THIS DAY IN ROCK

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On This Day in Rock

1957: The Cavern Club opened in Liverpool. It became the home of many Liverpool bands including The Beatles who appeared at the club 292 times.

1964: The Beatles played two shows at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, France, the first of an 18-night engagement. This first show was attended mostly by Paris' "top society" members all dressed in formal evening attire. The French press had little good to say about The Beatles in the next day's papers, but The Beatles didn't care, because they'd just received news that their single ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ had hit No.1 in the US, selling 10,000 copies an hour in New York City alone.

1965: The Beatles played the last of a 16 night run billed as 'Another Beatles' Christmas Show' that had started on Jan 1st at The Hammersmith Odeon, London.

1969: Fleetwood Mac, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Albert Collins all appeared at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California.

1970: John Lennon's London Art Gallery exhibit of erotic lithographs, 'Bag One' was closed by Scotland Yard.

1973: Bruce Springsteen appeared at Villanova University, Philadelphia to an audience of 25 people.

1976: Peter Frampton released the album 'Frampton Comes Alive!', which went on to become the biggest-selling live album of all time.

1979: Gregg Allman's divorce from Cher was finalized.

1980: Paul McCartney was jailed for nine days in Tokyo for marijuana possession after being found with 219g on his arrival at Narita Airport in Japan.

1984: Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested in Barbados for drug possession and were each fined $200.

1985: David Bowie's schizophrenic half-brother Terry Burnes killed himself after laying down on the railway lines at Coulsdon South station, London. He was killed instantly by a passing train. He was 47.

1988: 24 years after The Beatles first topped the chart, George Harrison went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Got My Mind Set On You'.

1992: Eric Clapton recorded his unplugged session for MTV. The set which included his current hit single ‘Tears in Heaven’ and a reworked acoustic version of ‘Layla’, earned six Grammy Awards for the album including Record of the Year.

2000: It was reported that Mick Jagger had lost the chance of a knighthood because of his errant ways. British Prime Minister Tony Blair had second thoughts about the message it would give about family values.

2007: Bob Dylan and his brother bought Aultmore House, a mansion in the Scottish Cairngorms National Park, near Nethybridge, Inverness-shire.


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