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 21, 1977: Meat Loaf ‘Bat Out of Hell’ Released

Meat Loaf and songwriter Jim Steinman struggled to get it made, released and played on radio. Yet the album became an all-time best seller

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October 14, 1988: UB40’s ‘Red Red Wine’ Finally Goes #1

You can’t keep a good song down. But sometimes it takes a while to be fully appreciated. In this case, five years. Or 20, depending on where you begin counting. “Red Red Wine” was written by Neil Diamond and first

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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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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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