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Joe Strummer

The Clash’s Masterpiece

After two albums, the Clash were already tired of being grouped into the punk scene. They would finally break away with their third album “London Calling,” released on this date, December 14, 1979. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

Paul McCartney

Paul Does It Live

After not touring the U.S. in ten years, Paul McCartney finally returned with Wings in the Summer of ’76. Those shows would become “Wings Over America,” which was certified Gold on this date, December 13, 1976, just three days after it was released. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

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Shutting The Door(s)

Year of legal troubles and addictions caught up with Jim Morrison who played a disastrous final show with the Doors on this date, December 12, 1970. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Terry Thompson / PR PhotosContinue Reading

Rock in Rio Lisboa 2014 - Day 2

The Circus That Wasn’t

The Rolling Stones invited everyone – John Lennon, Eric Clapton, The Who – to perform on a TV special…and then never aired it. On this date, December 11, 1968, the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus was filmed for the BBC. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Rui M. Leal / PRPhotos.comContinue Reading

Brian Wilson Performance Presented by Gibson Guitars at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Brian Wilson’s Pocket Symphony

It was the most expensive single song ever recorded, and would be the Beach Boys’ final triumph before their decline, when “Good Vibrations” reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 on this date, December 10, 1966. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Adam Bielawski / PR PhotosContinue Reading

U2

U2’s First Reinvention

After the criticisms of “Rattle & Hum,” U2 changed everything and went in a bold new direction with their seventh studio album, “Achtung Baby” which debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart on this date, December 7, 1991. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

The Rolling Stones in Concert at Comiskey Park - September 13, 2002

The Stones Begin Their Classic Run

With their psychedelic days behind them, the Rolling Stones kicked off their classic album period 50 years ago today, December 6, 1968, with the release of “Beggars Banquet.” Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Daniel Locke / PR PhotosContinue Reading

Fleetwood Mac in Concert at Allstate Arena

Fleetwood Mac Go For the Gold

It took yet another lineup change, and a bit of a re-start, but they’d finally reach their greatest success to date when the second self-titled album “Fleetwood Mac” went gold on this date, December 5, 1975. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Daniel Locke / PR PhotosContinue Reading

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