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CDJ Today: July 14 in Classic Rock

Steve Miller Band July 14, 2011 – Triumph has a street named after them in their hometown of Mississauga, Ontario. All three members attend the ceremony, and in true rock and roll style, they cut the ribbon with a chainsaw. July 14, 1987 – The Steve Miller Band receives a star on the Hollywood Walk... Read More

CDJ Today: July 13 in Classic Rock

Roger McGuinn (center) with Chris Hillman and Marty Stuart. Photo Courtesy: Q Prime. Credit: Alysse Gafkjen July 13, 1984 – For the first and only time, Eddie Van Halen performs “Beat It” live in concert with Michael Jackson, at The Jacksons concert at Texas Stadium in Dallas. Jackson screams, “You... Read More

Mattel Announces David Bowie Barbie Doll

Mattel’s David Bowie Doll Timed with this week’s 50th anniversary of David Bowie ’s landmark 1969 single “Space Oddity”, Mattel has announced the release of a David Bowie themed Barbie doll. The toymaker said in a statement that the doll pays homage to a “pioneer of sound and vision whose music... Read More

CDJ Today: July 12 in Classic Rock

The Rolling Stones in 1963 July 12, 2007 – Rod Stewart is awarded the CBE Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. July 12, 1963 – The Rolling Stones play their first ever gig outside London when they appeared at The Alcove Club in Yorkshire supporting The... Read More

CDJ Today: July 11 in Classic Rock

Richie Sambora July 11, 1982 – Pete Willis is fired from Def Leppard and replaced by Phil Collen, due to excessive alcohol consumption on the job. “Things were going too fast for me.” says Willis. “I was still enjoying it, but I was using drink as a crutch. It wasn’t nice to go that way, but it was... Read More

Geddy Lee Announces U.S. Book Tour Dates

Geddy Lee performing with Rush in 2008. CC by 3.0. Credit: Matt Becker, www.melodicrockconcerts.com Geddy Lee has announced a run of book signing dates across the U.S. this month. The Rush singer, bassist and keyboardist will be promoting his Big Beautiful Book of Bass with stops in Nashville, St... Read More

The KGON Defenders of Rock Shirt Is Almost Here

The KGON Limited Edition Defenders of Rock T’s are almost here. Keep listening for more details. Click here and create a Portland PERKS account, so you're ready to grab a piece of KGON history! KGON…celebrating 45 years as Portland’s Classic Rock Station! Read More

CDJ Today: July 10 in Classic Rock

Film poster for The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night July 10, 2012 – Slash gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Hard Rock Cafe. Ex-bandmates Duff McKagan, Gilby Clark and Steven Adler are in attendance. Charlie Sheen is the master of ceremonies and quips, “It seems quite fitting... Read More