THIS DAY IN ROCK

November 14th: Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Kiss, Genesis, Neil Young and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1962: The Beatles played the final show of a 14 night run at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.

1967: A 16 date UK package tour with Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, Nice and Amen Corner kicked off at the Royal Albert Hall, London. All acts played two shows per night.

1975: Queen played the first of two nights at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, England, the first nights on their 78-date A Night At The Opera World Tour.

1977: Kiss played the first date on their 51-date Alive II Tour at the Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

1981: Queen started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their 'Greatest Hits' album.

1981: The Police had their fourth UK No.1 single with 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic', a No.3 hit in the US.

1981: Abacab by Genesis peaks at Number Seven on the album chart.

1987: Vital Idol by Billy Idol peaks at Number 10 on the album chart.

1992: Harvest Moon by Neil Young enters the album chart at its peak position of Number 16.

1992: Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Keep The Faith' their second UK No.1 LP.

1998: Up by R.E.M. enters the album chart at its peak position of Number Three.

1999: Billy Joel appears on a two-hour edition of Inside The Actor's Studio.

2000: '1' by the Beatles is released.

2004: The Rolling Stones were refused permission to pursue a claim against their former record company Decca for unpaid royalties through the courts. A High Court judge in London said the dispute would go to arbitration and not be decided in court. The dispute was over their Forty Licks compilation CD, which was released in 2002 and was the first collection to span their entire career.

2004: U2 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Vertigo', the bands fifth UK No.1, taken from 'How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb'.


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