Classics du Jour

CDJ Today: March 5 in Classic Rock

March 5, 1994 – Grace Slick of the Jefferson Starship is arrested for pointing a shotgun at police at her home in California after they were summoned at 3:30am by an intoxicated caller. She refuses to drop the firearm when ordered to do so, so police tackle her and wrestle the gun away. Slick is...
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CDJ Today: March 4 in Classic Rock

March 4, 1966 – John Lennon makes a statement that The Beatles are “more popular than Jesus Christ” in The London Evening Standard. The remark initially makes no impact in England, but months later Southern Christian groups in the U.S. become outraged, organizing protests and burning Beatles...
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CDJ Today: March 3 in Classic Rock

March 3, 1986 – Metallica release Master of Puppets, their third album. It is the band’s final album with bassist Cliff Burton, who dies in a bus crash six months later. March 3, 1978 – Whitesnake (originally billed as David Coverdale’s Whitesnake) plays its first show in England. The band is...
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Keith Richards Talks New Stones Album

The Rolling Stones may be well into their sixth decade as a band but they are showing no signs of stopping. Not only did the group announce earlier this week that they will be taking their No Filter Tour to the UK, Ireland and Europe, but in an interview published by The Wall Street Journal …...
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Listen to the New Jimi Hendrix Album in Full Now

National Public Radio’s First Listen has made Both Sides of the Sky, the much-anticipated new Jimi Hendrix album, available to stream in its entirety through March 9. The album, containing 10 previously unreleased tracks, will be released on CD, digital, and as a numbered 180-gram audiophile vinyl...
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Iconic Artists “Retiring” – Doesn’t Sound Right + Funny Paul Simon and Frank Zappa Stories

I recently read in our good ol’ CDJ about the retirement plans of Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Elton John, and Ozzy Osbourne. The strangest feeling came over me—it just didn’t sound right. I actually am finding it hard to cope with the thought. Although I am getting older myself and in semi-retirement...
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CDJ Today: March 2 in Classic Rock

March 2, 1988 – U2 win their first Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Performance by a Rock Duo or Group with Vocal for the album The Joshua Tree. Currently, they now have 24 Grammy Awards. March 2, 1984 – This Is Spinal Tap is released in theaters, forever changing the perception of hard...
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CDJ Today: March 1 in Classic Rock

March 1, 1969 – Jim Morrison of The Doors receives a felony charge of lewd and lascivious behavior and five misdemeanors; two counts of indecent exposure, two of public profanity and one of public drunkenness after allegedly showing his penis to a Miami audience. Although it has never been...
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CDJ Today: February 28 in Classic Rock

February 28, 1987 – Eddie Van Halen makes an appearance on Saturday Night Live, which is being hosted by his then-wife Valerie Bertinelli. He plays alongside G.E. Smith and the SNL house band for an instrumental number called “Stompin’ 8H.” Bluesman Robert Cray is the musical guest. February 28,...
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John Fogerty & ZZ Top Announce “Blues and Bayous Tour”

John Fogerty and ZZ Top have just announced that they will head out on the road together this spring for the Blues and Bayous Tour. The legendary rockers will visit 24 cities across the USA – kicking off the tour on May 25, 2018 in Atlantic City, NJ and concluding on June 29, 2018 in … Continue...
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