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  • CDJ Today: October 20 in Classic Rock

    Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1973

    October 20, 1977 – It’s one of the saddest days in rock history as Lynyrd Skynyrd loses three of their band members when their plane crashes in a swamp near Gillsburg, Mississippi.  Singer/songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist/vocalist Steve Gaines, his sister, vocalist Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary and co-pilot William Gray … Continue reading CDJ Today: October 20 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: October 19 in Classic Rock

    Doobie Brothers in 1974

    October 19, 1979 – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers release their breakthrough album Damn the Torpedoes.  It goes on to sell two million copies in the U.S. Backstage Access: Crowd Spontaneously Pays Tribute to Tom Petty at College Football Game October 19, 1977 – Lynyrd Skynyrd play their last show together in Greenville, South Carolina, prior to the plane crash that would … Continue reading CDJ Today: October 19 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: October 18 in Classic Rock

    Classic rock supergroup the Traveling Wilburys

    October 18, 1974 – Al Green’s ex-girlfriend bursts into his bathroom and pours a pot of boiling grits in the tub, burning him badly, before going to the next room and killing herself with his gun. It leaves Green with severe burns that require months of hospitalization, and also spurs him to focus his career on Gospel music and preaching … Continue reading CDJ Today: October 18 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: October 17 in Classic Rock

    12 x 5 by the Rolling Stones

    October 17, 1980 – Bruce Springsteen releases The River, a double album.  It sells over 5 million copies. 10 Essential Albums You Need to Own > October 17, 1964 – The Rolling Stones release their second album, 12 X 5.  It sells over 500,000 copies in the U.S., and features only three originals – the rest are covers. October 17, … Continue reading CDJ Today: October 17 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: October 16 in Classic Rock

    Jimmy Page of classic rock band Led Zeppelin

    October 16, 2010 – Auburn University researcher Justin Havird names a new species of fish “Lepidocephalichthys zeppelini” because the pectoral fin reminds him of the double-neck guitar used by Jimmy Page. “I’m a big Led Zeppelin fan, and I was listening to them while I was working on the fish,” Havird says. “The structure that makes this species … Continue reading CDJ Today: October 16 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: October 15 in Classic Rock

    Moby Grape

    October 15, 2006 – Patti Smith headlines the final night of the infamous club, CBGB in New York City, which closes due to $300,000 owed in unpaid back rent.  She says, “CBGB is both the scrappy symbol of rock’s promise and a temple that no one wanted to see go.”  With an open booking policy, … Continue reading CDJ Today: October 15 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: October 14 in Classic Rock

    Classic rock band Def Leppard

    October 14, 1988 – Def Leppard become the first act in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive albums – Pyromania (10 million copies sold) and Hysteria (25 million copies sold). WATCH: How Def Leppard’s Most Iconic Video Came To Be October 14, 1977 – KISS release their 2nd live album, Alive II.  It goes on to sell over … Continue reading CDJ Today: October 14 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: October 13 in Classic Rock

    Sammy Hagar

    October 13, 1998 – Eric Clapton opens the Crossroads Centre in Antigua for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction.  At the time, a 30-day recovery program cost $9,000; it now costs $28,500. Classic Rock Birthdays October 13, 1947 – Sammy Hagar, vocals, guitar (Montrose, Sammy Hagar, Van Halen, Chickenfoot, The Circle) October 13, 1941 – Paul Simon, vocals, guitar (Simon & Garfunkel) October 13, 1944 – Robert … Continue reading CDJ Today: October 13 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: October 12 in Classic Rock

    Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

    October 12, 1987 – Dee Snider announces he is leaving Twisted Sister, two days after the Love Is for Suckers tour concludes. Snider  reunites with the band ten years later. October 12, 1991 – The Day on the Green festival in Oakland, CA features headliners Metallica, Queensrÿche, Faith No More and Soundgarden. It is the final festival presented by Bill Graham prior to his death. October 12, 2005 … Continue reading CDJ Today: October 12 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: October 11 in Classic Rock

    Darryl Hall of Hall and Oates

    October 11, 1999 – Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe is released on $5000 bail after being arrested for inciting the crowd to attack a security guard at a North Carolina show. He is charged with “assault and inciting a riot with ethnic animosity” and later sentenced to 18 months probation after pleading “no contest” to the charges. October 11, 1983 … Continue reading CDJ Today: October 11 in Classic Rock

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