THIS DAY IN ROCK

This Day in Rock  

April 24th: Bob Dylan, Keith Moon, Roger Waters, David Bowie and more ...
On This Day in Rock …1961: Bob Dylan appeared on Harry Belafonte's album 'The Midnight Special' playing harmonica on the track 'Calypso King'; Dylan was paid a $50 session fee for this his first ever recording.1965: Beatles manager Brian Epstein won the 'star prize' of an album when he had his letter published in UK music weekly 'Melody Maker' informing it's readers that Paul McCartney played lead guitar on 'Ticket To Ride.'1968: The Beatles new company Apple Records turned down the offer to sign new artist David Bowie.1968: Enjoying a wild birthday party, Keith Moon drummer ...
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April 23rd: Steve Clark, Badfinger, Iron Maiden, Richie Sambora and more ...
On This Day in Rock …1960: Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark is born. He dies in 1991.1960: The Nerk Twins appeared at The Fox And Hounds in Caversham, Berkshire. The Nerk Twins being John Lennon and Paul McCartney staying at Paul's aunt's pub.1963: The Beatles and The Rolling Stones meet for the first time during a Stones performance at the Crawdaddy Club.1965: The Rolling Stones kicked off their third North American tour at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal, Canada.1969: The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Get Back' the group's ...
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April 22nd: Deep Purple, Blues Brothers, Eric Clapton, Sammy Hagar and more ...
On This Day in Rock …1964: The President of The National Federation Of Hairdressers offered a free haircut to the next No.1 group in the UK pop charts. He said 'The Rolling Stones are the worst, one of them looks as if he's got a feather duster on his head.'1965: The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ticket To Ride.' Taken from the film Help! it was the group's seventh UK No.1.1966: Two dozen local group's appeared at a ‘battle of the bands’ gig in Matawan Keyport Roller Drome in New Jersey. ...
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April 21st: Janis Joplin, Joe Strummer, Yes, Genesis, Bill Wyman and more ...
On This Day in Rock …1963: The Rolling Stones appeared at The Crawdaddy Club, Station Hotel, London. The band was paid £50 for the gig.1967: Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles completed the sessions for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The final recordings were a short section of gibberish and noise which would follow 'A Day in the Life', in the run-out groove. They recorded assorted noises and voices, which engineer Geoff Emerick then cut-up and randomly re-assembles and edits backwards. At John Lennon's suggestion, they also added a high-pitch 15 kilocycle whistle audible ...
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April 20th: Deep Purple, Traffic, Aerosmith, Steve Marriott and more ...
On This Day in Rock …1966: During a 12 hour session at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles worked on a new John Lennon song 'And Your Bird Can Sing', and a new George Harrison song 'Taxman'.1967: During a UK tour, Pink Floyd appeared at the Queen's Hall in Barnstable, England.1968: Deep Purple made their live debut in Tastrup, Denmark.1968: Apple Music ran advertisements soliciting tapes from unknown artists, offering financial grants as part of a deal to release records on the Apple label. Artists such as Badfinger, James Taylor, Mary Hopkin, Jackie Lomax, David ...
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April 19th: Jimi Hendrix, Smile, Bruce Springsteen, Brian Johnson and more ...
On This Day in Rock …1965: The Beatles single 'Ticket to Ride' was released on Capitol records in the US. The single's label stated that the song was from the upcoming movie "Eight Arms to Hold You" (the original name for the movie "Help!").1967: Jimi Hendrix, The Walker Brothers, Engelbert Humperdink and Cat Stevens, played two shows at The Odeon, Birmingham, England.1968: John Lennon, George Harrison and their wives left the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram in Rishikesh, India two weeks before their study was complete. Ringo and Paul had already left.1969: Smile, later to be known ...
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April 18th: Steel Mill, John Lennon, Def Leppard, Guns N' Roses and more ...
On This Day in Rock …1964: The Beatles appeared on the UK TV comedy program The Morecambe and Wise Show, playing ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, and ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ and also participate in comedy sketches with Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. The Beatles also held the UK and US No.1 position on this day with 'Can't Buy Me Love'.1968: During a European tour, Pink Floyd played 2 shows at the Piper Club, in Rome, Italy.1970: Santana, Taj Mahal and It's A Beautiful Day all appeared at London's Royal Albert Hall.1970: Steel Mill, ...
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April 17th: Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Pink Floyd, Nirvana and more ...
On This Day in Rock …1965: Bob Dylan's debut album 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' was at No.1 on the UK chart.1965: Paul McCartney spent the day shopping for furniture in Portobello Road, London disguised in a cloth cap, moustache, glasses and overcoat.1971: All four Beatles had solo singles in the UK charts, Paul McCartney with 'Another Day', John Lennon, 'Power To The People', George Harrison, 'My Sweet Lord' and Ringo Starr, 'It Don't Come Easy.'1972: Keith Richards' girlfriend Anita Pallenberg gave birth to their second child, daughter Dandelion.1973: Pink Floyd's album 'The Dark Side of ...
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April 16th: Cream, Santana, Aerosmith, 10CC, Styx, David Lee Roth and more ...
On This Day in Rock …1964: The Rolling Stones first album was released in the UK, it went to No.1 two weeks later and stayed on the chart for 40 weeks, with 11 weeks at No.1.1964: The Beatles filmed the "chase scenes" for A Hard Days Night with actors dressed as policemen in the Notting Hill Gate area of London. In the evening they recorded the title track for the film, 'A Hard Day's Night' at Abbey Road. John and Paul had the title first, and had to write a song to order, completing the track in nine ...
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April 15th: Buffalo Springfield, Jimi Hendrix, Yes, Kansas, Queen and more ...
On This Day in Rock …1964: The Beatles filmed outside shots at the Scala Theatre in Tottenham Street London for their forthcoming movie 'A Hard Day's Night'.1966: The first Buffalo Springfield concert takes place at the Orange County Fairgrounds in San Bernardino, California.1967: Jimi Hendrix, The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdink all appeared at the The Odeon, Blackpool, England, tickets cost 5 and 10 shillings, ($0.70 and $1.40).1969: Pink Floyd appeared at the Royal Festival Hall, London, England.1972: 'Rock And Roll' by Led Zeppelin peaks at Number 47 on the pop chart.1972: ...
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