THIS DAY IN ROCK

November 17th: Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Slade, The Faces, John Lennon and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1961: The Beatles played a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. That night they played at the Village Hall, Knotty Ash, Liverpool.

1963: John Weightman the Headmaster of a Surrey Grammar School, banned all pupils from having Beatle haircuts saying, "this ridiculous style brings out the worst in boys physically. It makes them look like morons."

1965: This week's UK singles chart: No.5, The Who, 'My Generation', No.4, Ken Dodd, 'Tears', No.3, Chris Andrews, 'Yesterday Man', No.2, The Seekers, 'Carnival Is Over', No.1, The Rolling Stones, 'Get Off Of My Cloud.'

1967: Pink Floyd released their third single 'Apples And Oranges', which failed to chart.

1967: The Who kicked off their second North American tour supporting The Buckinghams at Shawnee Mission South High School in Kansas City.

1968: The Rolling Stones record "You Can't Always Get What You Want" at Olympic Studios in London.

1970: Elton John plays a live show in New York City that is broadcast over radio station WPLJ-FM. It's later released as the live album 11/17/70.

1971: 'A Nod Is As Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse' by the Faces is released.

1971: Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Coz I Luv You', the group's first of six No.1's.

1973: The Who's double album ‘Quadrophenia’ entered the UK album chart peaking at No.2. One of two two full-scale rock operas from The Who (the other being the 1969 ‘Tommy’). The 1979 film based on the story stars Phil Daniels, Toyah Willcox, Ray Winstone, Michael Elphick and Sting.

1974: John Lennon scored his second solo US No.1 album with 'Walls And Bridges.'

1979: Jethro Tull bass player John Glascock died at the age of 28, as a result of a congenital heart defect. Had also been a member of Chicken Shack.

1979: Tusk by Fleetwood Mac peaks at Number Four on the album chart, where it stays for three weeks.

1980: John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their comeback album 'Double Fantasy'. The album marked Lennon's first release since his self-imposed five-year retirement from the music business in 1975, during which time he had become a self described "house husband" in Manhattan raising the couple's son Sean, while Yoko managed the couple's finances.

1981: 'Waiting On A Friend' b/w 'Little T&A' by the Rolling Stones is released.

1990: David Crosby from Crosby Stills Nash & Young was admitted to the hospital after breaking a leg, shoulder and ankle after crashing his Harley Davidson motorbik.

2000: It was reported that Andy White who played drums on The Beatles track 'Love Me Do' which was featured on the new Beatles Greatest Hits album would not earn enough from it to buy his own copy. White would get no more than his original session fee of £7.

2003: 'Let It Be ... Naked' by the Beatles is released.

2007: The Eagles were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’ the bands seventh studio album and first since 1979.


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