On This Day

We take you back into classic rock’s history and legacy to note important events that happened on this date as well as celebrate the birthdays of major musical artists and mourn their passing.

40 Years Ago: The Who Release ‘Who Are You’

The Who’s 8th studio album was their first in three years. Three weeks’ after its release, the band were in for a shock. Watch the recording of the title track

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Aug 17, 1968: Rascals ‘People Got to Be Free’ Hits #1

The third #1 pop single by the popular blue-eyed soul hit machine was a plea for tolerance. And right on time for the summer of ’68

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August 16, 1977: Elvis Presley Dead at 42

The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll had given up recording music, preferring to tour or stay in Vegas. To many who saw his performances it appeared he was in trouble

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August 16, 1974: The Ramones First Concert

The Ramones epitomized a back-to-the-basics sound that became known as punk rock. Although they never achieved mainstream success, the group is now revered.

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August 15, 1965: The Beatles Shea Stadium Concert

How much of an impact did Beatlemania have? In 1964, they sold out Carnegie Hall’s 2800 seats. A year later, they drew 65,000 to the Mets ballpark

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August 14, 1958: Glady Presley, Elvis’ Mother, Dies

They were as close as mother and son could be. When she died, he said: “She’s all I ever lived for. She was always my best girl.”

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August 13, 1975: Bruce Springsteen Bottom Line Showcase

With 10 amazing shows over five days at the intimate New York City showcase club, Springsteen proved himself hotter than the hype.

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August 12, 1960: Pete Best Joins the Beatles

Much has been documented about how Ringo joined the band; find out how his predecessor became a member… and an ex-Beatle

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August 11, 1999: Kiss Gets Hollywood Star

The band’s thundering hard rock sound and theatrical outfits and stage show proved to be a winning combination that propelled them to become rock superstars

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August 10: Happy Birthday Snoopy!

Everyone’s favorite Beagle, Snoopy, celebrates his birthday today. Check out the trailer for The Peanuts Movie and the video for a 1966 #2 radio hit

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