THIS DAY IN ROCK

September 28th: Bad Company, George Harrison, Guns N' Roses, Nirvana and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1962: The Beatles performed a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool. That night they performed aboard the vessel MV Royal Iris on the River Mersey. The Beatles' third and final "Riverboat Shuffle".

1965: The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales.

1968: The Beatles started a nine week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hey Jude'. The Paul McCartney song written about Lennon's son Julian gave the group their 16th US No.1 and the biggest selling single of 1968.

1968: Bruce Springsteen and a local folk rock group The Founders appeared at the Off Broad Street Coffee House in Red Bank, New Jersey.

1971: Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at the Festival Hall in Osaka, Japan.

1972: David Bowie sells out his first U.S. show at New York City's Carnegie Hall.

1974: Bad Company went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut album. Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke had come out of Free, while Mick Ralphs had played guitar with Mott the Hoople and Boz Burrell was bass player for King Crimson before the group formed in 1973. They produced six albums together before disbanding in 1983.

1976: A&M Records sued George Harrison for $6 million over non-delivery of a new album after he missed the deadline by two months.

1980: The Police were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Don't Stand So Close To Me' the group's third No.1. Taken from their album 'Zenyatta Mondatta' and the best selling single of 1980.

1985: Greatest Hits, Volume I & Volume II by Billy Joel peaks at Number Six on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.

1985: 'Don't Lose My Number' by Phil Collins peaks at Number Four on the pop chart.

1987: U2 played the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City during their Joshua Tree world tour.

1991: Bryan Adams was awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia. Other Canadian musicians who have been given the award include Bryan Adams, Leonard Cohen and the members of Rush.

1991: Guns N' Roses released 2 albums 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' which debut at number 1 and number 2 on the UK album chart. Both albums make No.1 & No.2 in the US.

1991: On the week of their album 'Nevermind' being released, Nirvana made an appearance at the Tower Records store in New York City and then played a show at The Marquee Club in New York. Their single 'Smell's Like Teen Spirit' had also entered the US Top 20 this week.

2007: The John Lennon Northern Lights Festival was held in Durness, Scotland, the most northwesterly and remote village on mainland Britain. Lennon spent his childhood holidays between the ages of nine and 13 in the village and returned with his son Julian, Yoko Ono and her daughter Kyoko in 1969.

2010: Souvenir hunters were being condemned for "wanton vandalism" after sections of masonry were hacked off the house of Ringo Starr's birthplace. Fans who are campaigning to halt town hall plans to demolish 9 Madryn Street found that chunks of brickwork had been removed from the house.


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