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.

February 4, 2016: That’s Sir Van Morrison to You

Van the Man is among the select few of rock icons to be honored with the Order of the British Empire

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Feb 4, 1968: Teen Fans Sing on Beatles Song

The true story about the two teenage girls who actually joined the Fab Four as they recorded “Across The Universe.”

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60 Years Ago: The Day the Music Died

It was the day when the new youthful music first met the cold fact of death.

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Feb 1, 1964: The Beatles First U.S. #1 Single

On This Day, Beatlemania was in full force as “I Want to Hold Your Hand” became the band’s first single to top the U.S. charts. Some amazing stats…

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Jan 31, 2017: Asia Singer/Bassist John Wetton Dies

The prog legend, also a member of UK, Uriah Heep, King Crimson, and for his extensive solo catalog, died following a battle with cancer

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Jan 29, 1969: Glen Campbell Variety Show Debuts

Despite the so-called “rural purge” of TV shows in the late ’60s, CBS launched The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour to capitalize on the singer’s appeal

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Jan. 28, 2016: Two Jefferson Airplane Members Die

What are the odds? First it was announced that founding member Paul Kantner had died. Then we learned that the band’s original female singer had died the same day.

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Jan. 27, 1984: Michael Jackson Burned in Pepsi Spot

In Los Angeles to film a Pepsi commercial, the superstar got too close to a fireworks display. His life would never be the same.

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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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