THIS DAY IN ROCK

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On This Day in Rock

1962: The Beatles, played gigs at three different venues. First they performed a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, followed by an 85-mile drive to the Midlands, where they performed at Smethwick Baths Ballroom and then at the Adelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich in Staffordshire.

1965: David Bowie and the Lower 3rd appeared at The Marquee Club, London.

1965: The Kinks, The Who, Georgie Fame & The Blue Fames, The Hollies, Wilson Pickett and The Golden Apples Of The Sun all appeared at the Glad Rag Ball, Empire Pool, London, tickets 30 shillings, ($4.20).

1965: The Doors appeared at Hughes Aircraft Union Dance in Los Angeles, California.

1966: 'Rain On The Roof' by the Lovin' Spoonful peaks at Number 10 on the pop chart.

1966: 'The Kinks Greatest Hits!' by the Kinks peaks at Number Nine on the album chart.

1973: 'Brain Salad Surgery' by Emerson, Lake & Palmer is released.

1977: 'Draw The Line' by Aerosmith peaks at Number 42 on the pop chart.

1979: Chuck Berry was released from prison after serving a four-month sentence for tax evasion.

1983: Tom Evans from Badfinger committed suicide by hanging himself in his back garden from a willow tree. Family members said the singer, songwriter was never able to get over his former bandmate's Pete Ham's suicide. Evans co-wrote 'Without You' a hit for Harry Nilson and Mariah Carey.

1983: David Bowie played the first of two nights at the RAS Showgrounds in Sydney during his 10-date Serious Moonlight tour of Australia and New Zealand.

1983: 'Cum On Feel The Noise' by Quiet Riot peaks at Number Five on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.

1988: Bon Jovi started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Bad Medicine', the group's third US No.1, a No.17 hit in the UK.

1994: 'Amorica' by the Black Crowes enters the album chart at its peak position of Number 11.

1994: 'Wildflowers' by Tom Petty enters the album chart at its peak position of Number Eight.

1994: Crosby Stills & Nash member David Crosby had a successful liver transplant operation at Dumont-UCLA in Los Angeles. Crosby's liver was deteriorated from extensive alcohol and drug abuse, as well as hepatitis-C.

1994: Nirvana entered the US album chart at No. 1 with 'MTV Unplugged In New York.'

1995: Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Hootie & the Blowfish are among the performers at the Frank Sinatra 80th birthday celebration.

2000: The Beatles started an eleven-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Beatles 1'.

2001: Mick Jagger released his new solo album 'Goddess In The Doorway'. First day sales stood at 954 copies.

2001: Scott Weiland lead singer with The Stone Temple Pilots was arrested after allegedly fighting with his wife at the Hard Rock hotel in Las Vegas. Weiland was booked on one count of domestic battery and was released 12 hours later. The band had performed at the club that night.

2002: 'Brainwashed' by George Harrison is released.

2003: Humble Pie singer-bassist Greg Ridley dies.

2006: A guitar played by George Harrison was set to fetch more than £100,000 at a London auction. The Maton MS500 guitar was used on The Beatles first album.

2006: The Bob Dylan Broadway musical 'The Times They Are A-Changin' closes after 28 shows.


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