THIS DAY IN ROCK

February 4th: Queen, Electric Light Orchestra, SRV, John Densmore and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1968: Billed as 'Tour 60 cities in 66 Days', The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Winterland in San Francisco.

1968: Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles recorded 'Across the Universe'. John and Paul decided the song needed some falsetto harmonies so they invited two girl fans into the studio to sing on the song. The two were Lizzie Bravo, a 16-year-old Brazilian living near Abbey Road and 17-year-old Londoner Gayleen Pease.

1970: John Lennon and Yoko Ono donated their hair for an auction in aid of the Black Power movement.

1977: American Bandstand celebrates its 25th anniversary with a TV special. Among the acts that play the event are Gregg Allman, Chuck Berry, Charlie Daniels and Booker T. & the MG's.

1978: 'We Are The Champions' by Queen peaks at Number Four on the pop chart, where it stays for four weeks.

1978: Talking Heads plus special guests Dire Straits appeared at the Oasis, Swindon, England.

1978: 'Turn To Stone' by the Electric Light Orchestra peaks at Number 13 on the pop chart.

1982: 'Edge Of Seventeen' by Stevie Nicks is released.

1984: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble kicked off their 114-date 'Couldn't Stand the Weather tour' at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

1992: Pearl Jam appeared at The Borderline in London, England, tickets cost £5 ($8.50).

2003: Doors drummer John Densmore files a lawsuit against Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger to get them to stop using the name "The Doors" for their new band with Ian Astbury. Densmore is joined by the estates of the late Jim Morrison and Morrison's widow Pamela Courson, and the case is eventually ruled in their favor.


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