Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Today in rock history 17th November

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.

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