Today in rock history Wednesday 22nd October
1943 – 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 – 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
2000 – R.E.M. graces its Athens, Ga., hometown with the band’s first
concert appearance there in eight years. The three-song performance,
held on the steps of the Athens Clarke County Courthouse, comes as part
of Land Aid, a local festival that strives to improve the economic
environment of Athens and its surrounding area.
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.