Today in rock history Saturday 21st November
1941 – Dr. John (Malcolm John Rebennack) is born in New Orleans.
1942 – Andrew Love, who has blown his horn for the Doobie Brothers and Robert Cray, is born in Memphis.
1963 – Questions in the House of Commons about the Beatles. A
conservative MP asks the home secretary whether the Fab Four should
still be allowed police protection from their screaming fans.
1967 – The Who release their album The Who Sell Out. The between-song
jingles give some hint of the band’s ambition, which also manifests
itself in the mini-rock opera “Rael.”
1968 – Yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage. John Lennon has a tape
recorder sent to the hospital so he can record the last heartbeats of
his son, who is named John Ono Lennon II.
1974 – Jefferson Starship are reunited with Marty Balin onstage at San Francisco’s Winterland.
1975 – Elton John receives a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
1976 – Punk band Chelsea, featuring Billy Idol on vocals, play their
last-ever gig at London’s Nashville club. Billy Idol departs with the
band’s Tony James to start Generation X.
1980 – Don Henley is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a
minor and possession of marijuana, cocaine, and Quaaludes after
paramedics treat a 16-year-old girl suffering from drug intoxication at
his Los Angeles home.
1988 – Jimmy Page begins a British tour at the Birmingham Hummingbird.
1988 – Pink Floyd release their live album Delicate Sound of Thunder.
1991 – The rock group Aerosmith makes a guest appearance on an episode
of the Fox TV animated comedy series “The Simpsons” titled “Flaming
1995 – The 60-track “The Beatles Anthology I” is released including the previously unreleased track “Free As A Bird.”
2003 – Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst requires seven stitches to his face
after being hit by a flying object during the New York stop of their
Back 2 Basics tour with Korn.
2005 – Shots are fired by an unknown assailant at Bret Michaels’ tourbus
in Chicopee, Mass. The Poison singer, who was on the bus at the time,
is hit by falling glass but escapes serious injury.
2007 – the Red Hot Chili Peppers were suing a US network over the name
of its TV show, Californication saying the title was “immediately
associated in the mind of the consumer” with its 1999 album and single