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.

October 8, 1957: Jerry Lee Lewis Records ‘Great Balls of Fire’

The third single by Jerry Lee Lewis was the biggest hit of his career, selling one million copies within a mere 10 days of its being released.

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October 7, 1969: ‘Get Together’ Goes Gold

The We Five first had a modest hit with it. When The Youngbloods put it out in 1967 it stalled. When it was re-released in 1969 it hit #5

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October 2, 1986: Everlys Get Walk of Fame Star

With #1 hits like “Wake Up Little Susie,” “All I Have to Do is Dream” and “Cathy’s Clown,” Don and Phil Everly influenced the harmony singing of The Beatles and many others.

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August 2, 1992: Henley Sings on Anti-Don Song

Gotta hand it to the guy: Singing along on a song that calls for your death is a pretty cool move

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May 29, 1991: Kurt Cobain Meets Courtney Love at L.A. Gig After Making Nevermind

When Nirvana was asked to join the bill of a benefit show at L.A.’s Jabberjaw club just after making Nevermind, Kurt Cobain ended up meeting his future wife Courtney Love.

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