Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Today in rock history 2nd November
1944 – Keyboardist Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer is born in the U.K 1947 – Bassist Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull is born. 1963 – Bass player Bobby Dall, better known as the quiet one in Poison, is born in Florida. 1963 – Dion storms out of a taping of the English TV show Ready Steady Go! after complaining that the go-go dancers are distracting him from his performance. 1967 – Pink Floyd spend the day at Abbey Road Studios in London recording “Paintbox.” The Rick Wright composition will be the B-side to their third single, “Apples and Oranges.” 1968 – Cream perform at Madison Square Garden during their farewell tour. The band is given a platinum disc commemorating American sales of the double album Wheels of Fire. 1973 – Ringo Starr releases his star-studded album Ringo. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison all perform on the record. 1976 – In an interview with the BBC program The Old Grey Whistle Test, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and manager Peter Grant explain they got the idea to make The Song Remains the Same after using large TV screens at their 1975 Earl’s Court concerts. 1979 - The Who’s second musical film Quadrophenia was released in the U.S. The film featured the acting debut of Sting where he played Ace Face. 2007 – Ozzy Osbourne claimed his reputation had been tarnished after a party supposedly involving him was organized by US police officers to round up missing criminal suspects. 2007 – The mighty Led Zeppelin’s eagerly-awaited reunion concert in London was postponed for two weeks after guitarist Jimmy Page broke a finger.