The Velvet Underground

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)

Dylan Loved To Turn Beatles On, California Girls On Acid, Elvis Not Shot: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

August 28th: In which 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!


Yes the Velvet Underground were from NY, but John Cale was from Wales, so he can have one of these. HBD! (Dominic Lipinski/Getty Images)

Floyd Find A Manager, Boston Lose A Singer: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

The Four Preps and their whiney song about losing a girlfriend to The Beatles…Pink Floyd’s manager, who put on the Stones Hyde Park show…live Robin Trower…and Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, and…Tom Jones?


HBD in the great hereafter to Lou Reed. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

The Bo Diddley Beat, Elvis Gets Out Of Army, Paul Busted For Weed…Again: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

The origin of the Bo Diddley beat…Elvis in The Army…the Beatles remastered trailer for A Hard Day’s Night…Paul McCartney on weed…the great Rory Gallagher…and Bon Jovi go toe to toe with Triumph the insult comic dog…


HBD to the Prince of Darkness! (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Epstein Courts The Beatles, Floyd’s Pig Gets Loose, A Who Show Goes Bad: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Hear Brian Epstein talk about managing The Beatles, learn how to not get jolted by your electric guitar, live Monkees, the Stones listening to themselves, the soccer team owned by Frampton, Wakeman, and Simon…and Ozzy on his birthday!


HBD to Neil Young, perhaps ready for a little nap at age 69. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Paul Gets Schooled On How To Woo!, Woody Gets His Legs Broken: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Ultra rare video today includes Billy Preston talking about meeting The Beatles and his boss Little Richard, Patti Boyd opens up to Ron Wood, and Screaming Lord Sutch, England’s original shock-rocker!


Former VU frontman Lou Reed circa 1976 (Keystone/Getty Images)

Hear an Unearthed 1969 Live Version of the Velvet Underground’s ‘I’m Waiting for the Man’

The Velvet Underground will be reissuing their self-titled album later this month in celebration of its 45th anniversary.


HBD to The Boss's bass player, Garry Tallent (R) .Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Chapman Buys A Gun, The Phantom Spiker Chokes, Leppard In Tacoma: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Sonny marries Cher…after she becomes legal. Little Feat and Frank Zappa’s creepy bass player, Mark David Chapman tries to explain the unexplainable to Baba Wawa…Def Leppard wrap up their biggest tour ever in the Tacoma Dome…


HBD to The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir. (Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

Little Richard’s First Recording, CCR Breaks Up, CBGB Closes: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]

Little Richard records his first record, The Beatles scream like schoolgirls, full documentaries on Chuck Berry (John Lennon screams for him too), CBGB, live Grateful Dead and BTO…and more!


As it turns out, you CAN take them with you. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Nixon Orders Lennon Out, Kiss Offer Fans A Final Bit Of Schwag: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Gene Simmons is sure you love his band so much you’ll pay thousands to be buried in an official Kiss Koffin…Richard Nixon knew how to deal with pot smokin’ hippies…and see one of shock-rock’s prototypes, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins….


Andy Warhol, here with pal Liz Taylor, would be 85 today. (AFP/Getty Images)

Dylan Goes All Original, One Stevie Loses Another Sense, While Another Goes Solo: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]

See Guns and Roses live in ’88, The Stones with Stevie Wonder, and Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgewick on Merv Griffin circa 1965!