The Velvet Underground

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!


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)

The Beatles Smoke Weed With Dylan, Elvis Is Not Shot: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

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!


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….


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

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

Hear Brian Epstein talk about managing The Beatles, see live Stones and miming Monkees, the soccer team owned by Frampton, Wakeman, and Simon…and Ozzy on his birthday!


HBD to Neil Percival Young, maybe just a little tired at 68. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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

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!


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!


You love us, right?  But do you love us enough to pay $3300 to $4000 to be buried with us? (Jean-Sebastian Evrard/Getty Images)

Elvis’ Records His First, Lennon Ordered Out, Boogie With Stu: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]

Live videos from The Rolling Stones, early Def Leppard, The Velvet Underground with the shagadelic Nico, KISS, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins….and more!


HBD to The Kinks genius Ray Davies! (Jeff Mitchell/Getty Images)

Pagey Joins The Yardbirds, Blackmore Quits Deep Purple, And Ray Davies Is 69: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]

Awesome live Kinks, Aerosmith in the “Toxic Twins” years, Badfinger, Rolling Stones, Yardbirds with Jimmy Page, The Troggs getting down and dirty in Paris, and Axl Rose losing his temper! Oh my!


Sharon got Ozzy a puppy for his birthday...he did NOT try to bite it's head off. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The Beatles Get Brian, Keith Richards Gets A Charge Playing Live, Ozzy’s Birthday: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]

After having wild-eyed fans looking for their records in his store and going to see them at the Cavern Club, Brian Epstein invited The Beatles to his Liverpool office today in 1961 to discuss him […]


The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir is 65 today. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

CCR Calls It Quits, CBGB Closes, Zeppelin Fish Gets It’s Name: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]

An 18 year old Richard Penniman was at an Atlanta radio station today in 1951 recording some of his songs for RCA. He had already taken to calling himself “Little Richard“. In 1964 he added […]



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