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.

March 16, 2017: Kinks’ Ray Davies Gets Knighted

He’s a well-respected man! The co-founder of the British Invasion band received his honours in a ceremony presided by the Prince of Wales

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Mar. 15, 1999: Springsteen’s Rock Hall Induction

There was no doubt whatsoever that The Boss would be a first-ballot inductee when he became eligible for entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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March 14, 1983: The Band Bon Jovi is Formed

With his song “Runaway” getting some airplay and a record deal inked, Jon Bon Jovi puts together a group that will make music under his name.

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Mar. 12, 2018: Nokie Edwards, Ventures Lead Guitarist, Dies

The lead guitarist for the most successful instrumental rock band of all time inspired countless would-be players to pick up the instrument.

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Mar. 12, 1974: Lennon, Nilsson Kicked Out of Club

During his infamous “lost weekend” away from Yoko Ono, the former Beatle was not on his best behavior. Especially this night with his pal, Harry Nilsson

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50 Years Ago: CSNY Release ‘Deja Vu’

The story behind the iconic LP includes laborious sessions + flashes of inspiration. But how much of it was CSNY all together?

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March 11, 2016: ELP’s Keith Emerson Dies

The keyboardist died at his Santa Monica home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He left quite a legacy. His bandmate, Greg Lake, died later that year

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March 10, 1977: Sex Pistols’ Short-Lived Label Deal

The band had been dropped by EMI Records. The A&M label signed the Pistols with a PR stunt, and then…. Find out what happened and who profited.

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March 9, 1987: U2 Release ‘The Joshua Tree’

U2’s fifth album is the one that boosted them to superstardom. Here’s the backstory, a famous “first” and details about its success

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March 8, 1968: Fillmore East Opens

For some three years, New York City venue became known as “the church of rock,” presenting some of music’s greatest acts

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