THIS DAY IN ROCK

January 14th: Charlie Watts, Grateful Dead, Yes, Paul McCartney and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1963: Charlie Watts made his live debut with The Rolling Stones at The Flamingo Jazz Club, Soho, London.

1964: The Beatles, minus Ringo Starr, who was fog-bound in Liverpool, departed from Liverpool for Paris, France for an 18-day run at the Olympia Theatre. Arriving in Paris, John, Paul, and George were met by 60 fans. Ringo, accompanied by roadie Neil Aspinall, arrived the next day.

1966: The Grateful Dead and the Great Society perform at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco in a fundraiser for the San Francisco Mime Troupe called Appeal III - Another Mime Troupe Benefit.

1967: Over 25,000 people attend The Human Be-In-A Gathering Of The Tribes at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The event was a forerunner of major, outdoor rock concerts and featured The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Big Brother and The Holding Company.

1972: Yes played the first of two nights at the Rainbow Theatre, London.

1978: 'You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)' by Rod Stewart peaks at Number Four on the pop chart, where it stays for three weeks.

1984: Paul McCartney was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Pipes Of Peace.' With this release McCartney made chart history by becoming the first artist to have a No.1 in a group with The Beatles, in a duo with Stevie Wonder, in a trio with Wings and as a solo artist.

2002: 'My Sweet Lord' by George Harrison is re-released in the U.S. and the U.K. to raise money for charity.

2010: The BBC admitted coverage of the launch of U2’s album 'No Line On The Horizon' in 2009 went too far giving "undue prominence" to the band. RadioCentre, the trade body for commercial radio companies, had made a formal complaint over the coverage saying the BBC had given U2 "the sort of publicity money can't buy".


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