Classic Rock

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Here’s a track-by-track guide to Guns N’ Roses‘ ‘Use Your Illusion’ albums, released on this date in 1991: Guns N’ Roses ‘Use Your Illusion’: The Stories Behind Every Song Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/8104368896303076

17 Sept 1969, Media on both sides of the Atlantic were running stories that said Paul McCartney was dead. He was supposedly killed in a car accident in Scotland on November 9th, 1966 and that a double had been taking his place for public appearances. In fact, Paul and his girlfriend Jane Asher were on […]

17 Sept 1978, The video for Queen’s single ‘Bicycle Race’ was filmed at Wimbledon Stadium, Wimbledon, UK. It featured 65 naked female professional models racing around the stadium’s track on bicycles, which had been hired for the day. The rental company was reported to have requested payment for all the saddles when they found out […]

Charting more than 50 years of changing faces in Deep Purple: Deep Purple Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/8106048042801828

16 Sept 2006, Bob Dylan was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Modern Times.’ Entering the U.S. charts at No.1, making it Dylan’s first album to reach that position since 1976’s Desire, 30 years prior. At 65, Dylan became the oldest living musician to top the Billboard albums chart. (85 year-old Tony Bennett […]

16 Sept 1967, Jimi Hendrix’s debut LP, Are You Experienced? entered the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, where it stayed for 106 weeks, including 77 weeks in the Top 40. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it No.15 on their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and two years later it was selected for permanent […]

Bruce Hornsby played the first of more than 100 concerts with the Grateful Dead today in 1990: The Night Bruce Hornsby Played His First Grateful Dead Show Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/8099227646817201

16 Sept 1977, 29-year-old former T Rex singer Marc Bolan was killed instantly when the car driven by his girlfriend, Gloria Jones, left the road and hit a tree in Barnes, London. Miss Jones broke her jaw in the accident. The couple were on the way to Bolan’s home in Richmond after a night out […]

15 Spet 2019, Ric Ocasek the former lead singer with The Cars was found dead in his New York City apartment, he was 75. The Cars formed in Boston in the mid-1970s by Ocasek and band-mate Benjamin Orr after they met at high school. Their early hits included ‘Just What I Needed’, ‘My Best Friend’s […]

15 Sept 1965, Otis Redding released his third studio album Otis Blue. The album mainly consists of cover songs by popular R&B and soul artists, and, bar one track, was recorded in a 24-hour period over July 9/10 1965 at the Stax Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee and includes the classic tracks ‘Ole Man Trouble”, […]


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