Today in rock history Friday 27th November
1942 – Jimi Hendrix is born in Seattle.
1962 – Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin is born in San Francisco.
1964 – The Beatles release their single “I Feel Fine” in the U.K. and
are seen performing on tonight’s edition of the British TV show Ready
1964 – Mick Jagger is fined approximately $18 for
reckless driving in England. His lawyer spins the following defense for
him “The Duke of Marlborough had much longer hair than my client and he
won some famous battles. He powdered his, too, because of the fleas. My
client has no fleas. The Emperor Caesar Augustus also had rather long
hair. He won many great victories. Barristers, too, wear long hair in
the shape of wigs with curled-up ends. A lost license will seriously
affect Jagger’s mobility and that of the Rolling Stones group. Britain
needs every dollar she can earn, and the Rolling Stones earn more
dollars than many professional exporters. Put out of your minds the
nonsense talked about these young men, the Rolling Stones. They are not
long-haired idiots, but highly intelligent university men.”
1969 – The Rolling Stones play Madison Square Garden, a show recorded
and released as Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!
1971 – Led Zeppelin IV enters the Billboard
albums chart at No. 36. Jimmy Page remembers, “We all had a good laugh
when the record went into the charts and they had to reproduce the
symbols instead of a conventional title.”
1981 – The Allman Brothers Band and the Grateful Dead cancel a show at
Orlando’s Tangerine Bowl because only 10,000 tickets have been sold to
the 60,000-seat arena.
1986 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “You Give Love a Bad Name,” Bon Jovi.
1995 – The Beatles’ Anthology I sets a first-week sales record, shifting 1.2 million copies in the U.S.
1997 – A memorial service is held for Michael Hutchence in Sydney.
2003 – Radiohead play “Creep” in the U.K. for the first time in two years during a massive concert at London’s Earls Court.
2003 – Billboard reports that the Rolling Stones’ Licks tour was the
second highest grossing tour of all time, beaten out only by their
Voodoo Lounge jaunt in 1994-1995.