Welcome to Classics Du Jour (CDJ), your home for everything Classic Rock!
More than just a music platform, Classics Du Jour is a lifestyle related to all things within the Classic Rock genre. From up-to-the-minute, focused Rock music news and deep content about your favorite artists to cool contests and music-related promotions, Classics Du Jour is the one place to find it all!
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JUDY LIBOW (Owner/President), an industry professional for over 40 years, began her career in the music business at WQIV, a progressive rock radio station in New York City. Judy’s radio experience and strong industry contacts brought her to Atlantic Records, an association that she enjoyed for 16 years. Rising to a senior executive position as Vice President of Radio Promotion, Judy helped launch and develop the careers of internationally renowned, multi-platinum artists such as AC/DC, Foreigner, INXS, Phil Collins and The Blues Brothers! In addition, she’s credited with helping further the careers of The Rolling Stones, Genesis, Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Stevie Nicks, Crosby Stills & Nash and Led Zeppelin (including Robert Plant as a solo artist).
In 1991, following her tenure at Atlantic Records, Judy established Libow Unlimited Inc., a national music promotion and artist development company whose clients have included Bon Jovi, Julian Lennon, Midnight Oil, Def Leppard, Styx, and REO Speedwagon.
Classics Du Jour, launched in 2009 as thethe newest division of Libow Unlimited, was the culmination of years of rock music appreciation and simply being a fan.
In addition to overseeing CDJ, in 2014 Judy assumed National Radio Promotion responsibilities in the U.S. for the internationally successful F.O.D. Records. In this position, she has been directly involved in helping to further the careers of U.K.based Irish sibling trio The Rua, songwriter/performer Gregory Darling, U.K. based DJ/performer Aggro Santos and U.K. superstar tenor Russell Watson.
PAUL RAPPAPORT (Contributing Writer), was Senior VP at Columbia Records where he enjoyed a 33 year career in radio promotion and marketing. He is recognized as being instrumental in the careers of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Santana, Journey, Elvis Costello, Judas Priest, Alice in Chains, and many more. He is also noted as the Co-Creator and Executive Producer of the Emmy Award winning series, A&E’s Live by Request, producing 40 live prime-time television music specials featuring a diverse array of artists from Tony Bennett to David Bowie. An active musician himself since he was fourteen, this adventure also brought great musical opportunities, including an inspirational guitar lesson from Keith Richards and a live onstage appearance with Pink Floyd at the London Arena. Paul joined Judy in 2009 to help build Classics Du Jour into what is now the music industry’s premiere promotion and marketing company for classic rock. At that time he started writing “Back Stage Access” for CDJ, which has become a popular music blog filled with insights and inside stories about the many artists he has worked with over the years. Although Paul has stepped away from daily operations to pursue his own interests, he loves CDJ and continues to write “Backstage Access.” His recently formed blues band, Blues Next, is rapidly gaining steam on Long Island, NY where he lives. He is also writing a book about the wild, early days of the rock music business.
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When JIM NELSON (Contributing Writer) began his radio career in Los Angeles — on the air and producing and writing national shows PowerCuts and In the Studio — much of what we think of today as Classic Rock was still new. Then, just as the grunge era was beginning, he started his second career as a music writer.
Since 1978, he’s interviewed and/or written about Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, Steve Perry of Journey, ZZ Top, Bon Jovi, Yes, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Aerosmith, Jackson Browne, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins, Foreigner, and so many more.
In 2021 Nelson retired from radio after 43 years, and with his Classics Du Jour series Classic Rock Landmarks: A Deep Dive into the Iconic Songs that Changed our Lives, he returns to writing regularly about the music he’s loved since childhood. Nelson is a huge fan of major league baseball and the Dodgers, U.S. history, and distance running, and he lives with his girlfriend and his step-cockatiel in the western suburbs of L.A.
Bitten by the radio bug early, PAM EDWARDS (Contributing Writer) first started in broadcasting at her Glenbard West high school station, WGHS, 88.5 FM, in Glen Ellyn, IL. Now defunct, students were allowed to play anything they wanted on the station before and after school. While getting her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Marketing at the University of Illinois, Edwards served as the program director of WPGU, establishing it as a premiere college radio station and gaining national recognition. This experience led to over two successful decades in the music business, first as a radio programmer and air talent at legendary stations KMET and KNAC in Los Angeles, and KGB in San Diego. She also spent ten years as a Sony Music executive at Columbia Records, culminating in being named the Vice President of its label Portrait Records. She is currently the President of Bernadette Productions, where she developed and created the internationally syndicated rock show The House of Hair, which this year enters into its 21st year as the #1 syndicated weekend rock show in the country, airing on over 200 radio stations. In addition to owning and managing The House of Hair, Edwards also runs the website and newsletter “The Daily Headbänger” and contributes blogs and articles to Classics Du Jour.
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