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 29, 1967: The Doors ‘Light My Fire’ Hits #1

The band’s first and biggest hit spent three weeks at #1 in the summer of 1967 and we’ve got some facts you may not know

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Happy Birthday to Bad Company’s Simon Kirke

The drummer who first made a name for himself with Free is also a multi-instrumentalist who records and performs as a singer-songwriter

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July 27, 1973: New York Dolls Debut Album Released

The legacy of the band spans from being named both Best New Band and Worst Band by Creem magazine to being today considered innovators who changed rock. That Vinyl appearance…

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July 27, 2016: Nektar Singer-Guitarist Roye Albrighton Dies

The original member and longtime frontman of the German-based group was just 67. They were part of a wave of popularity of progressive rock bands

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July 26, 2018: Paul McCartney Plays Liverpool’s Cavern Club

The 76-year-old continued to get back to his club days roots, with a surprise performance to pre-promote his Egypt Station album

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July 26, 2001: Court Shuts Down Napster

In 1999, the peer-to-peer music file sharing network Napster launched. Two years later a federal appeals court ruled that its network must cease operations.

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July 25, 2020: Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac Co-Founder, Dies

The guitarist and songwriter – he wrote such songs as “Black Magic Woman” – co-founded the group with Mick Fleetwood in 1967

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July 25, ’64: Animals ‘Rising Sun’ Debuts, Causes Rift

The American folk song became the biggest single for the R&B-flavored British Invasion band, but a songwriting credit caused problems

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July 25, 2017: Michael Johnson, ‘Bluer Than Blue’ Singer, Dies

In addition to his top 20 pop single, the singer-songwriter scored several other hits on that chart and two number one country smashes.

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July 24, 1978: ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Disastrous Movie Opens

The best-laid plans of music moguls to make a film starring three of the best-selling musical acts of the day failed. A box-office bomb and total stinker.

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