THIS DAY IN ROCK

October 7th: Steve Hackett, Boston, Kenny Loggins, Jimmy Page and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1943: Singer-guitarist Dino Valente (Quicksilver Messenger Service; wrote the Youngbloods hit "Get Together") is born. He dies in 1994.

1963: The Rolling Stones recorded the Lennon and McCartney penned song ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ at De Lane Lea Studios in London.

1966: The Rolling Stones made their last appearance on UK TV Pop show 'Ready Steady Go!'

1967: The Beatles rejected an offer of $1 million from promoter Sid Bernstein to make a second appearance at New York's Shea Stadium. Bernstein had originally brought the group to Shea in August 1965.

1967: 'We Love You' by the Rolling Stones peaks at Number 50 on the pop chart.

1975: John Lennon was awarded his ‘Green Card’ - permanent residency status, at a hearing in New York which overturned previous efforts by the US Government to deport him. The three judge panel of the US Court of Appeals ruled that his 1968 arrest in Britain for possession of marijuana was "contrary to US ideas of due process and was invalid as a means of banishing the former Beatle from America."

1977: 'We Will Rock You'/'We Are The Champions' by Queen is released.

1977: Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces that he is leaving the group for a solo career.

1978: 'Don't Look Back' by Boston peaks at Number Four on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.

1978: Nightwatch by Kenny Loggins peaks at Number Seven on the album chart, where it stays for five weeks.

1978: The Rolling Stones appear on Saturday Night Live.

1981: Bella Donna by Stevie Nicks is certified both gold and platinum.

1982: Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page was given a 12-month conditional discharge after being found guilty of possessing cocaine.

1989: Steel Wheels by the Rolling Stones peaks at Number Three on the album chart, where it spends four weeks.

2002: Mick Jagger donated £100,000 to his old Grammar school in Dartford to help pay for a music director and buy musical instruments. The new centre was also named after Mick Jagger.

2004: 53 year old Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars had a hip replacement operation in a LA hospital.

2007: Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Magic', the singer, songwriter's 15th studio album and 7th UK No.1. Also a US No.1 album.


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