THIS DAY IN ROCK

October 2nd: Allen Woody, Joe Cocker, David Lee Roth, Billy Joel and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1956: Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule bassist Allen Woody is born. He dies in 2000.

1967: All six members of The Grateful Dead were busted by California narcotics agents for possession of marijuana at the groups' 710 Ashbury Street House in San Francisco, California.

1971: Rod Stewart started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Maggie May / Reason To Believe', his first solo No.1. Stewarts album 'Every Picture Tells A Story' also started a four-week run on this day at No.1 on the UK and US chart.

1971: John Lennon's 'Imagine' LP entered the US album chart, where it will reach No.3.

1976: Joe Cocker appears on Saturday Night Live, performing Traffic's 'Feelin' Alright' as a duet with John Belushi's 'Joe Cocker.'

1982: Dire Straits started a four-week run at No.1 on UK the album charts with 'Love Over Gold'.

1982: 'Jack And Diane' by John Cougar hits Number One on the pop chart, where it stays for four weeks.

1982: Peter Gabriel and Steve Hacket joined their former band mates in Genesis for a one-time benefit performance at The Milton Keynes Bowl in Buckinghamshire, England to help raise money for Gabriel's WOMAD project (World of Music, Arts and Dance).

1996: David Lee Roth releases a letter to the media in which he claims that he was an "unwitting participant" in Van Halen's appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards, and that he had been led on about his future involvement with the band.

1996: A Pearl Jam show in Hartford Connecticut ended in a riot when mass fighting broke out among the 30,000 strong crowds.

2001: Actor Kevin Spacey hosted Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Performers include, Alanis Morissette, Moby, Stone Temple Pilots and the Dave Mathews Band. The evening was closed with those present singing 'Give Peace A Chance'.

2004: Billy Joel married 23-year-old Kate Lee at his Centre Island, New York mansion. It was the third marriage for Joel.


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