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CDJ Today: February 27 in Classic Rock

February 27, 1970 – Jefferson Airplane is fined $1,000 for for singing profanity while on stage in Oklahoma City. The ordinance prohibiting obscene language was drawn up a year earlier when Jim Morrison of The Doors allegedly exposed himself at a concert. February 27, 1977 – Keith Richards is...
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The Rolling Stones Announce UK, Ireland & European Summer Tour

The Rolling Stones have announced that they will be hitting the road with their No Filter tour this summer with stops in the UK, Ireland and Europe. “We are looking forward to getting back onstage in the summer, “ stated Mick Jagger. “It’s always exhilarating going to cities we haven’t played for...
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Original Bon Jovi Lineup Reuniting for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

The original line-up of Bon Jovi will reunite on stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony this coming April. Former members Alec John Such, the group’s original bassist who left in 1994 and guitarist Richie Sambora who quit in 2013 will join up with fellow founding members Jon Bon...
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CDJ Today: February 26 in Classic Rock

February 26, 1997 – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart of Rush receive the Order of Canada, the highest civilian award from the Canadian government, for significant achievement in important fields of human endeavor. They are the first rock band to receive the award. February 26, 1985 – Bruce...
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CDJ Today: February 25 in Classic Rock

February 25, 1980 – Bob Seger releases his 11th studio album Against the Wind. The album sells five million copies in the U.S. and wins two Grammy Awards. Related: Five Great Albums You Still Can’t Stream > February 25, 2003 – Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd undergoes emergency heart surgery...
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Hear the New Jimi Hendrix Single, “Lover Man”

Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings have released a limited Jimi Hendrix, numbered edition, 7” vinyl single to be available exclusively at select independent record stores. “Lover Man” is drawn from Jimi Hendrix’s upcoming album Both Sides of the Sky (out March 9), and is backed by a live...
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CDJ Today: February 24 in Classic Rock

February 24, 1975 – Led Zeppelin release their sixth album Physical Graffiti. It’s a double album featuring 8 new songs, and songs left over from their previous albums Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy. Featuring an intricate die-cut cover of a New York City brownstone, the...
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The Jimmie Vaughan Trio featuring Mike Flanigin Announce NYC Show

Grammy-winning blues guitar icon Jimmie Vaughan and his Trio, featuring Mike Flanigin and George Rains, will make their first appearance in NYC on March 16 at the famed Iridium nightclub. The group’s two performances that night (8:30 & 10:30) will celebrate the release of their debut record,...
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CDJ Today: February 23 in Classic Rock

February 23, 2000 – Carlos Santana ties Michael Jackson‘s 1983 record for the most Grammys won in a single year, including Album of the Year for his album Supernatural, and Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Smooth,” his collaboration with Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20. Supernatural sells 30...
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Pete Townshend Who Came First Reissue Announced

An expanded 45th anniversary edition of Pete Townshend’s 1972 album Who Came First is due out via UMe on April 20th. The 2-CD set features eight unreleased tracks as well as new edits, alternate versions and live recordings. The original album tracks have been remastered by Who collaborator Jon...
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