The Beatles

Ringo Starr, The Beatles, KGON

CDJ Today: June 29 in Classic Rock

June 29, 1995 – The first TV commercial of Ringo Starr‘s career airs for Pizza Hut, as does a similar spot by the newly-reformed Monkees. June 29, 2000 – Vandals break into tombs containing the remains of Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines. Van Zant’s casket had been...
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Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Classic Rock

Death, the Devil and the CIA: Classic Rock Conspiracy Theories that Range from Completely Crazy to Entirely Conceivable

In times of uncertainty, conspiracy theories thrive. And the world of classic rock has never been immune. But while these rock related conspiracy theories range from conceivable to crazy, there’s no shortage of people out there who are sure they are true. The majority of the most notorious...
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John Lennon, The Beatles, Classic Rock

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, 1972 – John Lennon claims he is under FBI surveillance on an appearance on the Dick Cavett Show. Lennon’s visa had been...
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Why John Lennon Felt 'Let It Be' Didn't Suit The Beatles

Before it was was one of the most recognizable songs of all time, Lennon and McCartney couldn’t agree on “Let It Be,” with John not caring for the song.
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John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Beatles

CDJ Today: April 1 in Classic Rock

April 1, 1985 – David Lee Roth officially leaves Van Halen to start a solo career. Roth later reconsiders and joins Van Halen briefly in 1996 and in 2000, before re-joining permanently in 2006. April 1, 2008 – Scott Weiland officially leaves Velvet Revolver. April 1, 1970 – The Woodstock movie...
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Peter Jackson’s Beatles Documentary is Coming to Theaters This September

A new documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) about the making of the Beatles’ Let It Be album will be released in theatres this September. The film, according to a press release from Walt Disney Studios, “will showcase the warmth, camaraderie and humor”...
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John Lennon, The Beatles, Classic Rock, Icons

CDJ Today: February 21 in Classic Rock

February 21, 1990 – Paul McCartney is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 32nd annual Grammy Awards. This award is for his solo work; he later receives the same award in 2014 for his work with the Beatles. February 21, 2016 – A four-inch lock of John Lennon‘s hair sells for $35,000 at...
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The Beatles, Classic Rock, Icons

CDJ Today: February 7 in Classic Rock

February 7, 1964 – The Beatles are greeted by over 5,000 fans, mostly young girls, who are crowded onto the upper balcony of New York’s JFK airport, waving placards and banners to welcome the group. Paul McCartney remembers it like this, “There were millions of kids at the airport, which nobody had...
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CDJ Today: February 3 in Classic Rock

February 3, 1969 – The Beatles hire Allen Klein as their new manager, following the death of Brian Epstein. Klein got his start working for Sam Cooke and Bobby Darin, with whom he gained a reputation for being ruthless on behalf of artists whose royalties were being hidden through accounting tricks...
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The Beatles, Classic Rock, Icons

CDJ Today: January 10 in Classic Rock

January 10, 1964 – The Beatles release their first U.S. album Introducing… The Beatles on Vee-Jay records. The release came only 10 days before Capitol’s Meet the Beatles! hit the shelves. Classic Rock Birthdays January 10, 1955 – Michael Schenker, guitar (Scorpions, UFO, Michael Schenker Group,...
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