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.

July 22, 2017: Don Henley Hits 70 With Birthday Concert

Taking a break between Eagles reunion shows, the co-founder celebrates his big day in style with a Dallas bash featuring some of his closest friends.

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July 21, 1979: Robert Palmer Releases ‘Bad Case’

His second Top 20 single set him up for future Top 10 hits, Grammys and MTV video popularity before he died in 2003

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Happy Birthday, Carlos Santana

Born in Mexico, he first started playing in Tijuana clubs as a youth. As the leader of one of the best-selling acts of all time, Santana remains the king of Latin rock

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Happy Birthday, Brian May: Rock Star, Rocket Scientist, Knight

So what has the birthday boy been up to? He still leads Queen and 2023 saw him receive a big honor. He also helped NASA as Dr. Brian May

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July 19, 1986: Genesis, Peter Gabriel Top Chart

When Gabriel left Genesis in 1975, neither of them likely expected that 11 years later they’d have the #1 and #2 singles together on the U.S. chart

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Remember Emitt Rhodes, One-Man-Band Artist?

The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist found acclaim with his 1970 self-titled album, but soon went over four decades in between albums

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The Billy Joel Guest at His 100th MSG Show in 2018: Springsteen

The Boss joins a growing list of stars who’ve joined Billy on the MSG stage, including Steve Miller, Paul Simon, Foreigner, and many others.

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July 18, 2018: Adrian Cronauer, ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ DJ, Dies

His manic on-air persona made him popular among the troops, although Cronauer later said that little about Williams’ depiction of him was wholly accurate.

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July 18, 1975: Bob Marley Records ‘Live!’ Album

The reigning king of reggae tracked his album in London as he rose to become an international superstar. So who wrote “No Woman, No Cry”?

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July 17, 1968: Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Film Premiere

The London debut of the groundbreaking animated movie was attended by all four Beatles and other rock stars. Check out footage of the event

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