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.

Feb 22, 1989: Jethro Tull Wins First Metal Grammy

The winning act may have deserved an award, but not for this category. “Everybody took it for granted that Metallica were gonna win, including Metallica…”

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Feb 21, 1975: David Bowie Issues ‘Young Americans’

This soulful single from the “Thin White Duke” helped launch Bowie’s U.S. breakthrough. Do you know the guest musicians on the recording?

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Feb 20, 2003: Great White Nightclub Fire Tragedy

Rock music’s most fatal concert disaster never should have happened on this day due to a tragic series of avoidable errors

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February 19, 1980: Bon Scott Dies

The AC/DC singer remains atop or close to it on the honor roll of greatest hard rock singers ever. “Death by misadventure”

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Feb 18, 1990: Freddie Mercury’s Last Public Appearance

His gaunt appearance, when Queen were honored at the Brit Awards, raised concerns. “We didn’t know what was wrong for a very long time.”

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Feb 17, 1966: ‘Good Vibrations’ Studio Sessions Start

It’s among the greatest rock-pop songs ever made. We spoke to Brian Wilson about its creation and the recording sessions which began On This Day

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February 16, 1993: The Faces Reunite

With Ronnie Lane confined to a wheelchair, Rod Stewart was joined by Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan, Kenney Jones and Bill Wyman on bass for this reunion

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Feb 15, 1975: Linda Ronstadt Earns Only #1 Single

The Los Angeles-based singer earned 14 Top 20 singles in her career but only one chart topper. “You’re No Good” had been a modest hit for two other acts

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Feb 14, 1970: The Who Track ‘Live At Leeds’

Many classic rock fans consider this to be the greatest live concert album ever. Did you know it was recorded in a university dining hall?

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Feb. 13, 2005: Led Zeppelin Finally Gets a Grammy

Unarguably one of the biggest and best bands of all time. Yet Grammy voters ignored them throughout the years they were active.

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