First U.S. Who Tour, Van Halen's "Hide Your Sheep" Tour, And The Sad Story of Jim Gordon: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]July 14th: In which we see The Who on the Smothers Brothers Show, John Lennon going off on 3/4 of The Beatles manager Allen Klein, and Van Halen at the very peak of their rock powers in 1982!
Hendrix Gets Out Of The Army, Lennon Gets An Airport: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]July 2nd: In which 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...
Canada's Non-Stop Party Train, The Ox Checks Out At The Hard Rock: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]June 27th: In which two of rock's best bass players ever leave this life, Canada gets one big rolling hippie party, Queen play their first show, and Elvis comes back in black leather.
Stones Take A Loss, Monterey Pops, And Rod The Mod Gets Married...Again: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]June 16th: Mungo Jerry are motorcycle-riding dirtbags...Early LIVE Stones, Hendrix and The Who at Monterey Pop, and more in today's bitchin' videos....
Beatles Paul McCartney And Tommy Moore Make BIG Mistakes: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]June 11th: 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!?!
Pete Townshend & Billy Idol Announce Brief 'Classic Quadrophenia' Tour"Melding the contrasting sounds of Quadrophenia with a symphony has been a really unique and powerful way to reach a wide audience.
Stones Go Dixieland, The Who Are The Loudest, And Bonzo's Birthday: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]May 31st: John Bonham would be 68 today....Led Zeppelin's drummer changed rock music forever. The Stones take a cue from dixie land jazz bands, who used to play walking the streets of New Orleans the day of their show to advertise. Naturally the Stones amped it up a bit.
George Martin's First Hit, Zeppelin Open For The Who, Dire Straits Digital Hit: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]May 25th: In which Sir George Martin scores his first hit as a producer with about the most un-Beatle like thing ever. The Who and Led Zeppelin play together and never again. Dylan gets a scare, and one of you ***holes hits The Scorpions singer with a camera in the Kingdome.
Townsend Beans Moon, Chicago's Bass Player Beat Up By Marines: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]May 20th: The late 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!
Payola Brings Down Freed, Rockers Not Good At Driving, Pete's 72: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]May 19th: See the documentary on the making of The Beatles Sgt. Pepper...Eric Clapton talks about Patti Boyd, Pete Townshend talks about The Who, and more...
Townsend Beans Cop With Guitar, Plant Pulls Knife In Atlanta While He Is In Wales: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]May 16th: See the stuffed lion The Beatles played with, guitar lessons with Pete Townsend and Jack Casady, and Nirvana's Krist Novoselic catching his bass...with his head.
Dylan Walks Out On Ed Sullivan, Mick Marries Bianca: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]May 12th: Bob Dylan sings the song CBS didn't want you to hear in 1963, Mick and Bianca's star-studded wedding in the South of France, Live Blind Faith, Pink Floyd, Small Faces, Big Faces, and all kinds of other cool stuff...

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