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.

November 20, 1973: Who Fan Subs For Keith Moon

A dream come true: when the drummer went down for the count, fan Scot Halpin took to the stage and finished the concert on his drum kit. Watch…

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November 19, 1982: Led Zeppelin Release ‘Coda’

Even if it first came out some two years after the band broke up to compete with bootlegs, the aptly titled album succeeded as a final Zep studio LP

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Nov 18, 1973: Ringo Goes #1 With ‘Photograph’

“Photograph” has been a common title in Ringo Starr’s career. It was the name of his first #1 solo hit, a best of album, and a book of his photography

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November 17, 1970: Elton John Cuts 11-17-70 Live Album

His very first live album began life as a live radio broadcast in New York City. Though it was never intended to be released, its tracks are remarkable

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Nov 16, 2002: Rolling Stones Play Birthday Party

Just so you know: If you have the dough (and that is a mighty big ‘if’ there), you too could hire the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band to play your birthday bash

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November 15, 1992: Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Final’ Concert

It became the first time Black Sabbath and its original singer had performed together since Live Aid in 1985. Not The End it turns out…

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Nov 14, 1970: Santana Issues ‘Black Magic Woman’

The song went Top 5 for the Latin rock band in 1970 and helped power them into the mainstream. It had almost been a hit two years earlier

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Nov 13, 2015: Paris Terrorism Includes Rock Concert

A concert by the Eagles of Death Metal at le Bataclan was targeted in the coordinated Paris terror attacks that killed 130

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Nov 13, 1982: Men At Work Start 15-Week Run At #1

It took seven months for the Australian band’s debut album, Business As Usual, to reach #1 in the US. It stayed there for months thanks to two big hits

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Nov 12, ’01: George, Paul, Ringo Meet For Last Time

At a Manhattan hotel, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr met with George Harrison for what would be the last time

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