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The End Of Woodstock

Behind schedule and covered in mud, the Woodstock Festival reached legendary status on its third day, August 17, 1969…even though the second day hadn’t yet come to an end! Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Getty Images / iStock / Getty Images Plus / captblack76Continue Reading

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

CSN And Sometimes Y

They were already successful as a trio, but when they became a foursome on this date, August 16, 1969, Neil Young made Crosby, Stills & Nash an even bigger success. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

George Martin File Photos

The First Stadium Show Ever

Someone had to play a stadium first. And like so many other things with rock music, it would be the Beatles. The Fab Four took the stage for the legendary performance at Shea Stadium in New York City on this date, August 15, 1965. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Landmark /…Continue Reading

The Who in Concert at the Tweeter Center - August 24, 2002

The Rock Opera That Wasn’t

Pete Townshend wanted to follow up “Tommy” with another rock opera. When “Lifehouse” didn’t work out, it turned into a more straightforward rock record – and widely considered their best – “Who’s Next,” released on this date, August 14, 1971. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Daniel Locke / PR PhotosContinue Reading

Lynyrd Skynyrd

The Band Name No One Knew How To Say

They didn’t invent Southern Rock, but they perfected it right from the beginning, when we all learned how to properly say Lynyrd Skynyrd on this date, August 13, 1973, when they released their debut “(Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd).” Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

Bryan Adams and Billy Joel in Concert at Rome's Colosseum

A Canadian Conquers America

He seemed to come out of nowhere in the United States, even though he had been successful in Canada for years. However, he would become a superstar around the world on this date, August 10, 1985, when Bryan Adams fourth studio album “Reckless” hit #1. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Insidefoto…Continue Reading

Grateful Dead

The Dead Lose Their Leader

No one knew where he went, so it was a total surprise to not just the fans, but also to the remaining members of the Grateful Dead, when Jerry Garcia passed away at a rehab center just a week after his 53rd birthday on this date, August 9, 1995. Allan looks back in today’s Classic…Continue Reading

Screening of Focus World's "Kicks"

Bill Bellamy

This weekend, comedian Bill Bellamy is coming to Vinnie Brand’s Stress Factory in Bridgeport. He stopped by First Thing Fairfield County to chat with Allan about his experience filming “Any Given Sunday,” being the newest member of the Academy, and, of course, the 25th anniversary of his creating the term “booty call.” Image: Jenny Bullock…Continue Reading

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