THIS DAY IN ROCK

January 10th: Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Motley Crue and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1958: The Quarry Men (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Griffiths, Colin Hanton and Len Garry) played at the New Clubmoor Hall, Norris Green, Liverpool.

1963: On his second visit to the UK in less than a month, Bob Dylan played at the Troubadour Club in London.

1964: The Rolling Stones recorded ‘Not Fade Away’ at Regent Sound Studios in London, England.

1964: The first US Beatles album, 'Introducing The Beatles', was released on Vee-Jay records. The album cover showed John, Paul and George with their now famous "mop top" haircuts, but Ringo had yet to convert. Vee-Jay would be forced to stop selling the disc by the end of the year because of legal complications, but by then over 1.3 million copies had been sold.

1965: John Lennon appeared on the UK TV Peter Cook and Dudley Moore show, 'Not Only But Also.'

1969: George Harrison quit the Beatles, but he returned less than two weeks later.

1970: 'Willy And The Poor Boys' by Creedence Clearwater Revival peaks at Number Three on the album chart, where it spends six weeks.

1976: 'Golden Years' by David Bowie peaks at Number 10 on the pop chart.

1981: John Lennon's 'Imagine' started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart, 10 years after it was recorded. Lennon had two other songs in the Top 5 this week, 'Happy Christmas, (War Is Over') and '(Just Like) Starting Over.' 'Imagine' was voted by the viewers of BBC TV as the best lyrics of all time in a poll broadcast in Oct 1999. Also on this day John and Yoko's 'Double Fantasy' album started an eight-week run at No.1 on the US chart. 'Just Like Starting Over' was at No.1 on the US singles chart.

1984: Motley Crue played their opening show on the first leg of Ozzy Osbourne’s Bark At The Moon tour in front of nine and a half thousand people in Portland, Maine.

1990: Bon Jovi played the first of seven sold-out nights at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, England on their New Jersey Syndicate Tour.

2000: Singer Melissa Etheridge announced that David Crosby was the sperm donor of her two children with girlfriend Julie Cypher.

2003: A haul of 500 Beatles tapes known as the 'Get Back sessions' stolen in the 1970's were found after UK police cracked a major bootleg operation in London and Amsterdam. Five men were arrested.

2005: A woman was suing Gene Simmons from Kiss for slander, alleging a documentary made her out to be a "sex-addicted nymphomaniac". Georgeann Walsh Ward, 53, of New York, said during a VH1 documentary her photo was flashed up as Simmons talked about his past sexual encounters. Ms. Walsh Ward had dated Simmons for three years when he was a student. In the documentary, Simmons boasted of having sex with over 4,600 women.


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