Classics du Jour

CDJ Today: June 17 in Classic Rock

June 17, 1991 – Van Halen release their 9th album, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, also known as F.U.C.K. Sammy Hagar titles the album, allegedly wanting to push the issue of censorship. The album goes on to sell over 3 million copies in the U.S. June 17, 1997 – Fans riot at an Ozzfest concert in...
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CDJ Today: June 16 in Classic Rock

June 16, 1967 – The three day Monterey Pop Festival begins and is regarded historically as the start of the “Summer of Love.” The festival becomes the pre-cursor to Woodstock. All artists (with the exception of Ravi Shankar) perform for free, with ticket sales donated to charity. On the first night...
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CDJ Today: June 15 in Classic Rock

June 15, 1967 – Peter Green leaves the John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and goes on to form Fleetwood Mac with bandmate John McVie and Mick Fleetwood. Classic Rock Birthdays June 15, 1957 – Brad Gillis, guitar, vocals (Night Ranger) June 15, 1946 – Noddy Holder (born Neville John Holder), vocals...
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The Rolling Stones On Tour Again! – Some Fun Personal Insights & Stories!

As many would agree, the Rolling Stones are the last group that anyone thought would still be alive, much less touring and still playing great. Yet, here they are in 2018 re-releasing “Ruby Tuesday” in its original mono version and touring Europe this summer. All I can say is, God bless them. They...
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CDJ Today: June 14 in Classic Rock

June 14, 1986 – One fan dies at an Ozzy Osbourne/Metallica show at the Long Beach Arena after falling from a balcony. Long Beach Police say the man “fell over backwards because he was probably overdosing, hit his head, broke his neck and died.” Three others also jumped from the balcony and...
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The Most Musically Gifted Children of Rock Stars

It’s true – the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Many of your favorite rock stars have produced children that have gone into the family business, with varying degrees of success. Below are some of the “kids” that have succeeded in major ways. 01 The Beatles’ offspring Ranking this list was...
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Springsteen Performs at 2018 Tony Awards

Bruce Springsteen brought down the house at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on Sunday with his moving rendition of “My Hometown.” The performance, a spoken word adaptation from his hit solo show Springsteen On Broadway was introduced by Robert De Niro who earned a standing ovation (and a bleep from the...
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CDJ Today: June 13 in Classic Rock

June 13, 1983 – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble release their debut album Texas Flood which was recorded in only three days at Jackson Browne’s personal studio. The album is later certified double platinum. WATCH: Stevie Ray Vaughan Effortlessly Handles Broken String While Performing June 13...
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CDJ Today: June 12 in Classic Rock

June 12, 1982 – Remember “No Nukes”? The rally began at the United Nations and ended on the Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park with performers Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and Gary “U.S.” Bonds. It became the largest political rally in the U.S. with an...
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Boz Scaggs Announces New Album ‘Out of the Blues’

The eminently talented Boz Scaggs has announced the release of a brand new album Out of the Blues. Due out July 27th via Concord Records, the album was produced by Scaggs and includes a mix of vintage tunes and original tracks. Check out the first single “Rock and Stick” below. Scaggs made a name...
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