Friday, 21 October 2016
Today in rock history 22nd October
1942 - Bobby Fuller, he of the Bobby Fuller Four, is born in Baytown, Texas. 1945 – Mountain’s main mountain, Leslie West is born in New York. 1964 – The High Numbers fail an audition with the record company EMI. The band would become better known as the Who. 1965 – The Beatles record the electric piano solo for “In My Life.” 1969 – After issuing an official statement denying he is dead, Paul McCartney goes to Scotland to enjoy a vacation. 1976 – The soundtrack to Led Zeppelin’s The Song Remains the Same is released as the concert film opens nationwide. 1982 – If you were in Worcester, Mass., it is Van Halen Day. Local fans had handed over a petition to the band demanding it play another date there. They managed to secure 25,000 signatures. 1994 – A Bob Dylan show in Rochester, N.Y., is interrupted by a stage invasion that turns out to have been orchestrated by the makers of a documentary about Dylan. 1994 – Producer Jimmy Miller dies in Boulder, Colo. He gave the rock back to the Rolling Stones when he produced “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” and worked on their finest records, as well as albums by Traffic and Motorhead. 1996: Journey released their first album in ten years Trial by Fire which went on to peak at number three on the Billboard 200 album chart & sell a million copies in the U.S. 1998 – Still on the road, Bob Dylan plays Duluth, Minn., in what is generally considered a homecoming gig for the former Hibbing resident. 2003 – UK comedy/glam rockers The Darkness resume their tour in London, after cancelling three dates, with singer Justin Hawkins denies tabloid reports that he has throat cancer. 2008 – Some homeless man claimed a £2,000(about $3800 US) reward for returning a waxwork head of Paul McCartney.