD Mr. Baker: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

August 19th: In which we see, The Beatles landing in Seattle in ’64, Live Queen, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and the delightful Ginger Baker being his lovable, affable self!


Don't stand so close to me: HBD to Frances Bean Cobain, and thanks for making us feel old. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Beatles First With Ringo, Jagger Shot In Hand, Frances Bean Makes Us Feel Old: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

August 18th: In which The Beatles debut their new drummer, and land in San Francisco for their first FULL US Tour that will bring ’em here 3 nights later…Mick Jagger as Aussie Bush Ranger Ned Kelly, a tour of Liverpool, and smell like a Sex Pistol.