Classics du Jour

CDJ Today: May 17 in Classic Rock

May 17, 1963 – The first Monterey Folk Festival takes place over three days in Monterey, California. The festival features Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary and Jerry Garcia. It is the precursor to the infamous 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. May 17, 1987 – Tom Petty and his family barely...
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Watch The Who and Jimmy Fallon Perform “Won’t Get Fooled Again” on Classroom Instruments

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Wednesday for The Tonight Show‘s wildly popular classroom instruments segment. The group performed The Who‘s 1971 hit “Won’t Get Fooled Again” with tambourines, toy ukelele, kazoos, and more. Watch the video in the player below. The...
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CDJ Today: May 16 in Classic Rock

May 16, 1984 – Ozzy Osbourne is arrested in Memphis, Tennessee for being “staggering drunk,” according to police. He was released from jail five hours later, and continued on with his tour in support of Bark at the Moon. May 16, 1965 – The Rolling Stones barely escape the parking lot after their...
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CDJ Today: May 15 in Classic Rock

May 15, 1987 – Mötley Crüe release their fourth album Girls, Girls, Girls. It becomes the band’s third straight album to go quadruple platinum. May 15, 1995 – Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland is arrested for heroin and cocaine possession in Pasadena by sheriff’s deputies who find...
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Phil Collins To Release B-Sides and Remixes Compilations This Month

Phil Collins will release two compilation albums later this month. Other Sides and Remixed Sides follow the recently released remastered and expanded editions of Collins’ solo catalog, and last year’s career-spanning collaborations box set Plays Well With Others. Other Sides features 18 demo...
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CDJ Today: May 14 in Classic Rock

May 14, 1988 – Led Zeppelin reunites with John Bonham’s son, Jason, playing drums at Atlantic Records’ 40th Anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Other featured artists include Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, Foreigner, Genesis, Vanilla Fudge and Crosby, Stills & Nash...
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Robbie Robertson and The Band Documentary Due Out This Fall

A new documentary on Robbie Robertson and The Band is in the works and expected to hit theaters this fall. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson And The Band chronicles the history of the group, from their start as The Hawks, to...
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CDJ Today: May 13 in Classic Rock

May 13, 1985 – Tipper Gore infamously creates the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) after hearing her daughter listening to the Prince song “Darling Nikki.” The four member group of politically connected wives pressure the RIAA to put warning stickers on albums with offensive lyrics. In...
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CDJ Today: May 12 in Classic Rock

May 12, 1967 – Pink Floyd perform what may have been the first concert in quadraphonic sound when they place loudspeakers at the back of the concert hall at “Games for May,” a swanky affair at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. Adding to the otherworldly experience, Roger Waters throws potatoes at a...
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CDJ Today: May 11 in Classic Rock

 May 11, 1974 – Led Zeppelin attend an Elvis Presley concert in LA and spend over two hours backstage after the show with Elvis. Too bad no one recorded that meeting! May 11, 1995 – Five guitar heroes honor Stevie Ray Vaughan in a tribute concert in Austin, TX. Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, B.B. King,...
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