Monday, 21 November 2016

Today in rock history 21st November

1940 – Dr. John, the New Orleans pianist is born today 1941 – Andrew Love, who has blown his horn for the Doobie Brothers and Robert Cray, is born in Memphis. 1963 – Questions in the House of Commons about the Beatles. A conservative MP asks the home secretary whether the Fab Four should still be allowed police protection from their screaming fans. 1967 – The Who release their album The Who Sell Out. The between-song jingles give some hint of the band’s ambition, which also manifests itself in the mini-rock opera “Rael.” 1967 – The Beatles are in an editing suite on London’s Old Compton Street putting together their Magical Mystery Tour film. 1968 – Yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage. John Lennon has a Nagra tape recorder sent to the hospital so he can record the last heartbeats of his son, who is named John Ono Lennon II. 1974 – Jefferson Starship are reunited with Marty Balin onstage at San Francisco’s Winterland. 1975 – Elton John receives a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. 1976 – Punk band Chelsea, featuring Billy Idol on vocals, play their last-ever gig at London’s Nashville club. Billy Idol departs with the band’s Tony James to start Generation X. 1980 – Don Henley is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of marijuana, cocaine, and Quaaludes after paramedics treat a 16-year-old girl suffering from drug intoxication at his Los Angeles home. 1981 – In Lakeland, Fla., Bob Dylan wraps up his Shot of Love tour with one of his longest shows ever. He plays 28 songs and six encores. It’s also the first time he plays “Every Grain of Sand.” 1988 – Jimmy Page begins a British tour at the Birmingham Hummingbird. 1988 – Pink Floyd release their live album Delicate Sound of Thunder. 1991 – The rock group Aerosmith makes a guest appearance on an episode of the Fox TV animated comedy series “The Simpsons” titled “Flaming Moe’s.” 1995 – The 60-track “The Beatles Anthology I” is released including the previously unreleased track “Free As A Bird.” 1995 - Peter Grant, manager of Led Zeppelin and widely credited for improving pay and conditions for musicians in dealings with concert promoters died of a heart attack while driving to his home in Eastbourne, U.K. He was 60 years old. 2002 - Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, the surviving members of The Doors announced that they would be performing again with Ian Astbury of The Cult singing & Stewart Copeland of The Police on drums. 2003 – Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst requires seven stitches to his face after being hit by a flying object during the New York stop of their Back 2 Basics tour with Korn. 2005 – Shots are fired by an unknown assailant at Bret Michaels’ tourbus in Chicopee, Mass. The Poison singer, who was on the bus at the time, is hit by falling glass but escapes serious injury. 2007 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers were suing a US network over the name of its TV show, Californication saying the title was “immediately associated in the mind of the consumer” with its 1999 album and single release.

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