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.

Oct 24, 1962: James Brown Tracks ‘Live at the Apollo’

Simply put, it’s not just one of the artist’s greatest albums and live records ever, but considered one of the essential LPs in popular music

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October 23, 1976: Chicago Scores First #1 Single

After 11 Top 10 singles since their first in 1970, the band finally topped the charts in the U.S., the U.K. and many other countries

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October 22, 2009: Soupy Sales Dies

Not just your basic children’s TV show host, he was as irreverent as any rock star and even had a hit record of his own. We salute a true original.

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Oct 22, 1976: Damned Release 1st UK Punk Single

In the first of their many British punk rock firsts, the band released the first single from a U.K. punk act, on this day

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Oct. 20, 2015: Three Dog Night’s Cory Wells Dies

The co-founding vocalist for the hit-making rock band died unexpectedly at his home in upstate New York. He sang lead on a #1 hit

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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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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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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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