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Paul McCartney

Wings Makes A Run On Top

Band members quit the day before recording, the demos and lyrics were stolen, but through it all, Paul McCartney persevered and finally took Wings to #1 on this date in 1974 with “Band on the Run.” Allan looks back at the tumultuous recoding in today’s Classic Rock Calendar. Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

Rolling Stones

The Exiled Stones

The critics hated it when it was originally released, but now everyone loves the album the Rolling Stones released on this date in 1972. Allan looks back at “Exile on Main St.” in the Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading


The First Rock Star/TV Star Marriage Of The ’80s

During the ’80s, a lot of the bad boys of rock married the good girls of TV. But the first to do it – and the one to mostly outlast all the others – happened on April 11, 1981, when Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli got married. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock…Continue Reading

Harley-Davidson 105th Anniversary - August 30, 2008

Frampton Comes Alive! Hits #1

It wasn’t just a big album…it was THE biggest album! 3 hit singles, 18+ million copies sold, the best selling album of 1976…it all began on this date, April 10, 1976, when Frampton Comes Alive! hit #1 on the Billboard charts for the first of ten weeks. Allan looks back in the Classic Rock Calendar……Continue Reading

Night Ranger in Concert at the Marin County Fair in San Rafael - July 5, 2014

We’re Motorin’ With Jack Blades Of Night Ranger

Ahead of their show at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, April 25, First Thing Fairfield County host Allan Lamberti chats with bassist and founding member of Night Ranger Jack Blades about getting his start in funk, starting Damn Yankees, and the real life “Boogie Nights” situation he once found himself in…   Image: Jonathan Shensa…Continue Reading

Paul McCartney in Concert at The United Center - October 18, 2005

Paul Officially Leaves The Beatles

They wouldn’t make the announcement official for another day, but today in 1970, Paul McCartney informed the rest of the Beatles that he was leaving the band. Allan looks back in the Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Daniel Locke / PR PhotosContinue Reading

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd Lose Their Founder

Less than two years after founding Pink Floyd, 50 years ago today Syd Barrett leaves the band. But he remained an influence on the band for the next three decades. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar on First Thing Fairfield County. Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

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