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Eric Clapton

Clapton’s Triumph From Tragedy

After one of the darkest moments in his life, Eric Clapton would heal himself with music, and produce his biggest solo hit. On this date, January 8, 1992, he would release “Tears In Heaven.” Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

Ozzy Osbourne Performs Live In Concert in London

Paranoid Across The Atlantic

Europe got it first, but after a few months of waiting, Black Sabbath released a follow-up album made up of all their remaining material in the United States. It would be the first heavy metal masterpiece when “Paranoid” was released on this date, January 7, 1971. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image:…Continue Reading

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Opening The Doors

They would start the year as unknowns, but by the Summer of Love, everyone knew the Doors. They released their self-titled debut on this date, January 4, 1967. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Terry Thompson / PR PhotosContinue Reading

Rock in Rio Lisboa 2012 - Day 5

The Boss Does It On His Own

Bruce Springsteen went into his bedroom on this date, January 3, 1982, and in just one day, recorded an entire album by himself – “Nebraska” – Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Rui M. Leal / PR PhotosContinue Reading

Beatles Legend George Harrison Honored Posthumously with the 2,382nd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

George Passes The Other Beatles

It was a race to the top after the breakup of the Beatles…who would have the first solo record to top the Billboard charts? That would be answered on this date, January 2, 1971, when George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass” hit #1 and would stay on top for 7 straight weeks! Allan looks back…Continue Reading

Heart

Heart’s Comeback

The early ’80s was a tough time for Heart. After being dropped by their record label, they reinvented themselves and had a comeback with their self-titled album which hit #1 on this date, December 21, 1985. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

Joe Walsh Performs Live In Concert - August 23, 2007

The Eagles Get A New Guitarist

The Eagles were already superstars when they decided to change up their sound and hired Joe Walsh on this date, December 20, 1975. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: A. Gilbert / PR PhotosContinue Reading

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The Song Everybody Covered

The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath…the list goes on and on. All of them have covered “Blue Suede Shoes,” recorded by Carl Perkins on this date, December 19, 1955. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Andrija1 / iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Rod Stewart

Rod Goes Out On His Own

After just five years, the Faces were no more when Rod Stewart’s solo career took off. He called it quits on this date, December 18, 1975. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

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