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CDJ Today: January 21 in Classic Rock

January 21, 1966 – George Harrison marries Pattie Boyd in England with Paul McCartney as his best man. She leaves Harrison in the mid-’70s due to his infidelities and has an affair with Ronnie Wood. She later marries Eric Clapton in 1979. January 21, 1987 – Twenty-two artist are inducted into the...
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CDJ Today: January 20 in Classic Rock

January 20, 1982 – Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off a live bat at a show in Des Moines, Iowa, thinking it was a rubber bat thrown on the stage. In his memoir, he says, “Immediately, though, something felt wrong. Very wrong. For a start, my mouth was instantly full of this warm, gloopy liquid, with...
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Statement Confirms Tom Petty Died of Accidental Drug Overdose

A statement posted Friday on the official Facebook page of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers by Petty’s widow Dana and daughter Adria confirms that Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose. The statement comes more than 3 months after Petty’s sudden death. “Our family sat together this morning...
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CDJ Today: January 19 in Classic Rock

January 19, 1994 – The Ninth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City. Inductees include The Animals, The Band, Duane Eddy, The Grateful Dead, Elton John, John Lennon, Bob Marley, and Rod Stewart. Stewart can’t make it there due to the massive earthquake that...
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Bon Jovi Announces 2018 North American Tour Dates

Bon Jovi have announced the spring leg of their This House Is Not For Sale Tour. The run will kick off in Denver, Co on March 14 and conclude May 14 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. The band will also celebrate their return to the road with the re-release of This House Is … Continue reading...
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CDJ Today: January 18 in Classic Rock

January 18, 1991 – The second Rock in Rio festival kicks off the first of ten days in Rio de Janeiro. Artists include Santana, Guns N’ Roses, INXS, Billy Idol, Judas Priest, Faith No More, Queensrÿche and Sepultura. January 18, 1991 – Three fans are crushed to death at an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake...
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CDJ Today: January 17 in Classic Rock

January 17, 1990 – The Fifth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City. Inductees include The Kinks (inducted by Graham Nash), Simon & Garfunkel (inducted by James Taylor), and The Who (inducted by U2). January 17, 1996 – The 11th Annual Rock and Roll Hall...
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CDJ Today: January 16 in Classic Rock

January 16, 1978 – Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols falls through a glass door at a San Francisco hotel while overdosing , and is rushed to a hospital. Days later, the group disbands. January 16, 1985 – It’s day #6 of the first Rock in Rio festival held in Rio de Janeiro. The ten day festival...
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Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries Dies at 46

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, has died at the age of 46. The news was confirmed Monday in a statement by her publicist. “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time,” reads the statement, which described O’...
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CDJ Today: January 15 in Classic Rock

January 15, 1977 – David Bowie releases Low. Co-produced with Tony Visconti, it’s the first of three albums produced with the help of Brian Eno. January 15, 2010 -Jimmy Page is awarded the first ever Pathways to Peace Award by the United Nations. “Although this award has my name on it, this is a...
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