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: TV Legend Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80

She was one of the most celebrated actresses in TV history. Her Dick Van Dyke Show and Mary Tyler Moore Show co-stars paid tribute

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Jan 25, 1986: Albert Grossman, ex-Dylan Manager, Dies

The fiery-tempered manager who aided in the careers of Dylan, The Band and many others, was on a flight to Europe when he had a fatal heart attack.

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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, 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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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. 22, 2017: Mott’s Pete Overend Watts Dies

A founding member of the beloved British glam-era band that had a huge hit with Bowie’s “All the Young Dudes” died on this day

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Jan 21, 1966: George Harrison Marries Pattie Boyd

When they married, the group’s bachelor served as best man. (She later famously married another rock legend.) Watch the great footage of the young couple

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Jan. 20, 2018: Jim Rodford, of Argent, Kinks, Zombies Fame, Dies

The bass player for numerous classic rock bands performed with the Zombies this month during their continued 50th anniversary celebration

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January 20, 1982: Ozzy Osbourne Bites Head Off Bat

Did it happen? Setting the record straight on the legend of the rock star’s unusual diet of winged creatures, which began with a dove

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Jan 19, 2007: Mamas & Papas’ Denny Doherty Dies

The Mamas and the Papas were on top of the world. Then it all fell apart. We remember Doherty on the anniversary of his death

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