Monday, 23 November 2015

Today in rock history November 23rd

Today in rock history Monday November 23rd
1899 – The world’s first jukebox was installed at San Francisco’s’ Palais Royal Hotel.
 1954 – Bruce Hornsby is born in Williamsburg.
 1956 – Sheet metal worker Louis Balint was arrested after punching Elvis Presley at a Hotel in Toledo. Balint claimed that his wife’s love for Elvis had caused his marriage to break up.  He was fined $19.60 but ended up being jailed because he was unable to pay the fine.
  1962 – The Beatles audition for BBC producers looking for bands with TV potential. They fail.
  1964 – The Rolling Stones are banned from the BBC for unprofessionalism after showing up late for appearances on the radio shows Top Gear and Saturday Club.
 1968 – Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant finalizes a deal to sign the band to Atlantic Records after Dusty Springfield recommends Jimmy Page to label boss Ahmet Ertegun.
 1968 – It’s reported that San Francisco’s Family Dog collective has lost its license to hold its famed marathon Grateful Dead concerts at the Avalon Ballroom.
 1972 – Bob Dylan and wife Sara arrive in Durango, Colo., where he’s due to begin filming Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.
 1972 – Women’s Wear Daily announces that Mick Jagger has joined its Cat Pack list, which also features Henry Kissinger and Truman Capote. 
  1976 – Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested outside of Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion after waving a pistol and demanding to see “The King.”
  1979 – Marianne Faithfull is arrested at the Oslo, Norway, airport for possession of marijuana.
 1983 – Badfinger bassist Tom Evans commits suicide after the band splits by hanging himself, just as Badfinger songwriter Pete Ham had done eight years earlier.
 2007 – Bono and The Edge from U2 made a surprise appearance at a charity gig, playing four songs before 250 people. The London gig at the Union Chapel was held as part of the Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions.
2010 – Gene Simmons wants Simon Cowell’s job – he’s convinced he would make a better judge on the TV mogul’s reality singing contests because he has real experience in the music industry.

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