THIS DAY IN ROCK

November 9th: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Queen, Van Halen and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1941: Guitarist Tom Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty's brother is born. He dies in 1990.

1961: Brian Epstein, the manager of several record shops in Liverpool, saw The Beatles playing live for the first time during a lunchtime session at the Cavern Club. Epstein went on to be the group's manager until his death in 1967. That night they appeared at Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool.

1966: John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time when he visited her art exhibition 'Unfinished Paintings and Objects' at the Indica Gallery in London.

1966: Beatles conspiracy theorists say that this is the day Paul McCartney died.

1967: The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco. It featured a photo of John Lennon on the cover, dressed in army fatigues while acting in his recent film, How I Won the War and the first issue had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. The name of the magazine was compiled from three significant sources: the Muddy Waters song, the first rock ’n’ roll record by Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.

1967: Roger McGuinn fires David Crosby from the Byrds after they argue over the group's musical direction.

1968: Led Zeppelin played their first ever London show when they appeared at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm on the same bill as John Lee Hooker, Deviants, John James and Tyres. Zeppelin singer Robert Plant married his girlfriend Maureen in London on this day and held the reception at the gig.

1968: "White Room" by Cream peaks at Number Six on the pop chart, where it stays for three weeks.

1970: In Search Of The Lost Chord by the Moody Blues is certified gold.

1973: The Grateful Dead played the first of three nights at the Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California.

1973: Piano Man by Billy Joel is released.

1973: Ringo by Ringo Starr is released.

1974: Bachman Turner Overdrive went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet', the group's only No.1, A No.2 hit in the UK.

1975: David Bowie appears on Cher's TV show. In addition to singing "Fame," he performs a duet with Cher on a medley of "Young Americans," "Song Sung Blue," "One," "Da Doo Ron Ron," "Wedding Bell Blues," "Maybe," "Day Tripper," "Ain't No Sunshine," and "Youngblood."

1978: During a North American tour, Queen appeared at the Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

1991: Tin Machine, famous for being fronted by singer David Bowie, appeared at The Cambridge Corn Exchange, England.

1991: Queen scored their 8th UK No.1 album with 'Greatest Hits II'.

1996: Van Halen went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Best Of Vol 1'.

1999: The Beatles are announced as the Artist Of The Century by the Recording Industry Association Of America.

2004: The Bruce Springsteen DVD MTV Plugged is released.


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