Today in rock history Sunday 22nd November
1950 – Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads is born in Coronado, Calif.
1950 – E Street Band guitarist Little Steven Van Zand is born.
1955 – Sun Records sells Elvis Presley’s contract to RCA for $40,000.
Sun boss Sam Phillips invested his portion of the money into the
fledging Holiday Inn chain.
1961 – Bob Dylan finishes recording his self-titled debut in the second of two three-hour sessions.
1963 – The Beatles release their second album, With the Beatles, which already has advance orders of 300,000 copies.
1967 – George Harrison has his first session recording the soundtrack to the psychedelic film Wonderwall.
1981 – Tonight at Chicago’s Checker Board Lounge, blues giant Muddy
Waters is joined by fans Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood
for a jam onstage.
1982 – Led Zeppelin release their outtakes album Coda. The collection goes to No. 6 in the U.S.
1997 – Michael Hutchence, lead singer of Australia’s premiere pop
phenomenon, INXS, is found hanging in his fifth floor suite at the Ritz-
Carlton hotel in Sydney.
2003 – ZZ Top become the final rock band to play their hometown’s
legendary venue, the Houston Compaq Center. The trio first played there
in November 1975.
2010 – Vince Neil says he is “Taking a beating” on Skating with the stars.