THIS DAY IN ROCK

January 5th: Yes, Loggins & Messina, The Honeydrippers, Iron Maiden and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1961: The Beatles played at Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool. In the audience are two members from Rory Storm & the Hurricanes: Johnny Guitar and Ringo Starr who have just returned from Hamburg, Germany.

1966: The Who appeared on a new UK television program 'The Whole Scene Going.'

1967: Pink Floyd appeared at The Marquee Club, London, England.

1967: During The Beatles Sgt. Pepper sessions at Abbey Road in London, Paul McCartney recorded his vocal track on 'Penny Lane.'

1968: Jimi Hendrix was jailed for one day in Stockholm, Sweden on drink charges after going berserk and destroying everything in his room at the Goteberg Hotel.
 
1972: David Bowie played two shows at Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, Scotland.

1973: Bruce Springsteen released his debut album ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ.’

1973: Bruce Springsteen released his debut album 'Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.' Recorded in a single week the album only sold about 25,000 copies in the first year of its release. Both 'Blinded By The Light' and 'Spirit In The Night' were released as singles but neither made a dent in the charts. Manfred Mann's Earth Band later released a version of 'Blinded By The Light' on their album 'The Roaring Silence,' which reached #1 on the US charts in 1977.

1974: Yes scored their first UK No.1 album with the double set 'Tales From The Topographic Oceans'.

1974: 'Full Sail' by Loggins & Messina peaks at Number 10 on the album chart.

1976: Former Beatles bodyguard and road manager Mal Evans is killed during a confrontation with Los Angeles police.

1977: 'Rock And Roll Over' by Kiss is certified platinum.

1990: During a UK tour. Paul McCartney appeared at The NEC Birmingham, England.

1985: 'Sea Of Love' by The Honeydrippers, which includes Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, peaks at Number Three on the pop chart.

1985: 'We Belong' by Pat Benatar peaks at Number Five on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.

1991: Iron Maiden went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter.' It became the lowest selling No.1 since 1960, with just over 42,000 copies sold in its first week.

2003: Green Day's lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after being stopped in California speeding in a black BMW convertible. He failed a breath test and was taken to Berkeley county jail and was later released on $1,053 bail.


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