THIS DAY IN ROCK

October 5th: The Doors, Guess Who, Ozzy Osbourne, The Who and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1962: The Beatles debut single 'Love Me Do' was released in the UK. It spent 26 week's on the chart peaking at No.17.

1963: The Rolling Stones played two shows at the Gaumont Theater in Watford, England.

1966: Having moved to and living in London, England, Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding played together for the first time - The Jimi Hendrix Experience were formed.

1967: The Doors played the final night of a five night run at Steve Paul's Scene in New York City.

1968: Are You Experienced? by the Jimi Hendrix Experience peaks at Number Five on the album chart.

1969: The Who appears on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1974: 'Clap For The Wolfman' by the Guess Who peaks at Number Six on the pop chart.

1991: Bryan Adams scored his first UK No.1 album with 'Waking Up The Neighbors.'

1991: Two albums by Guns N' Roses debut in the top positions on the album chart - Use Your Illusion II at Number One, followed by Use Your Illusion I at Number Two.

1991: No More Tears by Ozzy Osbourne enters the album chart at its peak position of Number Seven.

1993: The Beatles albums 1962-1966 (otherwise known as "The Red Album") and 1967-1970 ("The Blue Album") are reissued on CD.

1999: Roger Daltrey announced that The Who were reforming, making their first performance in Las Vegas on Oct 29th. The show was also to be broadcast live on the Internet.

2000: Beatles' fans across the world rushed out to buy copies of the Fab Four's autobiography. Stores in Japan and Britain opened at midnight to satisfy demand for the book, the first written by the band members. Publishers said the 350,000-word volume, at a cost of £35, had already attracted more than 1.5m orders worldwide.

2004: John Lennon's killer Mark David Chapman is denied parole for the third time.


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