THIS DAY IN ROCK

November 27th: Mick Jagger, Steppenwolf, George Harrison, The Who and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1942: Jimi Hendrix is born. He dies in 1970.

1962: The Beatles recorded their first BBC radio session at the BBC Paris studio on Regent Street in London. They played 'Twist and Shout', 'Love Me Do' and 'P.S. I Love You', the tracks were aired on the BBC Light Program 'Talent Spot.'

1964: Mick Jagger was fined £16 for driving offences by a court in Tettenhall, Staffs. His solicitor told the court: “The Duke of Marlborough had longer hair than my client and he won some famous battles. His hair was powdered, I think because of fleas. My client has no fleas.”

1965: 'My Generation' by The Who peaks at Number Two on the U.K. pop chart.

1967: 'Magical Mystery Tour' by the Beatles is released.

1968: Steppenwolf's self-titled debut is certified gold.

1969: During a North American tour The Rolling Stones played the first of four shows at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The first two shows are recorded for the live album Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out, and footage from the shows is included in the film Gimme Shelter. The group played to 55,000 fans over the four nights grossing over $100,000.

1970: George Harrison released All Things Must Pass. The triple album included a number of songs that were left over from Beatle sessions, the set would go on to be certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA, making it the best selling album by a solo Beatle.

1970: Black Sabbath, Cactus and Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) all appeared at the Sunshine In, Asbury Park in New Jersey. All three acts played two shows, tickets cost $5.00.

1976: Rod Stewart played the first night of a UK tour at Manchester's Belle Vue Kings Hall.

1986: Bon Jovi were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Give Love A Bad Name', it peaked at No.14 in the UK.

1991: Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury is buried during a private service.

1994: Rod Stewart and the Faces appeared at The Odeon, Lewisham, London, England. Paul and Linda McCartney both joined the band on stage for a few numbers.

1997: INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence is buried in Sydney, Australia.

2003: Figures released by The Rolling Stones showed that the band had grossed £175m from their 2002 '40 Licks World Tour.' The report also showed they had made over $1billion from 1989-2002 from royalties, album sales and tour revenue.

2005: In London, Rod Stewart and his fiancee Penny Lancaster welcome their son Alastair Wallace Stewart into the world.

2005: Multi-millionaire defense contractor David H. Brooks booked New York’s Rainbow Rooms and his daughter Elizabeth’s favorite acts for her ‘bat mitzvah’ coming-of-age celebration. The stars who appeared included Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Stevie Nicks. The party cost an estimated $10 million, including the price of corporate jets to ferry the performers to and from the venue.


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