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CDJ Today: January 7 in Classic Rock

January 7, 2004 – Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes and wife Kate Hudson announce the birth of their first child Ryder Russell Robinson. January 7, 1997 – Two bronze busts worth $70,000 are stolen from George Harrison’s estate in Henley-on-Thames, England. Thieves cut the figures of two monks from...
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Eagles Add More North American Tour Dates

The Eagles have again announced additional dates for their 2018 North American tour. The original tour announcement made in November included just a dozen dates. However, due to overwhelming demand, it now stands at nearly 40 in total, running from March through July, with one date in September...
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CDJ Today: January 6 in Classic Rock

January 6, 1976 – Peter Frampton releases one of the biggest double live albums in history, Frampton Comes Alive! The album goes on to sell over 11 million copies in the U.S. January 6, 2001 – Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour wins the right to his “dot com” name. David took legal action in his...
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CDJ Today: January 5 in Classic Rock

January 5, 2004 – Ray Davies of the Kinks is shot in the leg in New Orleans trying to recover his date’s stolen purse. The shooter is immediately caught, but released three years later because Davies couldn’t make it back to Louisiana with only three days notice for the trial. January 5, 1973 –...
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CDJ Today: January 4 in Classic Rock

January 4, 1970 – Keith Moon’s chauffeur and bodyguard is accidentally killed when Moon runs over him trying to escape a band of skinheads at a local pub. Boland was in front of the car fighting off the unruly bar patrons when Moon got behind the wheel of the Bentley, not knowing the crowd had...
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CDJ Today: January 3 in Classic Rock

January 3, 1967 – Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys declares himself a conscientious objector and refuses to be sworn in after receiving an induction notice from the US Army, leading to his indictment and criminal prosecution for draft evasion. Finally, in September 1971, the judge agreed to a plan...
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David Bowie’s Son Creates Online Book Club In Honor of His Father

Before his sudden death in January 2016, David Bowie was an avid reader, even publishing a list of his 100 favorite books back in 2013. Now, his son Duncan Jones, has decided to pay tribute to his father’s love of literature by creating an online book club. “My dad was a beast of a reader. …...
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CDJ Today: January 2 in Classic Rock

January 2, 1969 – Led Zeppelin play the first of four nights at the Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles during the band’s first North American tour. Alice Cooper is the opening act and the group is billed as “Led Zeppelin featuring Jimmy Page, formerly of the Yardbirds.” Page suffers from a fever and is...
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Ringo Starr and Barry Gibb To Receive Knighthood

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb will both be knighted as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s annual New Year Honours list. The annual list recognizes achievements of extraordinary people including athletes, politicians, academics and more. Knighthood represents the...
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CDJ Today: December 30 in Classic Rock

December 30, 1999 – George Harrison and his wife Olivia are attacked when an intruder breaks into their home in England. Olivia beats off the attacker with a lamp, but Harrison is stabbed repeatedly in the chest and admitted to the hospital with a collapsed lung and various minor stab wounds...
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