Today in rock history Sunday 1st November
1946 – Rick Grech of Blind Faith is born.
1962 – Having just released their first single in England, the Beatles
return to their Star-Club stomping grounds in Hamburg for a two-week
1962 – Born on this day, Anthony Kiedis, singer, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
1963 – The Beatles kick off their first headlining tour of England at
Cheltenham’s Odeon Theatre, supported by Peter Jay & the Jaywalkers,
the Brook Brothers, and the Vernon Girls.
1965 – A Rolling Stones gig in Rochester, N.Y., comes to an abrupt halt
after seven minutes when 3,000 fans try to rush the stage.
1968 – George Harrison releases his soundtrack to the psychedelic film Wonderwall. It’s the first-ever Beatles solo release.
1979 – Bob Dylan plays the first night of his Slow Train Coming tour in
San Francisco, playing an entire set of all-new religious material. He’s
1994 – Nirvana’s “MTV Unplugged” performance is released as “MTV
Unplugged in New York.” Two tracks not aired on the MTV Broadcast appear
on the album.
1994 – Megadeth release Youthanasia, filled with such optimistic thrash
gems as “Addicted to Chaos.” The album peaks at No. 4 in the Billboard
2003 – Bruce Springsteen and Michael J. Fox
perform “Light of Day,” the title track of the 1987 movie starring Fox,
during a Parkinson’s Disease benefit at New Jersey’s Stone Pony.
2006 – My Chemical Romance are dissapointed as their massively hyped
album The Black Parade is beaten to the No.1 spot by the soundtrack to
TV’s Hannah Montana.
2006 – Grocery clerk Paul McPike sues Green Day, alleging he wrote their hit “American Idiot” way back in 1992.