Roger Takes Control

Roger Takes Control

As Pink Floyd became even more successful, the change from a collaborative band to one where Roger Waters took full creative control began on this date, January 23, 1977, when they released “Animals.” Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR Photos

Wings Fly To The Top

Wings Fly To The Top

Paul McCartney recorded his first U.S. in nearly a decade for the album “Wings Over America,” which hit the top of the charts on this date, January 22, 1977, one month after it was released. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR Photos

The Best Cover Song Of All Time

The Best Cover Song Of All Time

Sometimes the original is better. That wasn’t the case when the Jimi Hendrix Experience entered the studio on this date, January 21, 1968, to record their version of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.” Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR Photos

WATCH: SNOW!

WATCH: SNOW!

So…were you as excited as we were today?

A Supergroup That Worked

A Supergroup That Worked

Usually supergroups hit it big quickly, and then flame out just as fast. That wasn’t the case on this date, January 18, 1974, when members of Free, Mott the Hoople, and King Crimson formed Bad Company. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Johnny Jules / Skynet Images / PRPhotos.com

The Pretenders Learn To Be A Band Again

The Pretenders Learn To Be A Band Again

After early success, tragedy would put the Pretenders through a period of upheaval until they made it through with “Learning to Crawl,” released on this date, January 17, 1984. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Solarpix / PR Photos

George Goes Out On Top

George Goes Out On Top

After spending most the ’80s out of the music scene, George Harrison came back with “Got My Mind Set On You,” a song that would make him the final Beatle to have a solo #1 on this date, January 16, 1988. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Chris Hatcher / PR Photos

Welcome To The “Hotel California”

Welcome To The “Hotel California”

Already stars by the mid-’70s, the Eagles changed up their sound, and band members, and released one of the biggest albums of all time – “Hotel California” – which reached the top of the Billboard chart on this date, January 15, 1977. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Adam Bielawski / PR…

David Becomes A Daddy

David Becomes A Daddy

The readers of Rolling Stone on this date, January 14, 2000, saw a new rock and roll family on the cover, when Melissa Etheridge revealed the secret and announced David Crosby was the surrogate father to her two children. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Insidefoto / PR Photos

The Stones Get Rollin’

The Stones Get Rollin’

Keith Richards says that the Rolling Stones didn’t really begin until Charlie Watts joined the band on this date, January 9, 1963. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Rui M. Leal / PRPhotos.com