THIS DAY IN ROCK

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On This Day in Rock

1947: Original Alice Cooper guitarist Glen Buxton is born. He dies in 1997.

1963: The Yardbirds with Eric Clapton on guitar appeared at The Crawdaddy Club, Richmond, Surrey, England.

1964: The Byrds sign to CBS/Columbia Records after being recommended to the label by jazz legend Miles Davis.

1965: "Get Off My Cloud" by the Rolling Stones hits Number One on the pop chart.
 
1967: The Beatles filmed three promotional films for their new single ‘Hello Goodbye’ at the Saville Theatre in London. Each of the three film clips featured different costumes and Beatle antics. In the first film they wear their "Sgt. Pepper" uniforms, for the second The Beatles are wearing everyday clothes, the third film clip features shots from the first two films, plus additional shots of The Beatles (especially John) doing the twist. A Musician's Union ban on lip-sync broadcasts prevented the film being used on British television.

1968: Jefferson Airplane perform "Crown Of Creation" on The Smothers Brothers Show. Lead singer Grace Slick appears in blackface makeup and gives the raised-fist "black power" salute at the end of the song.

1969: Live/Dead by the Grateful Dead is released.

1973: The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get by Joe Walsh peaks at Number Six on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.
 
1973: Elton John started a eight week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road', the singers third US No.1.

1975: Queen shoots the video for "Bohemian Rhapsody" in four hours at Elstree Studios in London.

1975: David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Space Oddity, the track was first released in 1969 to tie in with the Apollo 11 moon landing. Rick Wakeman (former keyboard player with Yes) provided synthesizer backing. Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs 'Ashes to Ashes' and 'Hallo Spaceboy'.
 
1979: Fleetwood Mac scored their second UK No.1 album with 'Tusk'.

1979: The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Heartache Tonight', the group's 5th and final US No.1. It made No.40 in the UK.

1990: Elton John started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Very Best Of Elton John'.

1984: "Desert Moon" by Dennis DeYoung peaks at Number 10 on the pop chart.

1986: Live 1975-85 by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band is released.

1990: Family Style by the Vaughan Brothers, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, peaks at Number Seven on the album chart.

1992: Singer W. Axl Rose is found guilty of property damage and assault at a 1991 Guns N' Roses concert in Maryland Heights, Missouri. He is given two years probation and ordered to pay $50,000 to community groups.


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