THIS DAY IN ROCK

October 8th: Ginger Baker, Humble Pie, Rainbow, ZZ Top, Bon Jovi and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1964: Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded their next single ‘She's a Woman’ in seven takes plus overdubs, recording the song from start to finish in five hours.

1965: During a UK tour, The Rolling Stones appeared at The ABC, Stockton on Tees. Also on the bill, Spencer Davis Group, Unit Four + 2, The Checkmates, The End, and Charles Dickens and The Habits.

1966: Cream drummer Ginger Baker collapsed during a gig at Sussex University, England after playing a 20 minute drum solo. He later recovered in a local hospital.

1967: Jimi Hendrix, Arthur Brown and John's Children all appeared at the Saville Theatre in London, England.

1969: Humble Pie supported by David Bowie appeared at The Coventry Theatre in England.

1970: Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin is certified gold.

1976: Rainbow appeared at the Luxor Theater, Hoensbroek, Holland supported by AC/DC.

1982: R.E.M. appeared at the Peppermint Lounge, New York City, supported by The Fleshtones.

1983: 'King Of Pain' by the Police peaks at Number Three on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.

1983: An Innocent Man by Billy Joel peaks at Number Four on the album chart, where it stays for four weeks.

1983: The Principle Of Moments by Robert Plant peaks at Number Eight on the album chart.

1987: The three members from ZZ Top made advance bookings for seats on the first passenger flight to the Moon. The boys are still waiting for confirmation of the trip.

1988: Def Leppard were at No.1 in the US singles chart with 'Love Bites.'

1988: 'Don't Be Cruel' by Cheap Trick peaks at Number Four on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.

1988: On their 12th single release, U2 scored their first UK No.1 with 'Desire.' The track which was also a US No.3 hit was taken from their album 'Rattle And Hum.'

1988: Pink Floyd's ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ finally left Billboard's Hot 200 Album Chart after a record breaking 741 weeks.

2002: Bounce by Bon Jovi is released.

2002: The Last DJ by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers is released.

2003: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Eric Clapton join George Harrison's widow Olivia and their son Dhani at the London premiere of the film A Concert For George.


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