Today in rock history Tuesday 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.
1948 – Greg Lake, singer and guitarist with Emerson, Lake & Palmer, is born in Bournemouth, England.
1953 – Midge Ure of Ultravox is born in Glasgow, Scotland. He also became, in his own words, "Thin Lizzy's worst guitarist.
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.”
1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
1975 – David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Space
Oddity, the track was first released in 1969 to tie in with the Apollo
11 moon landing.
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.
2003 – The paperback edition of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s
“Journals,” bolstered with 14 pages of new material, including an
extended narrative about a semifictional serial killer, is released.
2003 – Jane’s Addiction play a surprise “flash-mob” gig in London’s Convent Garden.