THIS DAY IN ROCK

February 6th: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Billy Idol, Chuck Berry and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1958: George Harrison joined Liverpool group The Quarrymen. The group who were named after Lennon's school, featured John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Len Garry, Eric Griffiths and John Lowe.

1965: The Rolling Stones second album 'Rolling Stones No.2' started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK charts.

1970: Eric Clapton played the first of two nights at The Fillmore East in New York City.

1976: T Rex appeared at St Albans City Hall during a 15 date UK tour.

1982: 'Waiting On A Friend' by the Rolling Stones peaks at Number 13 on the pop chart.

1982: The J Geils Band started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Centrefold', the bands only US No.1. A No.3 hit in the UK. The bands album 'Freeze- Frame' started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart on the same day.

1982: Thin Lizzy drummer Brian Downey was hospitalized after being attacked after a gig in Belfast.

1990: Billy Idol suffered serious injuries when he failed to pull up at a stop sign and crashed from his Harley-Davidson motorbike into a car.

1990: Over 200 women filed court actions against Chuck Berry after it was alleged that he had been secretly filming them in the toilets of the restaurant he owned.

2001: Guitarist Don Felder was fired from The Eagles. He would later launch a $50 million law suit against drummer Don Henley and guitarist Glen Frey, alleging wrongful termination and breach of implied-in-fact contract. Henley and Frey then countersued Felder for breach of contract, alleging that Felder had written and attempted to sell the rights to a "tell-all" book. Both parties settled out-of-court for an undisclosed amount.


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