THIS DAY IN ROCK

January 13th: Eric Clapton, Jethro Tull, Slade, Queen, The Police and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1963: The Beatles recorded a TV appearance on the ABC Television program "Thank Your Lucky Stars" in Birmingham playing their new single, ‘Please Please Me.’ The show was broadcast on January 19.

1965: The first day of recording sessions for Bob Dylan’s Bringing It All Back Home album were held at Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. Dylan recorded ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’, and ‘It's All Over Now, Baby Blue.’

1966: George Harrison and his girlfriend Patti Boyd met up with Mick Jagger and Chrissie Shrimpton at Dolly's nightclub on Jermyn Street in London's west End.

1967: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr both went to the Bag O'Nails Club, London, England to see the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

1970: Steel Mill, featuring Bruce Springsteen, played at The Matrix in San Francisco, California. Boz Scaggs was the scheduled headliner but he cancelled at that last minute due to illness. Rock critic Philip Elwood, who turned up intending to review Scaggs ended up writing a highly favorable review of Steel Mill for The San Francisco Examiner.

1973: Eric Clapton made his stage comeback at the Rainbow Theatre, London, with Pete Townsend, Ronnie Wood, Stevie Winwood, Rebop, Jim Capaldi and support from The Average White Band. The night's two shows were recorded for the 'Rainbow Concert' album. The Who's Pete Townshend had organized the concert to help Clapton kick his heroin addiction.

1973: 'Living In The Past' by Jethro Tull peaks at Number 11 on the pop chart.

1973: Slade scored their first UK No.1 album with 'Slayed'.

1977: Queen kicked off a 59-date world tour at Dane County Coliseum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Opening act was Thin Lizzy.

1978: The Police started recording their first album at Surrey Sound Studios, Surrey, England with producer Nigel Gray.

1979: 'Bicycle Race' b/w 'Fat Bottomed Girls' by Queen peaks at Number 24 on the pop chart.

2003 Pete Townshend is arrested at his London home and questioned as part of an ongoing investigation into child pornography. He's never formally charged, but after he admits that he had used his credit card to visit a kiddie porn site, Townshend is given a formal warning and his name is listed on Britain's national sex offenders register for five years "as a routine part of the cautioning process."

2010: A plaque of the Beatles' iconic yellow submarine, which was stolen six months ago from Liverpool's Albert Dock, was set to be replaced by a new creation. The 5ft design featured the faces of the John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison peering through its portholes. The new submarine would hang outside the museum dedicated to the band, The Beatles Story. The former plaque has never been found and the thieves had never been caught.


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