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.

Feb 14, 1970: The Who Track ‘Live At Leeds’

Many classic rock fans consider this to be the greatest live concert album ever. Did you know it was recorded in a university dining hall?

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Feb. 13, 2005: Led Zeppelin Finally Gets a Grammy

Unarguably one of the biggest and best bands of all time. Yet Grammy voters ignored them throughout the years they were active.

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February 12, 1974: The Bottom Line Opens in NYC

Some of rock’s biggest stars played the Greenwich Village nightclub including Bruce Springsteen, whose 10-show run in 1975 is the stuff of legend

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Feb. 11, 1970: Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers Jam

Few concert stages have ever been graced by this many classic rock legends at once. Who said: “I really enjoy playing with these guys.” Have a listen…

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February 10, 1971: Carole King Releases ‘Tapestry’

Her masterpiece set chart and sales records and was a signature album of the early 1970s while helping to launch the singer-songwriter movement

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February 9, 2009: Robert Plant Nabs 5 Grammys

Though Led Zeppelin had been largely snubbed by the Recording Academy, its singer scored big this night with a huge solo album

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February 8, 1990: Del Shannon Dies at 55

The veteran rock was admired and produced by artists like Jeff Lynne & Tom Petty and had been enjoying a career resurgence

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February 7, 1964: The Beatles First US Visit

Beatlemania and the British Invasion were just getting started as the Fab Four arrived at New York’s JFK Airport and were greeted by thousands of fans

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February 6, 2016: Dan Hicks, a Music Original, Dies

The music world lost a true original when singer-songwriter Dan Hicks died. The singer-guitarist led the acoustic group the Hot Licks

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February 6, 1990: Billy Idol Motorcycle Accident

Run a red light and pay a price. Injuries weren’t all that Idol suffered when be crashed his Harley. Movie roles went away, too

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