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.

Dec. 2, 2017: Paul McCartney Resumes Tour… With Bagpipers

The 75-year-old performed in Australia for the first time in nearly 25 years, with a mix of Beatles and Wings hits. A group of bagpipers joined for a favorite

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Dec. 2, 1973: The Who Wreck Montreal Hotel Suite

Sometimes the lads in the band get a bit carried away with their fun, no harm meant. So how much does it cost to make this go away?

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Dec 1, 2006: Oasis’ Noel Gallagher Plays Fan’s Home

What’s more exciting than having a member of your favorite group play a set in your living room? That’s what happened to a British radio listener. See the video

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When a NYC Street was Named Joey Ramone Place

A big crowd gathered on Manhattan’s Lower East Side to honor the Ramones singer with a street sign that couldn’t seem to stay put

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Nov 30, 1968: Sly & the Family Stone Release ‘Everyday People’

After gaining attention with “Dance to the Music,” the multi-racial band scored big with “Everyday People” and then used their Woodstock appearance as a springboard for further success

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Nov 29, 2002: ‘Concert For George’ Honors Harrison

Many of Harrison’s former bandmates and great friends including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton played a concert on the first anniversary of his passing

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Happy Birthday, Berry Gordy

He was a professional boxer, served in the Army, owned a record store and worked on an auto assembly line before he launched Motown Records

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November 27, 1991: Freddie Mercury Funeral

The Queen singer adored being up in front of many thousands of people. Yet his funeral was a small and private affair attended by no more than 40 people.

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November 26, 1989: MTV Unplugged Debuts

Its first one-and-a-half seasons had a host and featured a number of musical guests. Then it focused on a single act + became an institution

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Nov. 25, 1976: The Band’s ‘The Last Waltz’ Concert

A memorable night of music that became a lauded concert film and great three-disc concert album, all to say farewell to The Band.

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