Classics du Jour

CDJ Today: October 23 in Classic Rock

October 23, 1995 – Def Leppard earn a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for performing three concerts on three continents in one day. When midnight hits on October 23, Def Leppard is already on stage playing in Tangiers, Africa. They then fly to London, England where they perform a second...
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Sgt. Pepper by the Numbers

You’ve seen it a million times, but we bet even most die-hard Beatles fans can’t identify everyone on the iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. So we’ve made it easy for you… Good luck in your next Beatles trivia game! Use the left/right arrows to navigate your way through all...
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Mark Knopfler Announces 2019 World Tour

Mark Knopfler has announced a 2019 world tour in support of his forthcoming solo album Down The Road Wherever. The guitarist, known for his solo work and with Dire Straits, will kick off the tour on April 25th in Barcelona and continue throughout Europe and the UK through July 22nd. After a short...
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CDJ Today: October 22 in Classic Rock

October 22, 1969 – Led Zeppelin release their second studio album, Led Zeppelin II. Jimmy Page produces the album which goes on to sell over 12 million copies in the U.S. October 22, 1990 – Pearl Jam play their first ever concert at the Off Ramp club in Seattle. The band’s name at the time is...
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Ann Wilson, Immortal – A Vocal Tour De Force

Ann Wilson is a serious rocker through and through and always has been. Anyone who has been to a Heart show knows this. But I believe during the band’s storied career that their overall image, much like Journey or Billy Joel’s, has been a bit misconstrued to seem like they are more pop than rock...
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CDJ Today: October 21 in Classic Rock

October 21, 1976 – Keith Moon plays his last show with The Who at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada. It is the final date on the band’s 1976 tour. Though Moon would perform with the Who in a couple of special performances filmed for use in the documentary, The Kids Are Alright, this would...
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CDJ Today: October 20 in Classic Rock

October 20, 1977 – It’s one of the saddest days in rock history as Lynyrd Skynyrd loses three of their band members when their plane crashes in a swamp near Gillsburg, Mississippi. Singer/songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist/vocalist Steve Gaines, his sister, vocalist Cassie Gaines, assistant road...
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“Bohemian Rhapsody” Movie Soundtrack Released Today

Today the audio tracks from Queen’s epic Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium in July, 1985 are being released for the first time ever as part of the soundtrack for the highly anticipated biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Alongside the show-stopping Live Aid performances of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Radio...
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CDJ Today: October 19 in Classic Rock

October 19, 1979 – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers release their breakthrough album Damn the Torpedoes. It goes on to sell two million copies in the U.S. Backstage Access: Crowd Spontaneously Pays Tribute to Tom Petty at College Football Game October 19, 1977 – Lynyrd Skynyrd play their last show...
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CDJ Today: October 18 in Classic Rock

October 18, 1974 – Al Green’s ex-girlfriend bursts into his bathroom and pours a pot of boiling grits in the tub, burning him badly, before going to the next room and killing herself with his gun. It leaves Green with severe burns that require months of hospitalization, and also spurs him to focus...
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