Sunday, 15 November 2015

Today in rock history 15th November

Today in rock history Sunday 15th November
1950 – Pub rock performer Graham Parker is born in East London.
1959 – Johnny & the Moondogs – made up of future Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison – take part in the finals of a talent competition in which the winner appears on English TV’s Star Search. Unfortunately, the last bus back to Liverpool leaves before the judging is due to occur, and the band is forced to pull out.
  1964 – In the middle of a tour of America, the Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones is hospitalized with a fever and misses the band’s last four concerts.
  1965 – The Beatles complete their sessions for Rubber Soul.
 1968 – Janis Joplin performs with Big Brother & the Holding Company for the last time on the East Coast at New York’s Hunter College.
 1969 – Janis Joplin is arrested for allegedly using obscene language at a concert in Tampa, Fla. 
 1974 – The Faces release “You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything,” which becomes their last single when Rod Stewart announces he’s leaving the band in 1976.
 1992 – Ozzy Osbourne swears that tonight’s show in Costa Mesa, Calif., will be his last concert ever. He’s joined onstage by Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward in an emotional reunion and, not surprisingly, is eventually convinced to return to performing.
 2000 – The man who nearly a year earlier broke into the home of and stabbed former Beatle George Harrison is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the U.K.’s Oxford Crown Court. Michael Abram is ordered confined to a mental hospital indefinitely for his attack on Harrison and his wife, which left George with a punctured lung.

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