THIS DAY IN ROCK

October 1st: Jimi Hendrix, John Cougar, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1960: The Beatles performed at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1965: Bob Dylan appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York City and introduced his new touring band made up of guitarist Robbie Robertson, organist Garth Hudson, bassist Rick Danko, pianist Richard Manual and drummer Levon Helm. They will become known simply as The Band.

1966: Jimi Hendrix appeared live for the first time in the UK when he jammed with Cream at their gig at London Polytechnic.

1967: Thieves broke into Mick Jagger's London flat and stole jewelelry and furs belonging to his then girlfriend Marianne Faithfull.

1969: Abbey Road by the Beatles is released.

1970: Jimi Hendrix was buried at The Greenwood Cemetery at the Dunlop Baptist Church Seattle. Among the mourners; Miles Davis, Eric Burdon, Johnny Winter and members of Derek and the Dominoes.

1977: Elton John became the first musician to be honored in New York City's Madison Square Hall Of Fame.

1981: The Pretenders were forced to cancel the last leg of a US tour after drummer Martin Chambers put his hand through a windowpane, cutting tendons and arteries.

1982: John Cougar went to No.1 on both the US album and singles chart with the album 'American Fool' and the single 'Jack And Diane'.

1983: A David Bowie world convention was held at The Cunard Hotel in London. The event had the largest collection of Bowie merchandise ever assembled. Tickets £6.90.

1985: R.E.M. appeared at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland.

1987: Def Leppard kicked off the North American leg of their Hysteria world tour at Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, New York.

1988: Bon Jovi scored their first UK No.1 album with 'New Jersey', their fourth release.

1994: Eric Clapton entered the US album chart at No.1 with 'From The Cradle'.

2004: The Lord Mayor of Melbourne officially opened 'AC/DC' Lane after the veteran rockers. The Lord Mayor erected the sign to cheers and bagpipes playing the bands song 'Long Way To The Top'. The City of Melbourne had extra copies of the sign made, in anticipation of fans stealing them.


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