Classic Rock

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12th June 1989, The Elvis Presley Autoland Museum opened at Graceland. The museum contained over 30 cars which were owned by Presley including his famous Pink Cadillac, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Stutz Blackhawks, a 1975 Dino Ferrari, a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, and the red MG that Elvis drove in the film Blue Hawaii. See our Things […]

If you were in one of the biggest bands in the world, how far would you go to promote a new record release? If you were Grand Funk Railroad, you would put up a billboard in New York. But it wouldn’t be a normal billboard. On June 14, 1970, Grand Funk Railroad unveiled their new […]

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The Jeff Beck Group played at the Fillmore East in New York City on June 14, 1968. The band had a new singer who was apparently scared of the audience at first so he hid behind some speakers for the first song. The new singer was Rod Stewartt who was 23 years old at the […]

13th June 1934, Born on this day, Uriel Jones, session drummer for Motown Records’ in-house studio band, the Funk Brothers, during the 1960s and early 1970s. Jones played on many Motown classics including ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’, by Marvin Gaye, ‘Cloud Nine’ by the Temptations, ‘I Second That Emotion’ by Smokey Robinson & […]

“Tarkus”, the second album by Emerson, Lake & Palmere, was released on June 14, 1971.The first side is the seven-part “Tarkus”, with a collection of shorter tracks on side two. Tarkus went to number one in the UK Albums Chart and peaked at number 9 in the US. The cover artwork was commissioned from the […]

13th June 1975, Peter Frampton played the first of two nights at the Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California. Recordings from these two shows were used as part of his No.1 double album ‘Frampton Comes Alive’. It became the best-selling album of 1976, selling over 6 million copies in the US and Frampton Comes Alive! was […]

The Beatles released the LP “Beatles VI” on June 14, 1965. It was the Beatles’ seventh Capitol Records release in the United States and Canada (including The Beatles’ Story). It was the ninth album released into that market in less than one and a half years (Vee-Jay Records and United Artists Records also released one […]

13th June 1995, Alanis Morissette released her studio album, Jagged Little Pill. The album went on to sell over 30 million copies world-wide, and made Morissette the first female Canadian to score a US No.1 album. ‘Jagged Little Pill’ featured the massive hits, ‘You Oughta Know’, ‘Hand in My Pocket’, ‘Ironic’, and ‘You Learn’. Do […]

On June 10 & 11 in 1967, the KFRC Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival was held at the 4,000 seat Sidney B. Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre high on the south face of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California. At least 36,000 people attended the two-day concert and fair that was the first of a […]


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