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CDJ Today: January 23 in Classic Rock

Collage of Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and James Brown

January 23, 2004 – David Palmer, former keyboardist for Jethro Tull, announces he has had a sex change and is now known as Dee Palmer. Palmer was born with genital ambiguity, assigned male at birth, and said her desire to change sex had been an “open secret” in the music business for many years. She did not have her sex change operation until the … Continue reading CDJ Today: January 23 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: January 22 in Classic Rock

Steve Perry

January 22, 2004 – The Bottom Line nightclub in New York City is forced to close its doors after failed negotiations with its landlord, New York University.  Bruce Springsteen offers to pay their back rent if they can work out a new lease, but the deal does not come to fruition. January 22, 1990 – Guns N’ … Continue reading CDJ Today: January 22 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: January 21 in Classic Rock

Roy Orbison in 1967

January 21, 1987 – Twenty-two artists are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 2nd annual awards show, held in New York City.  Keith Richards inducts Aretha Franklin, B.B. King is inducted by Sting, ZZ Top inducts Bo Diddley, Mick Jones of Foreigner inducts Eddie Cochran, Ricky Nelson is posthumously inducted by John Fogerty, and … Continue reading CDJ Today: January 21 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: January 20 in Classic Rock

Led Zeppelin

January 20, 1982 – Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off a live bat at a show in Des Moines, Iowa, thinking it was a rubber bat thrown on the stage.  In his memoir, he says, “Immediately, though, something felt wrong. Very wrong. For a start, my mouth was instantly full of this warm, gloopy liquid, with the … Continue reading CDJ Today: January 20 in Classic Rock


David Crosby Dies at Age 81

David Crosby

David Crosby, legendary musician and member of The Byrds and Crosby Stills Nash and Young, has died at the age of 81, according to a report from Variety. “It is with great sadness after a long illness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away,” reads a statement issued to Variety by the singer-songwriter’s … Continue reading David Crosby Dies at Age 81


CDJ Today: January 19 in Classic Rock

Janis Joplin in 1969

January 19, 1994 – The Ninth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City. Inductees include The Animals, The Band, Duane Eddy, The Grateful Dead, Elton John, John Lennon, Bob Marley, and Rod Stewart.  Stewart can’t make it there due to the massive earthquake that hit LA that week, and … Continue reading CDJ Today: January 19 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: January 18 in Classic Rock

Stevie Wonder

January 18, 1989 – Stevie Wonder becomes the youngest living person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the age of 38.  Later, in 2012, Josh Klinghoffer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers becomes the youngest Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ever inducted at the age of 32. January 18, 1991 … Continue reading CDJ Today: January 18 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: January 17 in Classic Rock

Mick Taylor

January 17, 1990 – The Fifth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City.  Inductees include The Kinks (inducted by Graham Nash), Simon & Garfunkel (inducted by James Taylor), and The Who (inducted by U2). January 17, 1996 – The 11th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City.  Inductees include David Bowie (inducted … Continue reading CDJ Today: January 17 in Classic Rock


Listen: Peter Gabriel Releases New Single “Panopticom”

Peter Gabriel has released a brand new single. The new track is titled “Panopticom” and is the first to be released from Gabriel’s forthcoming record, i/o. You can hear the track in the player below. “The first song is based on an idea I have been working on to initiate the creation of an infinitely … Continue reading Listen: Peter Gabriel Releases New Single “Panopticom”


CDJ Today: January 16 in Classic Rock

Sid Viscious of the Sex Pistols

January 16, 1978 – Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols falls through a glass door at a San Francisco hotel while overdosing , and is rushed to a hospital.  Days later, the group disbands. January 16, 1985 – It’s day #6 of the first Rock in Rio festival held in Rio de Janeiro. The ten-day festival featured artists … Continue reading CDJ Today: January 16 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: January 15 in Classic Rock

The Rolling Stones with Brian Jones

January 15, 1977 – David Bowie releases Low. Co-produced with Tony Visconti, it’s the first of three albums produced with the help of Brian Eno. January 15, 2010 -Jimmy Page is awarded the first ever Pathways to Peace Award by the United Nations. “Although this award has my name on it, this is a tribute to the power of music and … Continue reading CDJ Today: January 15 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: January 14 in Classic Rock

Dave Grohl

January 14, 1965 –  David Bowie releases his first single in the U.S., “Can’t Help Thinking About Me.”  This was the first single released after he changed his name from David (also Davie) Jones to David Bowie. January 14, 1967 – The first “Human Be-In” takes place at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park with more than 25,000 people in attendance. It is the prelude to … Continue reading CDJ Today: January 14 in Classic Rock


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