THIS DAY IN ROCK

November 13th: Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton, Rod Stewart and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1963: The Beatles recorded a television interview at Westward Television Studios in Plymouth, Devon, for a local teen program "Move Over, Dad". Due to a large crowd of excited fans outside, The Beatles had to be smuggled from their dressing-room at the ABC Cinema, where they were scheduled to appear that night, into an adjacent building, then through a tunnel, to get to Westward Studios for the interview taping.

1966: The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Big Brother & the Holding Company stage a "Zenefit" at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco for the San Francisco Zen Center's mountain retreat Tassajara.

1968: Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones bought 'Cotchford Farm' in Sussex. The author AA Milne who wrote Winnie The Pooh had owned the house.

1968: The Beatles' movie Yellow Submarine premiered in the U.S.

1969: Crosby Stills Nash & Young played the first of four nights at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California.

1971: Santana III by Santana hits Number One on the album chart, where it stays for five weeks.

1971: The Faces appeared at The Pavilion, Bath, England, tickets cost 75p.

1971: "Imagine" by John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band peaks at Number Three on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.

1976: Led Zeppelin scored their seventh UK No.1 album with the film soundtrack to 'The Song Remains The Same', it peaked at No.2 on the US chart.

1976: One More From The Road by Lynyrd Skynyrd peaks at Number Nine on the album chart, where it stays for three weeks.

1976: Rod Stewart started an 8 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Tonight's The Night'. It was Rod's second US No.1; it made No.5 in the UK after being banned by many radio stations due to song being about the seduction of a virgin.

1976: "Do You Feel Like We Do" by Peter Frampton peaks at Number 10 on the pop chart.

1976: Blue Moves by Elton John peaks at Number Three on the album chart, where it stays for three weeks.

1976: "If You Leave Me Now" by Chicago peaks at Number One on the U.K. pop chart.

1981: U2 kicked off a 23 date North American 'October' tour at JB Scott's in Albany, New York.

1990: Patricia Boughton filed a lawsuit against Rod Stewart claiming that a football he kicked into the crowd during a concert at Pine Knob Music Theatre had ruptured a tendon in her middle finger. And as a result the injury had made sex between her and her husband difficult.

2000: The Beatles launched their first official website www.thebeatles.com. The site went live on the same day as the release of their retrospective 'Compilation 1' album.

2002: The three surviving member of Led Zeppelin announced they were re-forming after 22 years for a US stadium tour.

2005: Paul McCartney and his touring band wake up the space station astronauts with live versions of his song "English Tea," from Chaos And Creation In The Backyard, and the Beatles' "Good Day Sunshine."


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