December 29th: Cozy Powell, Bob Dylan, Dave Mason, Three Dog Night and more ...

On This Day in Rock

1947: Drummer Cozy Powell, whose credits include the Jeff Beck Group, Black Sabbath, and Emerson, Lake & Powell, among others, is born. He dies in 1998.

1962: During his first visit to the UK, Bob Dylan performed at The Troubadour in London.

1963: WMCA became the first New York radio station to play the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand."

1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their debut on the UK TV show 'Top Of The Pops' performing 'Hey Joe'.

1966: Working at Abbey Road studios, London, Paul McCartney began work on his new song ‘Penny Lane’, recording six takes of keyboard tracks and various percussion effects.

1966: Pink Floyd appeared at The Marquee, Wardour Street, London, England.

1967: Guitarist and singer Dave Mason quit Traffic after differences of musical opinion.

1967: The Doors appeared at The Family Dog, Denver, Colorado.

1968: Led Zeppelin appeared at the Civic Auditorium, Portland on their first North American tour opening for Vanilla Fudge.

1971: 'Old Fashioned Love Song' by Three Dog Night is certified gold.

1973: 'Mind Games' by John Lennon peaks at Number 18 on the pop chart.

1975: Jefferson Starship leaders (and husband-and-wife) Paul Kantner and Grace Slick announce that they're breaking up, but that the band will continue.

1991: Nirvana appeared at the ASU Activity Center, Tempel, Arizona.

1997: Yoko Ono told BBC Radio that John Lennon was the "visionary" and the reason "why the Beatles happened." She disputed Paul McCartney's claim that he was the Fab Four's creative leader, saying the only contribution McCartney made to the band's success was organizing Lennon's talent.

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