THIS DAY IN ROCK

February 3rd: Ace Frehley, Bob Dylan, Richie Sambora, Brian Johnson and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1961: Bob Dylan makes his first recording, 'San Francisco Bay Blues.'

1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience records 'Purple Haze.'

1968: The Beatles started work on their new single 'Lady Madonna' at Abbey Road studios in London. Recording three piano and drum takes with overdub bass, fuzz guitars, drums, and vocals.

1973: Elton John started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Crocodile Rock'. Elton's first of five US No.1 singles.

1979: 'New York Groove' by Ace Frehley peaks at Number 13 on the pop chart.

1979: 'Shattered' by the Rolling Stones peaks at Number 31 on the pop chart.

1979: The Blues Brothers went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Briefcase Full Of Blues'.

1990: During a European tour, Bob Dylan started a six-night residency at London's Hammersmith Odeon.

1992: On their first Europe tour, Pearl Jam played at The Esplanade Club in Southend, England to 300 people, the bands first ever UK show. The tour also took Pearl Jam to Norway, Sweden, Holland, France, Spain and Italy.

2006: Former Dynasty star Heather Locklear filed for divorce from Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora after 11 years of marriage. Locklear who was previously married to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and Sambora were married in 1994 and have an eight-year-old daughter called Ava.

2007: Daughtry were at No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut. Lead singer Chris Daughtry was the fourth-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. The album sold over a 1m copies after just five weeks of release, becoming the fastest selling debut rock album of all time.

2010: AC/DC singer Brian Johnson, joined a growing group of critics of Bob Geldof and U2 singer Bono over their very public charity work, saying they should stop lecturing audiences about charity work and instead do their good deeds in private. Johnson said "When I was a working man I didn't want to go to a concert for some bastard to talk down to me that I should be thinking of some kid in Africa. I'm sorry mate, do it yourself, spend some of your own money and get it done. It just makes me angry."


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