Classics du Jour

CDJ Today: December 7 in Classic Rock

December 7, 2000 – The 31st annual Kennedy Center Honors salutes Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who. Also feted are Morgan Freeman, George Jones, Barbra Streisand and Twyla Tharp. Rob Thomas, Dave Grohl and Chris Cornell honor them with a live performance. December 7, 1984 – Foreigner...
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Foreigner Announces 2018 ‘Juke Box Heroes’ Tour

Foreigner will hit the road again in 2018 for a 29-date U.S. tour along with support from Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening. The tour kicks off June 15th in Bangor, ME and runs through July, wrapping up August 1st in Irvine, CA. “I’m excited to join forces with my fellow U.K...
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CDJ Today: December 6 in Classic Rock

December 6, 1968 – The Rolling Stones release their ninth American studio album Beggars Banquet. It includes the tracks “Street Fighting Man” and “Sympathy For The Devil.” December 6, 1969 – The Rolling Stones play a free festival at Altamont in California, along with Jefferson Airplane, Santana,...
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CDJ Today: December 5 in Classic Rock

December 5, 1969 – The Rolling Stones release their album Let It Bleed which goes on to sell over 2 million copies in the U.S. In addition to the title track, the album contains the songs “Gimme Shelter,” “Midnight Rambler” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” December 5, 1973 – Paul McCartney...
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CDJ Today: December 3 in Classic Rock

December 3, 1979 – Eleven fans are trampled to death at a Who concert at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati. Another 26 fans are injured. At 7:05, after the Who had finished their sound check, a paltry 5 of the Coliseum’s 134 doors were opened, because only nine ticket takers had been hired. The...
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CDJ Today: December 4 in Classic Rock

December 4, 2012 – Randy Blythe, the frontman of Lamb of God, is charged with the death of a 19-year-old fan at a concert in Prague in 2010 after he pushed him off the stage. The fan, Daniel Nosek, hits his head when he falls to the concrete floor and dies of his injuries 2 weeks later. Blythe is...
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Neil Young Pays Homage to America with New Music Video ‘Already Great’

Neil Young pays homage to his adopted country with his latest single and music video, “Already Great”. The lyrics to the song are a clear response to President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.” The new music video features road trip footage from New York to Los Angeles, his...
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CDJ Today: December 2 in Classic Rock

December 2, 2012 – Led Zeppelin‘s three surviving members, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page, receive the Kennedy Center Honors from President Barack Obama. Their tribute is performed by the Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Jason Bonham, and Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart. December...
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CDJ Today: December 1 in Classic Rock

December 1, 2000 – C. C. DeVille of Poison is arrested and jailed for seven hours after jumping on the hood of a car in Louisville, KY. He then proceeded to eat some roses. He is charged with alcohol intoxication and criminal mischief. December 1, 2014 – Phil Rudd, the drummer of AC/DC, pleads not...
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Rediscovering Chris Hillman

I was reading our own web platform, Classics Du Jour, about the “10 Lesser Known Facts About Joni Mitchell…” and at the end was a “related” story about Chris Hillman. I clicked on that and discovered the new Chris Hillman album produced by Tom Petty! I’ve always felt that CDJ served a very...
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