Today in rock history Saturday 7th November
1943 – Joni Mitchell (Roberta Joan Anderson) is born in Fort McLeod,
1954 – Born on this day, Robin Beck, singer.
1960 – Born on this day, Tommy Thayer, lead guitarist, took over Ace Frehley’s character in Kiss of the ‘Spaceman.’
1968 – At a Doors concert in Phoenix, Jim Morrison asks the audience to
stand up. That’s enough for the local authorities to ban the group from
1971 – Born on this day, Robin Finck, American guitarist, Nine Inch Nails and Guns N’ Roses.
1974 – Ted Nugent wins the National Squirrel Shooting Archery Contest,
according to Rolling Stone. Nugent successfully picked off one of the
friendly rodents at a distance of 150 yards.
1988 – John Fogerty is victorious in the court
case brought against him by Fantasy Records. The label, which owns his
recordings with Creedence Clearwater Revival, alleged he plagiarized his
own “Run Through the Jungle” on his 1985 hit “The Old Man Down the
2002 – A riot breaks out in Vancouver after Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl
Rose fails to appear for the kickoff show on the band’s first North
American tour since 1993. It is an ill-omen for the tour, which stutters
to an abrupt halt with the cancellation of all remaining dates a month
2003 – Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
2003 – The Rolling Stones play Hong Kong for the first time, headlining a concert to quell fears of a SARS epidemic.
2006 – Genesis–Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks announce they are
reforming for an upcoming world tour.