July 7, 1980 – Led Zeppelin play their last show with the four original members in West Berlin. They close the set with a 17-minute version of “Whole Lotta Love.” Unofficially, the band labeled it the “Cut The Waffle” tour. July 7, 1968 – The Yardbirds disband after a gig in Luton, England. Jimmy Page, with outstanding touring obligations for the Yardbirds, assembles … Continue reading CDJ Today: July 7 in Classic Rock
May 14, 1988 – Led Zeppelin reunites with John Bonham’s son, Jason, playing drums at Atlantic Records’ 40th Anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Other featured artists include Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, Foreigner, Genesis, Vanilla Fudge and Crosby, Stills & Nash. May 14, 1957 – Elvis Presley swallows his own porcelain tooth … Continue reading CDJ Today: May 14 in Classic Rock
March 27, 1986 – Sammy Hagar sings his first concert with Van Halen at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, LA. Nicknamed “Van Hagar”, the show sells out in five minutes. Hagar says, “We had made the commitment that we weren’t going to play any of the old material – only ‘You Really Got Me,’ ‘I Can’t Drive … Continue reading CDJ Today: March 27 in Classic Rock
November 11, 1990 – A 21 year-old AC/DC fan dies after suffering fatal head injuries when a New Jersey State trooper tries to break up a fight in a parking lot after an AC/DC show at Brendan Byrne Arena in New Jersey. The trooper hit the fan causing him to fall backwards and strike his head. The trooper … Continue reading CDJ Today: November 11 in Classic Rock
The Yardbirds, the band that spearheaded the British Blues Boom of the 1960s and brought the world Eric Clapton in 1963, Jeff Beck in 1965 and Jimmy Page in 1966, will tour the East Coast this month. The 12-date trek kicks off March 14th in Old Saybrook, CT and wraps up March 30th in Richmond, … Continue reading The Yardbirds Announce East Coast Tour
God giveth and God taketh away. Never has that phrase been so apt when talking about the life of Eric Clapton. Many of us loosely know about his life, his music, his triumphs and failures, and mostly about the pain he’s endured through most of it, but this documentary really gets down to the particulars … Continue reading Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars – A Great Documentary!
An exciting new documentary about musical maverick and guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck has just been announced. Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story delves deep into the past of the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, looking at the circumstances and inspirations that set him on the path to becoming one of … Continue reading New Jeff Beck Film Set For Release On May 18th