This Week in Classic Rock History

Historic events this week from John Lennon, Rod Stewart, Janis Joplin and Tom Petty

SEPTEMBER 30, 1988: LENNON RECEIVES STAR ON WALK OF FAME
Nearly 8 years after his death, Lennon received his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

The Beatles received their own star on Christmas Day… 10 years later.

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OCTOBER 2, 2017: TOM PETTY DIES
Tom Petty suffered an early morning heart attack on October 2, 2017.

He was taken off life support after family and bandmates said their goodbyes.

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OCTOBER 2, 1971: ROD STEWART’S #1’s
Rod Stewart scored a #1 hit with the “Maggie May” b/w “Reason to Believe” single on the same day his Every Picture Tells a Story album went to #1.

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OCTOBER 4, 1970: JANIS JOPLIN DIES

Concern for her well-being grew when she failed to show to a recording session.

She passed away from an accidental heroin overdose.

She was 27 years old.