Classic Rock

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Did you ever wonder how people came up with their 'signature' look? Here's a goos example… On Sept. 5, 1966, John Lennon went to Germany to begin filming his first and only major movie role, appearing as "Pvt. Gripweed" in director Richard Lester's latest movie, the WWII satire "How I Won the War." As part […]

5th Sept 1970, Janis Joplin started recording sessions recording a version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song 'Me and Bobby McGee'. Joplin, (who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson's from the beginning of her career to her death), topped the US singles chart with the song in 1971 after her death, […]

"Whiskey bottles and brand new cars, oak tree you're in my way" On Sept. 5, 1976, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington crashed his new Ford Torino into a tree. His injuries forced the band to cancel an upcoming tour. The band even fined Gary $5000.00 because of it. While Gary was recovering, the band wrote a […]

George Allen Miles, Jr. would have been celebrating his 71st birthday today. You will know him better as Buddy Miles. He was a founding member of The Electric Flag, a member of Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys, founder and leader of The Buddy Miles Express and later, the Buddy Miles Band. In addition to Jimi […]

5th Sept 1946, Born on this day, Freddie Mercury singer, songwriter with Queen who had the 1975 UK No.1 single 'Bohemian Rhapsody' also UK No.1 in 1991, plus over 40 other UK Top 40 singles. 1980 US No.1 single 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'. Solo, (1987 UK No. 4 single 'The Great Pretender'). Mercury died […]

4th Sept 1971, Taken from the album 'Ram', Paul and Linda McCartney went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the US only released 'Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey'. McCartney's first US solo No.1. Paul would later explain that "Uncle Albert" was based on his real-life uncle. "He's someone I recall fondly and when […]

This is one of our favorite stories to do each year. By Sept. of 1965, the members of The Who decided that they need some type of security for their equipment van. They decided to get a guard dog. So, on Sept. 4, they went to England's Battersea Dog's Home to find a big scary […]

We guess Sept. 4th is a good day to ban songs from the radio in big cities… On Sept. 4, 1959, New York City's WCBS radio station banned Bobby Darin's massive hit "Mack The Knife" after 17-year-old gang member Salvador Agron fatally stabbed two teens in New York. Then nine years later, on Sept. 4th […]

The movie “To Sir With Love” was released in the US in June of 1967. It became at hit. On Sept. 4th of that year, the single “To Sir With Love” by Lulu was released and by Oct. 1st, it was the #1 song in the US. Does this bring back any memories? Read […]

In the song "Soul Man" by Sam && Dave, many people hear the words "I was educated at Woodstock". Nope. The song was released on Sept. 4, 1967, just about 2 years before the Woodstock festival, so it would make no sense for those words to be part of the lyrics. The actual lyrics for […]

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