THIS DAY IN ROCK

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On This Day in Rock

1964: The Beatles hit Number One on the pop chart with 'I Want To Hold Your Hand.'

1967: The Beatles made a last-minute remix of 'Penny Lane' before the pressing of their next double A sided single 'Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane'. Both songs were originally intended for the forthcoming Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

1969: 'Proud Mary' by Creedence Clearwater Revival is released.

1971: Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick gives birth to a daughter by husband and Airplane guitarist Paul Kantner. They originally name the baby god, before settling on China Kantner.

1974: Led Zeppelin appeared at the Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana to over 17,000 fans.

1975: 'Free Bird' by Lynyrd Skynyrd peaks at Number 19 on the pop chart.

1980: Paul McCartney was released from a Tokyo jail where he'd been imprisoned for 10 days after trying to carry a half-pound of marijuana through customs at the Tokyo airport.

1983: The Allman Brothers bassist Lamar Williams died of lung cancer age 34. He joined the band in 1972 after the death of original bassist Berry Oakley.

1984: Yoko Ono donated $425,000 to Liverpool old people's home Strawberry Fields.

1986: 'Walk Of Life' by Dire Straits peaks at Number Seven on the pop chart.

1986: 'My Hometown' by Bruce Springsteen peaks at Number Six on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.

1986: 'Talk To Me' by Stevie Nicks peaks at Number Four on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.

1986: U.S. manager Albert Grossman died of a heart attack while flying on Concorde from New York to London. He managed Bob Dylan between 1962 and 1970, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Band, Janis Joplin and Todd Rundgren. Grossman built the Bearsville Recording Studio near Woodstock in 1969 and in 1970 he founded Bearsville Records.

1992: 'Mysterious Ways' by U2 peaks at Number Nine on the pop chart.


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