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.

May 26, 1966: Beatles Record ‘Yellow Submarine’

The highest charting U.S. Beatles single with lead vocals by Ringo Starr, “Yellow Submarine” was mostly written by Paul McCartney as a children’s song, though much else would later be speculatively read into it.

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May 25, 1969: The Who, Led Zeppelin Share a Bill

The two legendary classic rock bands only played together once + the tickets misspelled the opening act’s name. We’ve got audio of both bands’ performances.

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May 23, 2017: James Bond Actor Roger Moore Dies

He appeared as the iconic British secret agent in seven films including ‘Live and Let Die’ and ‘The Spy Who Loved Me,’ and also starred in TV’s ‘The Saint.’

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May 22, 2017: Musicians React to Manchester Attack

Classic rock stars and other entertainers expressed their grief for the victims of the terrorist bombing, and held a benefit concert two weeks later

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May 22, 1971: Rolling Stones’ ‘Sticky Fingers’ Hits #1

Powered by the #1 single “Brown Sugar” and featuring a cover designed by Andy Warhol, the 11th U.S. album by The Rolling Stones tops the LP chart.

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May 21, 1983: David Bowie Hits #1 with ‘Let’s Dance’

The former glam rocker made his mark on the early ’80s new wave dance music scene with the Nile Rodgers-produced track.

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May 21, ’71: Marvin Gaye ‘What’s Going On’ LP Out

It’s been more than 45 years since this monumental album was released. It brought topical songs to Motown and revived the singer’s career

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Phil Collins 65th Birthday, News

The longtime Genesis singer and drummer is poised for a comeback in 2016 as he works on getting past numerous personal and physical issues

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