Today in rock history Sunday 8th November
1946 – Roy Wood of Electric Light Orchestra is born in Birmingham, England.
1949 – Pop/blues artist Bonnie Raitt is born
1961 – Brian Epstein phones the Liverpool Cavern in an effort to get a
ticket to the next Beatles show. He would become the band’s manager
shortly after seeing them.
1965 – The Beatles worked on a new
George Harrison song ‘Think For Yourself’ at Abbey Road for their
forthcoming Rubber Soul album.
1966 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience play the first of four nights at Munich’s Big Apple Club.
1967 – How I Won the War, starring John Lennon, has its New York premiere tonight.
1968 – John and Cynthia Lennon are divorced after six years of
marriage. John Lennon is not in court, having rushed to Yoko Ono’s
bedside at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital.
1969 – The Rolling Stones perform in Los Angeles, where they smash the concert gross record previously held by the Beatles.
1970 – Jim Morrison makes recordings of his spoken-word material. After
his death, the Doors set the poems to music as An American Prayer.
1971 – At London’s Empire Ballroom, Paul McCartney throws a party to launch his new group, Wings.
1975 – David Bowie made his US TV debut performing ‘Fame’, on the Cher CBS-TV show.
2008 – AC/DC started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with
‘Black Ice’ the bands fifteenth studio album and the second-best selling
album of 2008.