Kevin Cronin


Classic Rock Almanac October 6, 2018

October 6, 2018


2007-Steppenwolf play the last concert of their 40-year career, at Ripken Stadium in the Baltimore suburb of Aberdeen, Maryland.

2005-The Rolling Stones' show at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville is stopped for about half an hour while police and three bomb-sniffing dogs search the stage and surrounding area.

2005-U2 is the only guest on Late Night With Conan O'Brien. It's the first time in its 13-year history that the N-B-C show devotes an entire hour to one guest.

1995-Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar place their handprints in cement as Van Halen is inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk.

1984-David Bowie's Tonight album peaks in Billboard at number-11.

1980-Former Sex Pistols singer John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) is arrested in Dublin after a bar-room brawl. He's later sentenced to a three-month jail term, but acquitted on appeal.

1978-Mick Jagger apologizes to the Reverend Jesse Jackson after Jackson denounces the Rolling Stones' song "Some Girls" as racist, but declines to change the lyrics.

1962-The Beatles do their first record signing. The day after the release of "Love Me Do," fans line up for autographs at Dawson's Music Stores in Widnes, England.


Tommy Stinson - 52 years old
Barely in his teens when he joined his brother's band, which became The Replacements, the bassist, singer and guitarist has also been a solo artist, the leader of Bash and Pop and Perfect and a member of both Guns n' Roses and Soul Asylum. Born 1966.

Kevin Cronin - 67 years old
REO Speedwagon singer. Born 1951.