Today in rock history Monday 30th November
1945 – Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover is born in Brecon, Wales.
1955 – Billy Idol (William Broad) is born in Stanmore, England.
1957 – Psychedelic Furs guitarist John Ashton is born.
1960 – The Beatles perform at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg for the last time.
1965 – Bob Dylan releases his single “Please Crawl Out Your Window.”
1972 – Wings release their single “Hi, Hi, Hi.” However, the BBC bans
the record because it declares the lyrics “unsuitable” for broadcast.
1976 – Bob Dylan releases his single “Rita May.”
2000 – Creed is the big winner with four awards at the first My VH1
Music Awards, presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
2002 – Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates
when frontman Liam Gallagher sustains injuries to his mouth and teeth in
a Munich hotel brawl.
2003 – The corner of Bowery and Second Street in New York is renamed Joey Ramone Place, in honour of the late punk icon.
2006 – The sale of Syd Barrett’s final belongings were sold by
Cheffins auctioneers in Cambridge, England. The sale of the 77 items
raised £119,890 ($233,786). Ten paintings alone raised over £55,000 and
two bicycles over £10,000. The sale included such things as the
armchair he used to sit in, his home-made bread bin, tools, notebooks
and binders and books. The sale catalogue described Barrett – who quit Pink Floyd in 1968 – as a man with a “total disinterest in
2006 – Pearl Jam plays a secret show outdoors at the Waimea Valley
Audubon Center on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, as part of the opening
festivities for the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational surfing
2010 – Jack White responded directly to fans’ backlash against an eBay auction
hosted by his own Third Man Records for one of five coveted copies of
The White Stripes‘ first album reissue, on the double-colored vinyl
edition set for extremely limited release in select stores and TMR’s