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Kiss Come “Alive!”

Kiss Come “Alive!”

It was make-or-break for Kiss. After three studio albums that didn’t sell as well as they hoped, they released “Alive!” – an album that would capture the band at their best – on this date, September 10, 1975. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Adam Bielawski / PR PhotosContinue Reading

Led Zeppelin Is Born

Led Zeppelin Is Born

50 years ago today, September 7, 1968, they took the stage as the New Yardbirds. A month later, they’d be known as Led Zeppelin and music would be forever changed. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: PR PhotosContinue Reading

Elton Says Goodbye

Elton Says Goodbye

One week after the death of Princess Diana, on this date, September 6, 1997, Elton John would perform at her funeral and record a new version of “Candle in the Wind” – a song that would become one of the biggest records in history. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Daniel Locke…Continue Reading

Stevie Reaches The Top

Stevie Reaches The Top

She hit number one before with the albums “Fleetwood Mac” and “Rumours” – and when she went solo, she was still able to do it! “Bella Donna” was the number one album in the country for one week on this date, September 5, 1981. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Daniel Locke…Continue Reading

Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri

Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri

Before this weekend’s 41st annual Oyster Festival, headliner Steve Augeri stops by First Thing Fairfield County to chat with Allan about his start in music and how he joined Journey. We’re also joined by Norwalk Seaport Association President Mike Reilly to look ahead at this weekend’s event!Continue Reading

The Start Of Seger’s Success

The Start Of Seger’s Success

The Michigan native was beloved in his hometown, but it would take a while before the rest of the country would catch up with Bob Seger. That would begin on this date, September 4, 1975, when the “Live Bullet” concert recordings began. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Adam Bielawski / PR…Continue Reading

Rush Makes The Move

Rush Makes The Move

Rush’s career can be split into two halves – before and after “Moving Pictures” – an album they began recording on this date, August 31, 1980. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Evan J. Thomas / PR PhotosContinue Reading

Shutting The Doors

Shutting The Doors

They tried to continue as a trio, but the readers of “Rolling Stone” learned on this date, August 30, 1973, that the Doors were officially no more. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Solarpix / PR PhotosContinue Reading

The Stones Make A Comeback

The Stones Make A Comeback

After riding high through the ’70s, the Rolling Stones found themselves on hiatus during the mid-’80s after a run of underperforming records. The time off was just what they needed as they released their comeback album “Steel Wheels” on this date, August 29, 1989. Allan looks back in today’s Classic Rock Calendar… Image: Rui M.…Continue Reading

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