Today in rock history Saturday 26th December
1967 – The Beatles alienate a large portion of their fan base with the premiere of their psychedelic movie Magical Mystery Tour
on British TV. Paul McCartney remembered, “Everybody was looking for a
plot, but it purposely wasn’t there.”
1967 – The Doors begin a week long series of concerts at San Francisco’s Fillmore West with Chuck Berry.
1968 – Led Zeppelin gives its U.S. debut performance in Boston.
1970 – George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” becomes the first Beatles solo single to top the Billboard Hot 100.
1972 – Mick and Bianca Jagger fly to Nicaragua to begin searching for
Bianca’s mother, who they fear might have been lost in the recent
earthquake that struck Managua.
1981 – AC/DC started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘For Those About To Rock We Salute You’.
1991: Ted Nugent gave an anti-drug message to fans before a concert in
Saginaw, MI telling fans “Jimi Hendrix thought I was stupid, and I thought
he was a god. Now he’s dead, & I’m still Ted.”
2003 – Bruce Springsteen is named the year’s top concert draw. His Rising tour with the E Street Band grossed $115.9 million.