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U.S. Postal Service Will Honor John Lennon with 2018 Stamp

John Lennon will be honored by the United States Postal Service in 2018 with a commemorative Forever stamp. The stamp will be released as part of the Music Icon series which has previously included Ray Charles, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley, among others. While Lennon was born in the...
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CDJ Today: December 16 in Classic Rock

December 16, 1994 – Davy Jones, former lead singer of The Monkees, is charged with a DUI after being stopped on a rural Pennsylvania road near his home. Jones is released on $5,000 bail. Classic Rock Birthdays December 16, 1949 – Billy Gibbons, guitar, vocals (ZZ Top) December 16, 1945 – Tony Hicks...
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CDJ Today: December 15 in Classic Rock

December 15, 1977 – The Sex Pistols are refused entry into the U.S. two days before their scheduled appearance on Saturday Night Live. Johnny Rotten is denied because of drug convictions, Paul Cook and Sid Vicious because of “moral turpitude” and Steve Jones because of his criminal record. Elvis...
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CDJ Today: December 14 in Classic Rock

December 14, 1980 – There is a 10-minute silent vigil worldwide at 2PM EST in New York City to remember John Lennon. Over 100,000 people gather in Central Park; 30,000 people observe silence in Liverpool. For those ten minutes, every radio station in New York City goes off the air. At least three...
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Reveals 2018 Inductees

Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, The Cars, Dire Straits and Nina Simone will all be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 it was announced Wednesday. The inductees were chosen by the organizations international voting body that includes artists, historians and industry members. Nominees...
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Top 15 Classic Rock Christmas Songs

15 Slade – “Merry Xmas Everybody” “Merry Xmas Everybody” was Slade’s best-selling single, and their sixth and final #1 single in the UK. Earning the UK Christmas Number One slot in December 1973, “Merry Xmas Everybody” sold over a million copies upon its first release. 14 Billy Squire – “Christmas...
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CDJ Today: December 13 in Classic Rock

December 13, 2000 – After former Democratic presidential hopeful Al Gore delivers his concession speech to George W. Bush in Washington, D.C., he holds a party in his home with a performance by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It features guest appearances by Jon Bon Jovi and Stevie Wonder and...
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CDJ Today: December 12 in Classic Rock

December 12, 2003 – Mick Jagger becomes a Sir after being knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. Jagger’s 92-year-old father is at the Palace to see his son receive the award. “The thing about honors is that you should never ask for them, and you should never really expect them, but I...
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CDJ Today: December 11 in Classic Rock

December 11, 1968 – Filming begins on The Rolling Stones‘ Rock And Roll Circus movie. Conceived by Mick Jagger, the event was comprised of two concerts on a circus stage and included such acts as John Lennon and his fiancée Yoko Ono performing as part of a supergroup called The Dirty Mac, along...
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Alice Cooper Cast in NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live!’

Alice Cooper will play the character of King Herod in NBC’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live! the Hollywood Reporter reveals. The production is set to air on Easter Sunday. “Alice Cooper, whose theatricality is the stuff of legend, is the perfect rock star to play Herod in our live...
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