The Troggs Go Wild (Classic Rock Calendar – April 22, 1966)

The Troggs Go Wild (Classic Rock Calendar – April 22, 1966)

It wasn’t the original, but it was the definitive version – even Jimi Hendrix setting his guitar on fire couldn’t outdo the Troggs’ “Wild Thing,” released on this date, April 22, 1966. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar…

Remembering Freddie (Classic Rock Calendar – April 20, 1992)

Remembering Freddie (Classic Rock Calendar – April 20, 1992)

The night Freddie Mercury died, the remaining members of Queen announced a tribute concert. No artists were announced, but 72,000 tickets sold out in just minutes. On April 20, 1992, Queen was joined by Elton John, David Bowie, Annie Lenox, Robert Plant, and many more for the four hour Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, broadcast live…

Brian Replaces Bon (Classic Rock Calendar – April 19, 1980)

Brian Replaces Bon (Classic Rock Calendar – April 19, 1980)

AC/DC had a big decision to make in the wake of Bon Scott’s death in 1980 – would they break up or would they try things with a new lead singer? On April 19 they announced Brian Johnson would join the band – and the rest was history! Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock…

Norwalk Veterinary Hospital

Norwalk Veterinary Hospital

Saturday, May 4, the 3rd annual Norwalk Veterinary Hospital fundraiser will be held at the St. Ann Club in Norwalk! Event organizer Sue Gabriele stopped by First Thing Fairfield County with veterinarian Dr. Janice Duffy and Fairfield police officer Sgt. Hector Irizarry – with K9 officer Jake – to talk about it! To purchase tickets,…

The Rock Hall Gets It Right (Classic Rock Calendar – April 18, 2015)

The Rock Hall Gets It Right (Classic Rock Calendar – April 18, 2015)

Some years aren’t as good as others, but on this date, April 18, 2015, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame had as good of an induction ceremony year as any other, with some long overdue artists getting honored. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Jonathan Shensa / PR Photos

Santana Does It Again (Classic Rock Calendar – April 17, 1970)

Santana Does It Again (Classic Rock Calendar – April 17, 1970)

They had arguably the best performance at Woodstock, and a critically acclaimed and commercially successful self-titled debut, but could Santana keep it going? When they entered the studio on April 17, 1970, to record “Abraxas,” they proved they could surpass their previous success. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR Photos

KISS And Make Up (Classic Rock Calendar – April 16, 1996)

KISS And Make Up (Classic Rock Calendar – April 16, 1996)

It had been over 16 years since the original lineup of KISS was all together. That ended on April 16, 1996 on the deck of the USS Intrepid when Paul and Gene put on the makeup with Ace and Peter and announced their “Alive/Worldwide” reunion tour. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image:…