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CDJ Today: May 8 in Classic Rock

May 8, 1965 – Bob Dylan shoots a film clip for his song “Subterranean Homesick Blues” which becomes the forerunner to what we now know as music videos.  The famous “flashcard” clip theme is then duplicated many times in music videos and movies. May 8, 1996 – Tommy Lee and wife Pamela Anderson lose their suit against…MORE

Pink Floyd Exhibition Heading to the States this Summer

Pink Floyd Exhibition Heading to the States this Summer

A Pink Floyd exhibit which has been stationed in London for the past 4 years will head stateside this summer. The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains is scheduled to open in Los Angeles on August 3rd. The exhibition will remain at LA’s Vogue Multicultural Museum through November 28th. Their Mortal Remains is a chronological…MORE

CDJ Today: May 7 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: May 7 in Classic Rock

May 7, 1998 – Steve Perry officially leaves Journey. He is replaced by Steve Augeri, after an agreement made with the rest of the band that if Perry decided not to tour, a new singer could be hired.  Augeri lasts 8 years but must retire after recurring vocal issues. May 7, 2003 – Pete Townshend is cleared of possessing child…MORE

CDJ Today: May 6 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: May 6 in Classic Rock

May 6, 1937 – The Hindenburg airship crashes in New Jersey, killing 36 people. A photograph from this accident is later used as the cover art for Led Zeppelin’s debut album. May 6, 1965 – Keith Richards suffers insomnia in his hotel room in Florida because of a guitar riff running through his head.  He records the hook, falls asleep and wakes…MORE

CDJ Today: May 5 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: May 5 in Classic Rock

May 5, 1963 – At George Harrison‘s urging, the Head of A&R for Decca Records checks out the Rolling Stones at the Crawdaddy Club in London. Within one week, the Stones are signed to Decca. May 5, 2003 – Lewis & Floorwax, two morning DJs from Denver’s KRFX, ask Ted Nugent to leave the studio after he uses derogatory racial terms for…MORE

CDJ Today: May 4 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: May 4 in Classic Rock

May 4, 1973 – Led Zeppelin begin their North American tour in Atlanta, GA.  The tour is billed as the “biggest and most profitable rock and roll tour in the history of the United States,” grossing over $4,000,000.  The three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden are filmed for The Song Remains The Same, although the release date is…MORE

CDJ Today: May 3 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: May 3 in Classic Rock

May 3, 2004 – The U.S. Supreme Court rejects an appeal by bassist Robert Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake who claim they are owed royalties from Ozzy Osbourne. They believe they are entitled to money from the albums Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman. “Their music is literally everywhere,” their lawyer tells justices in a filing. May 3, 1968 – Jimi…MORE

CDJ Today: May 2 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: May 2 in Classic Rock

May 2, 1988 – Living Colour release their debut album Vivid. The album sells over 2 million copies,  and “Cult of Personality” wins a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1990. They were also named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. May 2, 1980 – Joy Division play what will be their last gig with singer Ian Curtis at Birmingham…MORE

CDJ Today: May 1 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: May 1 in Classic Rock

May 1, 1967 – Elvis Presley (32) marries Priscilla Beaulieu (21) at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. This was the first marriage for them both and the only time Elvis was officially married.  The cake cost $3200, which at the time was more than the price of an average car.  The only celebrity guest was comedian Redd…MORE

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