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.

Jan. 25, 2017: David Bowie Honored With Royal Mail Stamps

This was the first time the Royal Mail had dedicated an entire stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure

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Jan. 24, 2018: The Fall Singer, Mark E. Smith, Dies

The founder and one constant member was 60. The post-punk band were one of the most prolific recording groups with 32 studio albums since 1979

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Jan 24, 2017: Allmans Drummer Butch Trucks Dies

A founding member, and one of the 2 drummers who drove the Southern Rock band’s sound, was the first of several 2017 deaths in the ABB family

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Jan 23, 2021: Larry King, Who Interviewed Newsmakers of All Kinds, Dies

His legendary broadcasting career included 25 years as the prime time host of Larry King Live on CNN. He conducted over 50,000 interviews

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Jan. 23, 2018: Eric Clapton Performs ‘The Core’ For First Time in 40 Years

At a private concert in Paris, the legend surprised the audience during his 16-song set by playing the standout track from 1977’s Slowhand album

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January 23, 1986: Rock Hall Inaugural Ceremony

“Black Tie” and “rock ‘n’ roll” aren’t often used in the same sentence. But on this day, the Rock Hall’s initial induction event matched those words

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Jan. 23, 2017: ‘Do You Wanna Dance’ Singer Bobby Freeman Dies

You’ve heard his most famous song by John Lennon, the Ramones and the Beach Boys. It first became a hit in 1958. Have a listen to all these versions

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Jan. 22, 2018: Neil Diamond Retires from Touring Due to Parkinson’s

The legendary singer-songwriter and entertainer made a stunning announcement in the midst of his 50th anniversary celebration

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Jan 22, 2021: Ron Campbell, Beatles Animator, Dies

He directed the Saturday morning cartoon series and was also one of the animators for Yellow Submarine. His career includes many other popular animated shows

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Jan. 22, 2020: Neil Young Reveals News of U.S. Citizenship

The Canadian-born musician had been seeking dual citizenship. Months earlier, his application had been delayed due to his use of marijuana

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