Today in rock history Tuesday 17th November
1941 – Byrds guitarist/songwriter Gene Clark is born in Tipton, Mo.
1946 – Jethro Tull lead guitarist Martin Barre is born in Lancashire, England.
1958 – DJ Alan Freed learns today that his trial
for inciting a riot has been postponed until January of next year. The
riot occurred during a Boston rock show he was promoting in May 1958.
1963 – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet singer Gene Pitney at a taping of the British pop program Thank Your Lucky Stars. They give him their song “That Girl Belongs to Yesterday.”
1971 – The Faces release their third album, A Nod Is as Good as a Wink to a Blind Horse.
1978 – Led Zeppelin record two takes of their new
song “All My Love.”
1978- Signs of things to come at a Bob Dylan show at the
San Diego Sports Arena. A fan throws a silver cross onstage, which Dylan
picks up and slips into one of his pockets.
1980 – John Lennon’s Grammy-winning “Double Fantasy” two-record set is released.
1987 – During a concert in Los Angeles, U2’s Bono
pulls a person from the audience to sing along to the band’s version of
“People Get Ready.” In turn, the aspiring singer hands Bono a demo tape.
1990 – David Crosby crashes his motorcycle in Los Angeles and breaks his
shoulder, left leg, and ankle. Police say the speeding singer wasn’t
wearing a helmet, either.
1994 – Bob Dylan spends the first of two days taping an episode of MTV
Unplugged at New York’s Sony Studios. The show is broadcast in December.
1999 – Rumors leak to the press that record
executive Clive Davis is about to be removed from Arista, the label he
founded, after a power struggle with Arista’s owner. However, Davis, who
produced Santana’s comeback record Supernatural, stays on to the end of his contract.
2006 – U2’s Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts
Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make
Poverty History concert in Melbourne.
2007 – The Eagles were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Long Road Out
Of Eden’ the bands seventh studio album and first since 1979.