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.

June 28, ’97: Pink Floyd ‘DSOTM’ 20 Years on Chart

The 1973 release hit a benchmark on the U.S. album charts On This Day. Its consistent sales make it one of the best-selling albums ever. How many at #1?

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June 27, 1971: Fillmore East Closes

From 1968 – 1971, Bill Graham’s venue was one of rock music’s premier sages, hosting many classic rock legends and the site of numerous live albums

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Remembering Yes Co-Founder Chris Squire

The influential bassist and songwriter played on every album and tour by the progressive rock band until his death from leukemia in 2015

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June 26, ’65: Byrds’ ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ Hits #1

The mid-1960s folk-rock boom began when the Los Angeles band of plugged-in ex-folkies topped the pop charts both in the US & UK with a Bob Dylan song

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June 26, 2018: Knight Fever! Barry Gibb Receives Honors

At the Knighthood ceremony, the lone surviving member of the Bee Gees said “If it was not for my brothers, I would not be here”

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June 25, 1967: The Beatles Beam ‘Love’ to the World

For the first-ever worldwide live satellite TV broadcast, The Beatles perform “All You Need Is Love” from Abbey Road studios to 400 million people

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June 24, 2018: Dan Ingram, NYC Top 40 Radio Legend, Dies

Calling himself “Big Dan,” his signature greeting of “Hey, Kemosabe!” welcomed listeners throughout the height of the rock era.

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June 24, 1942: Arthur Brown, of ‘Fire’ Fame, Born

Best known for his 1968 smash “Fire,” Brown’s theatrical stage shows inspired Alice Cooper, Peter Gabriel, Kiss and others.

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June 23, 2016: Led Zeppelin Wins ‘Stairway’ Trial

The copyright infringement suit claimed that the opening melody of the song was taken from an instrumental written by Spirit’s Randy California

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June 23, 65: Kinks Gig Promoted by John Wayne Gacy

The serial murderer convicted for killing 33 young men and boys, promoted a Kinks concert on the band’s 1965 debut US tour. For reals

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