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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin Call It Quits

Two months after John Bonham’s death, Led Zeppelin made the decision to break up on this date, December 4, 1980. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

Brit Floyd in Concert at Campo Pequeno in Lisbon - December 13, 2012

When Pigs Flew

In trying to get the cover photo of their “Animals” album, Pink Floyd created an iconic moment when the inflatable pig broke free and flew over London on this date, December 3, 1976. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Rui M. Leal / PR PhotosContinue Reading

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The Strangest Christmas Duet

Viewers watching Bing Crosby’s “Merrie Olde Christmas” on CBS on this date, November 30, 1977, saw Bing perform an odd duet with David Bowie. A song that would become a holiday staple. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

Bon Jovi in Concert at the United Center - March 01, 2003

Second Time’s The Charm

It didn’t work for Bonnie Tyler, but it would make Bon Jovi superstars when “You Give Love a Bad Name” hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 on this date, November 29, 1986. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Daniel Locke / PR PhotosContinue Reading

Elton John in Concert at The Arie Crown Theatre - October 9, 1999

Elton’s Surprise Guest

After losing a bet, John Lennon appeared at Elton John’s Thanksgiving concert at Madison Square Garden on this date, November 28, 1974, for what would be his final live performance. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Daniel Locke / PR PhotosContinue Reading

G3 in Concert at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne - December 3, 2006

Steve Vai

Before the Generation Axe show at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester tomorrow night, Steve Vai stopped by First Thing Fairfield County to chat with Allan about the tour, getting his start with Frank Zappa, his version of the “Halo” theme, and the epic scene as the Devil’s guitarist in “Crossroads.” Image: Mandy Hall Media…Continue Reading

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The Beatles Take A Trip

The Beatles wrote and recorded so much material in 1967 before, during, and after “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” that they were able to release another album to coincide with a bizarre BBC film. “Magical Mystery Tour” came out on this date, November 27, 1967. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image:…Continue Reading

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Lou Gramm Of Foreigner

Saturday night, Lou Gramm will reunite with the original lineup of Foreigner at Mohegan Sun! Before the show, he stopped by First Thing Fairfield County to chat with Allan about how the reunion came together, how it works on stage between him and Foreigner’s current singer, his thoughts on if Foreigner will make it to…Continue Reading

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