Classic Rock Almanac

Neil Young

Classic Rock Almanac May 4, 2018

In 1970 at Kent State University in Ohio, four students are killed and 11 wounded by National Guard troops at an anti-Vietnam War demonstration. Reacting to the tragedy later in the month, Neil Young writes "Ohio," which Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young records
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Bob Seger

Classic Rock Almanac May 3, 2018

In 1980 Against the Wind by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band hits #1 on the Billboard album chart.
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Bruce Springsteen

Classic Rock Almanac May 2, 2018

In 1972 a scheduled "15-minute audition" by Bruce Springsteen for Columbia A&R man John Hammond turns into a two-hour performance and an invitation from Hammond to return the next day to cut demos.
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Classic Rock Almanac May 1, 2018

In 1966 The Beatles' final UK concert is a 15-minute set at the New Musical Express Awards at London's Wembley Arena.
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Steve Miller

Classic Rock Almanac April 30, 2018

In 1982 The Steve Miller Band records "Abracadabra."
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 Bob Seger

Classic Rock Almanac April 29, 2018

In 1980 Bob Seger's Against the Wind is certified gold. The album spends six weeks at #1 and yields four Top 40 hits.
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Ozzy Osbourne

Classic Rock Almanac April 28, 2018

In 1987, on a plane filled with students returning to Boston from spring break in Miami, Ozzy Osbourne buys three rounds of drinks and sings "Crazy Train" over the PA.
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Ace Frehley

Classic Rock Almanac April 27, 2018

Ace Frehley celebrates 67 today!
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Gary Wright performs

Classic Rock Almanac April 26, 2018

Gary Wright celebrates 75 today!
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Stu Cook

Classic Rock Almanac April 25, 2018

Stu Cook of CCR celebrates 73 today!
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