Rock and Roll goes mainstream as Elvis plays the Sullivan Show…The Beatles go proto-metal with a Paul McCartney tune, and Seattle’s Nirvana conquers MTV and it’s silly little awards ceremony….
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!
This installment is taken from a 1979 interview with Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of the Who. This Minimation was created for Radio.com by Max Werkmeister.
Lennon Does Damage Control, Zeppelin Plays England For The Last Time: this Day In Classic Rock [Videos]
See the newly-restored trailer for The Beatles first movie A Hard Day’s Night…John Lennon explaining away his “Jesus” comments to the American press in Chicago….and Led Zeppelin’s last show in England….
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The Who’s First U.S. Tour, Van Halen’s “Hide Your Sheep” Tour, And The Sad Story of Jim Gordon: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]
The Who on the Smothers Brothers Show, John Lennon goes off on 3/4 of The Beatles manager Allen Klein, and Van Halen at the very peak of their rock powers in 1982!
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…
They went on their first farewell tour in 1982, but they’ve played over 400 gigs and released a new album in the decades since, so it has indeed been a “long goodbye” for the Who. And now, on the eve of their 50th anniversary as a band, it looks like Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are planning what really (really!) will be their last tour (but perhaps not their final performances).
The Dead, Janis, and The Band on a non-stop party on rails across The Great White North…Mick Jagger goes to court…and then to prison…and we lose perhaps the greatest rock and roll bass player of all time…
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….