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 31, 1958: Chuck Berry ‘Johnny B. Goode’ Out

He “could play a guitar just like a-ringin’ a bell” but he was no country boy. How one of the great rock ‘n’ roll anthems came to be.

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March 30, 1967: ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Photo Shoot

Paul McCartney had an idea for the Beatles’ next album cover. He explained it to the artist and photographer and they went to work.

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March 29, 2016: Beloved Actress Patty Duke Dies

An icon of America’s baby boomer teenage years as star of The Patty Duke Show passed away after a rich, full life of acting, awards and activism

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March 29, 2016: Andy ‘Thunderclap’ Newman Dies

The pianist in the group that bore his name and recorded the indelible 1960s anthem “Something in the Air” was a protege of Pete Townshend

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March 27, 1979: Eric Clapton Marries Pattie Boyd

“I’d rather she was with him than some dope.” That was George Harrison’s response when asked how he felt about his ex-wife marrying his friend

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March 25, 1967: The Who & Cream Make U.S. Debut

Amidst the many bands playing at a New York concert hosted by DJ Murray the K were two that were new to American audiences

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March 24, 1958: Elvis Inducted Into the Army

When the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was called upon to serve his country, he went with a smile. On this date, he became Private Elvis Presley.

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March 23, 1985: Billy Joel & Christie Brinkley Wed

She had no idea who the piano player was. He knew who she was though. In fact, they’d met before. Now he wanted to make her his ‘Uptown Girl.’

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Mar. 22, ’65: Dylan’s New ‘Bringing… Back Home’ LP

As 1965 dawned, with the Beatles having redrawn the map, the singer-songwriter from Minnesota knew he wanted to try something different

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