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Rush in Concert at Charter One Pavilion in Chicago - August 23, 2010

Rush Reaches The Peak

They would shorten their songs, and it would give Rush their biggest success with their eighth album “Moving Pictures,” which peaked at #3 on this date, March 28, 1981, and would stay there for the next three weeks. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Evan J. Thomas / PR PhotosContinue Reading

Eric Clapton

Eric Marries “Layla”

She inspired three of the most iconic rock songs of all time, and after leaving George Harrison, Eric Clapton married Pattie Boyd on this date, March 27, 1979. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

Van Halen

Everybody Wants Some More Van Halen!!

They kept the same work ethic as their first two albums, but started to get more experimental in the studio when Van Halen released “Women and Children First” on this date, March 26, 1980. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

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Jersey Mike’s Subs Day Of Giving

This Wednesday is Jersey Mike’s Subs 9th annual Day of Giving – every single dollar they make at every location tomorrow will help local charities. Mitch Thomson stopped by First Thing Fairfield County to chat about how it got started and how you can help Make-A-Wish Connecticut at their locations in Wilton, Norwalk, Westport, and…Continue Reading

Deep Purple at the Chicago Theater on Feb. 22, 2004

Deep Purple’s Album Goes Up In Smoke

They were supposed to record an album at a casino in Switzerland. But a fire would chance Deep Purple’s plans, and they’d end up with their most iconic song, and their biggest album “Machine Head,” released on this date, March 25, 1972. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Daniel Locke / PR…Continue Reading

Monaco Royal Wedding - Eagles in Concert at Stade Louis II in Fontvieille - June 30, 2011

On The Border Of Country And Rock

After two country-rock albums, the Eagles wanted to emphasize the rock for their third studio album. They’d fire their producer and hire a fifth member when “On the Border” was released on this date, March 22, 1974. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Pixplanete / PR PhotosContinue Reading

David Bowie 2002 Concert Tour

Busted Bowie

It could’ve derailed not just one, but two legendary careers, when after a show in Rochester, New York, David Bowie and Iggy Pop were arrested for drug possession on this date, March 21, 1976 – but then it was mostly forgotten. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Adam Bielawski / PR PhotosContinue Reading

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Return Of The Comet’s John Regan

On April 5, former members of Frehley’s Comet will be coming to the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport as “Return of the Comet.” Founding member and bassist John Regan stopped by First Thing Fairfield County to talk about how Frehley’s Comet formed in Wilton, touring with Peter Frampton, and playing the bass for MIck Jagger and…Continue Reading

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