Today in rock history Monday 9th November
1941 – Tom Fogerty, rhythm guitarist with Creedence Clearwater Revival, and brother of John Fogerty, is born in Berkeley, Calif.
1948 – REO Speedwagon drummer Alan Gratzer is born in Syracuse, N.Y.
1954 – Dennis Stratton, who played guitar with Iron Maiden on their first album, is born in London.
1961 – Brian Epstein goes to the Cavern in
Liverpool, England, to get a glimpse of the Beatles. The group was
brought to his attention after customers at his record store requested
its German-released single “My Bonnie.”
1966 – Death of Paul McCartney?: In 1969, using “clues” found in Beatles
songs and album covers, a Detroit disc jockey and his radio audience
determined that he died on this day in a car accident
1966 – John Lennon attends a private viewing of an
exhibition by Yoko Ono at London’s Indica Gallery and meets the New
York artist for the first time. She professes to have never heard of
1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone is published with John Lennon on
the cover. He is on the cover 3 times within the next year.
1967 – Roger McGuinn kicks out David Crosby from the Byrds. Gene Clark
replaces him. Crosby would later go on to form Crosby, Stills &
1968 – Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant marries his
wife, Maureen. The couple have their reception at Led Zeppelin’s gig in
London’s Roundhouse, where they appear on the bill with the Deviants,
Tyres, and John Lee Hooker.
1969 – Rod Stewart releases his first solo album, entitled An Old
Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down in the U.K. and The Rod Stewart Album
in the U.S.
1974 – Bachman-Turner Overdrive hits #1 with “Free Wheelin”
1975 – David Bowie is tonight’s guest star on the TV show Cher.
1996 – Bob Dylan allows his song “The Times They Are A-Changin'” to be used in an advertisement for the Bank of Montreal.
1999 – The Recording Industry Association of America declares the
Eagles’ Greatest Hits 1971-1975 the best-selling album of the century.
2009 – Bon Jovi has added a performance at the 20th anniversary
celebration for the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany to what’s already
a jammed promotional schedule for its new album, “The Circle.”
2010 – Slash fans are facing a delay before the rocker’s new video with
Fergie is released – because the raunchy clip needs to be censored.