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Though they didn't know it at the time, Led Zeppelin were playing their last original lineup show in England tonight in 1979. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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….

08/11/2014

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The Who Crowdsource Rarities, Bootlegs from Fans for 50th Anniversary Celebration

Folks with worthwhile Who memorabilia should email the band at thewho@umusic.com.

08/07/2014

The mild mannered and very polite Herman's Hermits picked THESE guys as an opening act?  what could possibly go wrong? (Keystone/Getty Images)

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!

07/14/2014

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]

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…

07/02/2014

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The Who Continue ‘Long Goodbye’ with ‘The Who Hits 50!’ Tour

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).

06/30/2014

Perhaps the best rock and roll bass player ever, John "The Ox" Entwhistle checked out at age 57 today in 2002...but some would say he died happy. (Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

Canada’s Rock And Roll Party Train, And We Lose The Ox: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

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…

06/27/2014

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….

06/16/2014

HBD to ZZ Top's drummer, and the man in the band with the smallest one, Frank BEARD. (Francois Nascimbeni/Getty Images)

Beatles Paul McCartney And Tommy Moore Make BIG Mistakes: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Paul got married for a second time….it would cost him a few years later, big time! And Tommy? He quit the Beatles to be a forklift driver! Fame, fortune…who needs it when you can pilot a Hyster Loadstar!?!

06/11/2014

HBD to Joe Cocker. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Townsend Goes El Kabong On Moon, Chicago’s Bass Player Beat Up By Marines: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

Joe Cocker sings with subtitled lyrics AND with John Belushi imitating him…and Chicago’s Peter Cetera sings with his jaw wired shut after some Marines beat the snot out of him!

05/20/2014

HBD to Pete Townsend. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Payola Brings Down Freed, Pete’s 69: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

See the documentary on the making of The Beatles Sgt. Pepper…Eric Clapton talks about Patti Boyd, Pete Townsend talks about The Who, and more…

05/19/2014

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