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.

April 29, 1993: Guitarist Mick Ronson Dies at 46

He was David Bowie’s perfect foil in the Spiders from Mars but also a solo artist and in-demand sideman, producer and more. Remembering a great musician.

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April 28, 1968: Hair Opens on Broadway

The idea of a Broadway musical based on rock and countercultural themes was unthinkable. Until it wasn’t. One show changed everything.

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April 27, 1971: Beach Boys Jam with Grateful Dead

“Another famous California group,” said Jerry Garcia at Fillmore East, and out strolled a band no one ever expected to see sharing the Dead’s stage.

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April 26, 1969: Led Zeppelin Debuts ‘Whole Lotta Love’

They were still a new band when they came to San Francisco and broke out a chugging, psychedelic jam that would become a rock classic.

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April 25, 1994: Eagles Begin Recording ‘Hell Freezes Over’

When the California megastars broke up in 1980, Don Henley said they’d reunite “when Hell freezes over.” In 1994, they knew what to call their new album.

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April 24, 1976: John and Paul Almost Go on ‘SNL’

Two old friends were sitting around watching TV when the show’s host offered them some money. They were tired, so they turned him down.

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Jan 10, 1981: Natalie Cole on Crack in Burning Hotel

Compare some of your worst days with Natalie Cole on crack… and then marvel at some of the deceased artist’s best days that followed

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June 16, 1967: Monterey Pop Festival Begins

Considered the first major rock festival, the three day event featured some of the top acts in contemporary music. Check out the amazing performances

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Phil Collins 65th Birthday, News

The longtime Genesis singer and drummer is poised for a comeback in 2016 as he works on getting past numerous personal and physical issues

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