Today in rock history Saturday 31st October
1945 – Roxy Music bassist Rik Kenton is born
1945 – Russ Ballard, who as the lead singer for Argent, wrote “God Gave
Rock ‘n’ Roll to You,” is born in Waltham Cross, England.
1961 – U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. is born in Dublin.
1964 – Bob Dylan performs a Halloween concert at
New York’s Philharmonic Hall. CBS is recording the show for a possible
live album. Dylan shows off a new composition called “Advice to
Geraldine on Her Miscellaneous Birthday.”
1966 – King Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) of the Beastie Boys is born in Brooklyn, New York.
1967 – Having spent a night at Wormwood Scrubs
Prison, Rolling Stone Brian Jones is ordered to spend nine months in
jail after pleading guilty to marijuana possession. He appeals the
judge’s decision and is released on bail.
1968 – Linda Eastman arrives in England to take up living with Paul McCartney.
1974 – Led Zeppelin officially launch their Swan Song label with a party at England’s Chislehurst Caves.
1992 – Tonight on ABC, stay-at-home trick-or-treaters can watch the
Halloween Jam at Universal Studios, featuring AC/DC, the Black Crowes,
Ozzy Osbourne, and Slaughter.
1998 – Kiss kicks off its Psycho-Circus tour with a Halloween
extravaganza in Los Angeles that dazzles thousands of fans, many of whom
arrive in costumes.
2003 – Jane’s Addiction play a surprise “flash mob” gig outside London’s
Brixton Academy immediately after their Halloween show there. Fans were
invited to the karaoke-styled set via text message.