Thursday, 10 November 2016
Today in rock history 10th November
1940 – England’s original shock rocker, Screaming Lord Sutch is born in Harrow. His band was the proving ground for young guitarists like Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Ritchie Blackmore. 1947 – Glen Buxton, longtime guitarist with the Alice Cooper band, is born. 1947 – Greg Lake, singer and guitarist with Emerson, Lake & Palmer, is born in Bournemouth 1965 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Get Off My Cloud,” The Rolling Stones. The song is the group’s second No. 1 single. 1967 – The Moody Blues release their psychedelic masterpiece “Nights in White Satin.” 1973 – John Lennon meets with producer Phil Spector to ask his assistance with a collection of rock ‘n’ roll covers. 1975 – David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with Space Oddity. 1978 – Tonight on British TV you can watch AC/DC perform on Rock Goes to College. 1979 – The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Heartache Tonight’, the group’s 5th and final US No.1. 1986 – Bruce Springsteen releases Live 1975-1985, which goes on to become one of the biggest-selling box sets of all time. 1986 – Bob Dylan gives Gordon Lightfoot the Canadian Hall of Fame Award at a ceremony in Toronto. 1992 – Axl Rose is found guilty of property damage and assault at a 1991 Guns N’ Roses concert in Maryland Heights, Mo. He is given two years probation and ordered to pay a fine. 1994 – Jimmy Page and Robert Plant perform “Stairway to Heaven” for what they assure us is the last time on a Japanese TV programme. 2002 - Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Brian Setzer and Lenny Kravitz made guest appearances on The Simpsons running a rock and roll camp. 2003 – Laryngitis problems force David Bowie to abandon a concert in Nice, France. 2003 – The late Johnny Cash is the subject of a tribute concert in Nashville that sees performances from Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Steve Earle, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. 2003 – Jane’s Addiction play a surprise “flash-mob” gig in London’s Convent Garden. Fans were directed via text message to the location, where they play favorites like “Had a Dad.” 2004 – “Moonshadow” singer Cat Stevens, now trading as Yusuf Islam, receives the Man for Peace prize from ex-Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev in Rome.