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.

Dec 2, 1973: Who Wreck Hotel Suite, Get Arrested

Sometimes the lads in the band get a bit carried away with their fun, no harm meant. So how much does it cost to make this go away?

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Dec 1, 2006: Oasis’ Noel Gallagher Plays Fan’s Home

What’s more exciting than having a member of your favorite group play a set in your living room? That’s what happened to a British radio listener. See the video

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Nov 30, 2003: NYC Street Named Joey Ramone Place

A big crowd gathered on Manhattan’s Lower East Side to honor the Ramones singer with a street sign that couldn’t seem to stay put

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Nov 30, 1968: Sly & The Family Stone Release ‘Everyday People’

After gaining attention with “Dance to the Music,” the multi-racial band scored big with “Everyday People” and then used their Woodstock appearance as a springboard for further success

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November 28, 1929: Berry Gordy Born

He was a professional boxer, served in the Army, owned a record store and worked on an auto assembly line before Berry Gordy launched Motown Records.

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November 27, 1991: Freddie Mercury Funeral

The Queen singer adored being up in front of many thousands of people. Yet his funeral was a small and private affair attended by no more than 40 people.

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November 26, 1989: MTV Unplugged Debuts

Its debut show and first one-and-a-half seasons had a host and featured a number of musical guests. Then it focused on a single act and became an institution

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40 Years Ago: The Band Bows Out With The Last Waltz

A memorable night of music that became a lauded concert film and great three-disc concert album, all to say farewell to The Band.

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Nov 24, 1997: John Lydon Sued on ‘Judge Judy’

Do not adjust your set. There is nothing wrong with it. And yes, that is the former Johnny Rotten of The Sex Pistols on “Judge Judy”

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40 Years Ago Today: Jerry Lee Lewis Arrested at Graceland Gates

This much we know: Jerry Lee Lewis showed up at the gates of Graceland two nights in a row, asking to see Elvis, who he says invited him

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