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CDJ Today: July 9 in Classic Rock

July 9, 1995 – Jerry Garcia performs his last concert with the Grateful Dead at Chicago’s Soldier Field. At the time, no one knew this would be Garcia’s last show, even Garcia himself. Although he’d been clean for several years, Garcia had returned to using drugs to ease some physical ailments. He...
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Don Felder Announces UK and European Tour Dates

Fresh from releasing his critically acclaimed solo album American Rock ‘N’ Roll in April, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder has announced three European shows this September. The shows will kick off at Bush Hall in London on September 19th, marking Felder’s...
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CDJ Today: July 8 in Classic Rock

July 8, 1967 – The Monkees start their tour with The Jimi Hendrix Experience as the opening act. Not surprisingly, Hendrix is dropped after six shows when he is told his act is not suitable for the young audience. July 8, 1958 – The first Gold record album certified by the Recording Industry...
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CDJ Today: July 7 in Classic Rock

July 7, 1980 – Led Zeppelin play their last show with the four original members in West Berlin. They close the set with a 17-minute version of “Whole Lotta Love.” Unofficially, the band labeled it the “Cut The Waffle” tour. July 7, 1968 – The Yardbirds disband after a gig in Luton, England. Jimmy...
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CDJ Today: July 6 in Classic Rock

July 6, 1957 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time at The Woolton Church Parish Fete where The Quarry Men (featuring Lennon) were appearing. McCartney impresses Lennon by playing Eddie Cochran’s “Twenty Flight Rock” and “Be-Bop-A-Lula” from Gene Vincent. He also shows Lennon how...
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Watch the trailer for the new David Crosby documentary, Remember My Name

“Do you ever wonder why you are still alive?” is the question asked of David Crosby in the trailer for a new documentary about the iconic guitarist and songwriter. “I don’t know. No idea, man,” he responds. Crosby, a two-time inductee in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and member of three of …...
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CDJ Today: July 5 in Classic Rock

July 5, 1968 – Creedence Clearwater Revival release their self-titled debut album. It goes on to sell one million copies in the U.S. July 5, 1995 – More than 100 Grateful Dead fans are injured, some seriously, at a Missouri campground when a balcony they crowded onto to escape the rain collapses,...
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CDJ Today: July 4 in Classic Rock

July 4, 1982 – Ozzy Osbourne marries Sharon Arden, the daughter of music business manager Don Arden. July 4, 1973 – Slade drummer Don Powell is badly injured in a car crash in which his fiancé is killed. He breaks both of his ankles and five of his ribs and is unconscious for six days after...
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CDJ Today: July 3 in Classic Rock

July 3, 1988 – The final Texxas Jam takes place at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas – it is now called the “Monsters of Rock.” The headliners are Van Halen, the Scorpions, Dokken, Metallica and Kingdom Come. During Van Halen’s set, Sammy Hagar loses his voice and promises the crowd Van Halen will play a...
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CDJ Today: July 2 in Classic Rock

July 2, 2005 – Live 8 is a string of concerts in 10 cities taking place in the G8 states and in South Africa. The concerts also coincide with the 20th anniversary of Live Aid. A TV audience of several hundred million watches the shows which include Pink Floyd, The Who, Deep Purple, Mötley Crüe, U2...
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