Contact Us
Anniversaries

Anniversaries

MGM / UA / Scotti Brothers / EMI
MGM / UA / Scotti Brothers / EMI

35 Years Ago: Survivor Deliver Knockout Punch to ‘Rocky III’ With ‘Eye of the Tiger’

Survivor tasted their first Top 40 success with their second album, 1981's Premonition, but they were still waiting for their big break when they started working on their third LP.

Read More

Category: Anniversaries Tags:
Apple Music
Apple Music

The Beatles Turn Back the Clock on ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’: The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song

If “When I’m Sixty-Four” sounds so simple a child could have written it, that’s what kind of happened.

Read More

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

45 Years Ago: Little Feat Find Their Voice on ‘Sailin’ Shoes’

Little Feat's long, strange musical journey took a satisfying creative leap with their second album, 1972's Sailin' Shoes.

Read More

Reprise
Reprise

45 Years Ago: Randy Newman Releases His Masterpiece, ‘Sail Away’

Randy Newman was already a favorite among critics, fellow songwriters and music's elite when he released his third album in May 1972.

Read More

Category: Anniversaries Tags:
YouTube
YouTube

George Harrison Gets Deep on ‘Within You Without You': The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song

"Within You Without You," the otherworldly last song completed for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, is hardly a Beatles song at all.

Read More

Ozzfest
Ozzfest

20 Years Ago: The First Ozzfest Kicks Off in Virginia

After being shunned by Lollapalooza organizers, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne decided to start their own music festival.

Read More

Category: Anniversaries Tags:
Wikimedia
Wikimedia

The Beatles Take a Flight of Fancy With ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!': The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song

The Beatles' strikingly vivid "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" found inspiration in the most unusual of places.

Read More

Daily Mail
Daily Mail

The Beatles Rip ‘She’s Leaving Home’ From the Headlines: The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song

When Paul McCartney began writing “She’s Leaving Home,” he didn’t know he had met Melanie Coe.

Read More

John Pratt, Getty Images
John Pratt, Getty Images

Paul McCartney Praises Pot, Slams Fans on ‘Fixing a Hole’: The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song

For a while, there were two prevailing opinions on what “Fixing a Hole,” the fifth track on the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, was about.

Read More

John Pratt, Getty Images
John Pratt, Getty Images

The Beatles Balance Light and Dark on ‘Getting Better': The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song

Interestingly, the song's title didn't spring from the rich imaginations of either John Lennon or Paul McCartney.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ultimateclassicrock.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Ultimate Classic Rock quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!