Monday, 31 October 2016
Today in rock history 1st November
1946 – Rick Grech of Blind Faith is born 1962 – Having just released their first single in England, the Beatles return to their Star-Club stomping grounds in Hamburg for a two-week residency. 1962 – Born on this day, Anthony Kiedis, singer, Red Hot Chili Peppers. 1963 – The Beatles kick off their first headlining tour of England at Cheltenham’s Odeon Theatre, supported by Peter Jay & the Jaywalkers, the Brook Brothers, and the Vernon Girls. Some rabid fans line up for more than two days to snag tickets. 1964 – On The Ed Sullivan Show tonight, you can watch the Dave Clark Five perform “Glad All Over.” 1965 – A Rolling Stones gig in Rochester, N.Y., comes to an abrupt halt after seven minutes when 3,000 fans try to bum-rush the stage. 1968 – George Harrison releases his soundtrack to the psychedelic film Wonderwall. It’s the first-ever Beatles solo release. 1979 – Bob Dylan plays the first night of his Slow Train Coming tour in San Francisco, playing an entire set of all-new religious material. He’s booed. 1986 – Whilst filming the risible Hearts of Fire in Canada, Bob Dylan performs with the Paul James Band in a bar in Markham, Ontario. 1994 – Nirvana’s “MTV Unplugged” performance is released as “MTV Unplugged in New York.” Two tracks not aired on the MTV Broadcast appear on the album. 2003 – Bruce Springsteen and Michael J. Fox perform “Light of Day,” the title track of the 1987 movie starring Fox, during a Parkinson’s Disease benefit at New Jersey’s Stone Pony. 2004 - Grand Funk Railroad manager Terry Knight was murdered in his apartment in Temple, TX. He was 61 years old. His killer was sentenced to life in prison the following year. 2006 – My Chemical Romance are dissapointed as their massively hyped album The Black Parade is beaten to the No.1 spot by the soundtrack to TV’s Hannah Montana. 2006 – Elton John begs his record label to drop him, claiming they barely promoted new album The Captain & The Kid. 2006 – Grocery clerk Paul McPike sues Green Day, alleging he wrote their hit “American Idiot” way back in 1992.