THIS DAY IN ROCK

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On This Day in Rock

1963: On a UK tour with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe, The Beatles appeared at the Gaumont Cinema, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. For the third night in a row, John Lennon, suffering from a bad cold, was unable to perform.

1968: The promotional film for 'Lady Madonna' was broadcast in black and white on Top of the Pops on UK television. The video portion of the film clip was shot while The Beatles were performing the song 'Hey Bulldog', but the 'Lady Madonna' audio track was paired with the video for the promo release.

1964: 'Please Please Me' by the Beatles peaks at Number Three on the pop chart.

1969: The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded a live concert for 'Fan Club', the Dutch TV show in Amsterdam, Holland.

1971: The Rolling Stones played the last night of a 9-date UK tour at the Roundhouse, London.

1971: The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes.

1973: Elton John was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Crocodile Rock.'

1981: Eric Clapton was hospitalized with bleeding ulcers causing a US tour to be cancelled. He was back in hospital five weeks later after being involved in a car crash.

1982: Metallica made their live debut when they appeared at Radio City in Anaheim, California.

1983: Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Alec John Such formed Bon Jovi.

1984: Rainbow played their last ever gig as a band when they performed in Japan.

1990: Flea and Chad Smith from The Red Hot Chili Peppers were arrested for sexually harassing a woman on Daytona Beach, Florida. They were each fined $1,000.

1991: R.E.M. played the first of two nights at London's Borderline Club under the name of 'Bingo Hand Job.'

2001: Peter Blake, who designed The Beatles' classic Sgt. Pepper album cover, sued the group's record company for more money. Blake was paid $340 for the famous figures in 1967, but was now 'cheesed off' that EMI had never offered to pay more money.

2002: Yoko Ono unveils a bronze statue of John Lennon to complete the official renaming of England's Liverpool Airport as Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

2006: U2 topped Rolling Stone magazines annual list of the years biggest money earners from 2005 with $154.2m, The Rolling Stones were listed second with $92.5m and The Eagles third with 63.2m. Paul McCartney was in fourth place with $56m and Elton John in fifth with $48.9m.


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