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  • CDJ Today: August 19 in Classic Rock

    John Deacon of classic rock band Queen

    August 19, 1972 – The Midnight Special TV show debuts on NBC.  The first airing is a 90-minute special encouraging young people to vote in the upcoming presidential election with War performing “Slippin’ Into Darkness.”  The next year it launches as a regular show with announcer Wolfman Jack. August 19, 2005 – A bronze statue of the late Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 19 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: August 18 in Classic Rock

    August 18, 1987 – Aerosmith release their “comeback” album Permanent Vacation. It goes on to sell five million copies in the U.S. and spawn the hits “Rag Doll,” “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” and “Angel.” August 18, 1990 – The Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington in the U.K. features Whitesnake, Aerosmith, Poison, Quireboys and Thunder.  During Aerosmith’s set Jimmy Page joins them onstage … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 18 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: August 17 in Classic Rock

    August 17, 1991 – AC/DC headline the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington in the U.K. with a strong bill – Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Queensrÿche and The Black Crowes. August 17, 1985 – ZZ Top headline the Monster of Rock festival at Castle Donington in the U.K. Their bill includes Marillion, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Ratt and Magnum. August 17, 2012 – The members of … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 17 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: August 16 in Classic Rock

    The Beatles in 1961 with Pete Best on drums

    August 16, 1986 – Rick Allen of Def Leppard makes his first live appearance with the band after losing his arm in a car accident.  He picks one of the biggest worldwide festivals, appearing at the Monsters Of Rock Festival at Castle Donington, England. August 16, 1980 – Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath for the first time, most … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 16 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: August 15 in Classic Rock

    August 15, 1979 – Led Zeppelin release their eighth and final studio album In Through The Out Door.  It is the last album from the band while John Bonham is still alive.  It goes on to sell over 6 million copies in the U.S. August 15, 1969 – The Woodstock Festival begins outside of New York City in Bethel on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 15 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: August 14 in Classic Rock

    David Crosby

    August 14, 1962 – The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein and the other three members of the band decide to fire drummer Pete Best. He plays his last gig the next night at The Cavern in Liverpool. August 14, 1970 – Stephen Stills is arrested for possession of cocaine and barbiturates after being found crawling in … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 14 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: August 12 in Classic Rock

    Mark Knopfler

    August 12, 1989 – The two-day Moscow Music Peace Festival begins with an all-star lineup that includes Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, Cinderella, the Scorpions and Gorky Park.  It marks the first time an audience in the Soviet Union is allowed to stand up and dance at a concert.  Proceeds go to The Make A Difference Foundation, which was … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 12 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: August 11 in Classic Rock

    The Guess Who

    August 11, 1999 – Kiss receive their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with Gene Simmons sticking out his trademark tongue. Simmons is  joined by Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss. The star coincides with a new movie, Detroit Rock City, about four teenagers who embark on a wild adventure to attend a sold-out Kiss concert.  At the time, the … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 11 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: August 10 in Classic Rock

    August 10, 1995 – Van Halen make a rare appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman and performs “Not Enough.” August 10, 2012 – During their joint concert in Denver, Kiss and Mötley Crüe announce their donation of $100,000 to a relief fund set up to help the victims of the “Dark Knight” movie shooting that occurred on July 20 in nearby … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 10 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: August 8 in Classic Rock

    Beatles Abbey Road album cover

    August 8, 1992 – A riot breaks out at sold-out Guns N’ Roses and Metallica concert in Montreal after Axl Rose leaves the stage only 55 minutes into the show, complaining of voice problems. Earlier in the concert, Metallica had cut short its performance after James Hetfield suffered second-degree burns to his face, arms and hands when a stage … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 8 in Classic Rock

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