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Def Leppard, Europe and Whitesnake in Concert at Multiusos Fontes do Sar in Santiago de Compostela - June 28, 2013

Def Leppard’s Breakthrough

After two albums that didn’t make an impact, Def Leppard went back into the studio and added digital effects, changing their music and making them Top 40 stars overnight. “Pyromania” would enter the Billboard chart on this date, February 5, 1983, where it would stay for the next 116 weeks. Allan looks back in today’s…Continue Reading

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac Release Their Masterpiece

Some rock bands hit it big right away. For Fleetwood Mac, it happened with their 11th album “Rumours,” released on this date, February 4, 1977. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

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The Doors Get Back To Basics

After four albums in just three years, the Doors lost their way a bit. With the dawn of a new decade, it was time to go back to their blues roots, and that’s what they did with their fifth album “Morrison Hotel,” released on this date, February 1, 1970. Allan looks back in today’s Classic…Continue Reading

Grateful Dead

Busted Down On Bourbon Street

The police were already waiting for the Grateful Dead when they returned to their New Orleans hotel to arrest them for drug possession, an incident that inspired “Truckin’” on this date, January 31, 1970. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

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Westport Author Nathalie Jacob

After being diagnosed with a brain tumor, Nathalie Jacob’s life changed forever, and she documented her recovery in her new book “8: Rediscovering Life After A Brain Tumor.” She stopped by First Thing Fairfield County to tell her story, and next Friday night’s launch party in Westport! Learn more at eightmymemoir.com.Continue Reading

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The Beatles Take It To The Roof

No one knew it – besides the band themselves – but 50 years ago today when the Beatles performed on the Apple Corps rooftop, it would be their final live performance, January 30, 1969. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Stills Press / PRPhotos.comContinue Reading

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Men At Work’s Rare Double-Double #1

Rod Stewart did it in 1973 – a #1 album and single in both the U.S. and the U.K. Men at Work would match that feat on this date, January 29, 1983. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Steve Soyland/959thefox.comContinue Reading

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The Biggest Stars Record The Biggest Song

Inspired by “Do They Know It’s Christmas,” immediately following the American Music Awards, Quincy Jones gathered the biggest names in music for an all night recording session of “We Are The World” on this date, January 28, 1985. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Janet Mayer / PR PhotosContinue Reading

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