Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Today in rock history 4th November

Today in rock history Wednesday 4th November
1956 – Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott is born in Hereford, England.
  1961 – Bob Dylan gives a concert at the Carnegie Chapter Hall in New York. Only 43 people attend.
 1963 – The Beatles appear on London’s U.K. Royal Variety Show, which is attended by the Queen Mother.
  1968 – At Abbey Road Studios, Pink Floyd record “Point Me at the Sky” and “Careful With That Axe, Eugene.”
 1969 – Led Zeppelin play a disastrous gig at Ontario’s Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. John Bonham is too ill to perform “Moby Dick.” Jimmy Page blows out his amplifier. And only 2,000 people turn up to see the band.
 1972 – The Doobie Brothers go to No. 11 on the singles chart with “Listen to the Music.”
 1976 – A Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band concert at New York’s Palladium Theater is delayed when someone phones in a bomb threat. Springsteen later jokes it was done by a former manager who’s suing him.
  1978 – Boston plays in the city of Boston for the first time, a sold-out show at the Boston Garden.
 1978 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are sued by a former bass player. Greg Reeves wants $1 million in unpaid royalties.
 1994 – Fred “Sonic” Smith, guitarist with agit-rockers the MC5 and husband of Patti Smith, dies of a heart attack in Detroit. He was 45.
 2003 – VH1 films the opening night of Kid Rock’s winter tour in Detroit for a Christmas special. Keeping it seasonal, Rock performs “Frosty the Blowman” and “Santa Baby.”
  2007 – The Eagles went to No.1 on the UK album chart for the first time ever – 33 years after their debut album On the Border.
 2010 – RUSH is honored at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards on This Day in Rock Music History! in New York City with the Legend of Live award, which “honors groups or individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and acknowledges the recipients’ commitment to the art of performing live and reaching fans through the concert experience.”

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