THIS DAY IN ROCK

November 28th: Bob Dylan, Dave Edmunds, Steppenwolf, David Bowie and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1962: The Beatles performed two evening shows: the first at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and the second at the 527 Club in Liverpool. The 527 Club show was a dance for the staff of Lewis Department Store in Liverpool, held on the top floor of the store.

1963: 'She Loves You' by The Beatles returned to No.1 for the second time on the UK singles chart.

1967: The Beatles recorded their last fan club record as a group; 'Christmas Time Is Here Again!'.

1968: On their first North American tour, Deep Purple played the first of four nights at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, California.

1970: Bob Dylan went to No.1 on the UK chart with the album 'New Morning'.

1970: Dave Edmunds was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the 1955 Smiley Lewis hit 'I Hear You Knocking.' Also the first release on the new MAM record label.

1974: John Lennon made his last ever concert appearance when he joined Elton John on stage at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. Lennon performed three songs; 'Whatever Gets You Thru The Night', 'I Saw Her Standing There' and 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.'

1987: David Bowie played the second of four sold-out nights during his Glass Spider Tour in Australia and New Zealand at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne.

1987: R.E.M. had their first entry in the Top 10 on the US singles chart with ‘The One I Love.’

1991: Nirvana recorded a performance for BBC TV music show Top Of The Pops in London. When asked to lip-sync ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ to a pre-recorded tape Kurt Cobain protests by singing in a low-pitched funny voice with the rest of the band not even trying to mime in-time to the track.

1993: Steppenwolf drummer Jerry Edmonton was killed in a car crash not far from his Santa Barbara, California home, he was 47. Steppenwolf had the 1969 US No.2 & UK No.30 single 'Born To Be Wild'.

2000: David Bowie was crowned the musician's musician. Bowie beat the Beatles and alternative rockers Radiohead in a survey by the NME that asked hundreds of top rock and pop stars to name their biggest musical influence.

2004: Metallica played the last show on their 137-date ‘Madly in Anger with the World Tour’ at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. It became the fourth-highest grossing tour of 2004, reaping $60,500,000 in ticket sales.

2006: US actress Pamela Anderson filed for divorce from Kid Rock after just four months of marriage. In a statement on her website the 39-year-old confirmed she had split from Rock.


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