Today in rock history Thursday 26th November
1938 – Tina Turner is born Annie Bullock in Nutbush, Tenn.
1945 – Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie is born in London.
1946 – Bert Ruiter, bassist with Dutch prog rockers Focus, is born.
1962 – The Beatles record their first session for the “Please Please Me” single at Abbey Road’s Studio 2.
1964 – Bluesman Howlin’ Wolf kicks off an English club tour at London’s Marquee.
1968 – Cream plays its farewell concert. The sellout performance is held at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
1969 – John Lennon participates in his last session with the Beatles,
mixing and editing their B-side “You Know My Name (Look Up the Number).”
1973 – The New York Dolls perform a concert in a London restaurant.
1974 – Led Zeppelin spend their time rehearsing at London’s Livewire Theatre while they wait for the release of Physical Graffiti. The record company was holding up the album’s release due to its complicated cutout sleeve.
1979 – Bob Dylan’s all-gospel show gets an angry
reaction in Tempe, Ariz. Dylan himself spends most of his time onstage
berating the audience and then refuses to play an encore.
1988 – The Russian rocket Soyuz sends Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder album where it belongs into deep space.
2002 – Sum 41, punk heir apparents to Blink-182, release their third album Does This Look Infected? on Island/Def Jam.