THIS DAY IN ROCK

April 15th: Buffalo Springfield, Jimi Hendrix, Yes, Kansas, Queen and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1964: The Beatles filmed outside shots at the Scala Theatre in Tottenham Street London for their forthcoming movie 'A Hard Day's Night'.

1966: The first Buffalo Springfield concert takes place at the Orange County Fairgrounds in San Bernardino, California.

1967: Jimi Hendrix, The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdink all appeared at the The Odeon, Blackpool, England, tickets cost 5 and 10 shillings, ($0.70 and $1.40).

1969: Pink Floyd appeared at the Royal Festival Hall, London, England.

1972: 'Rock And Roll' by Led Zeppelin peaks at Number 47 on the pop chart.

1972: 'Nutrocker' by Emerson, Lake & Palmer peaks at Number 70 on the pop chart.

1972: Fragile by Yes peaks at Number Four on the album chart, where it spends three weeks. That same day, "Roundabout" peaks at Number 13 on the pop chart.

1975: Kiss, Rush and the Heavy Metal Kids all appeared at Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1978: 'Dust In The Wind' by Kansas peaks at Number Six on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.

1982: Billy Joel spent a month in hospital after breaking his left wrist when his motorbike hit a car in Long Island, New York.

1985: During his Born In The USA world tour, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played the fourth of five sold out nights at Yoyogi Olympic Pool in Tokyo, Japan.

1987: Queen were presented with an award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music at the 32nd annual Ivor Novello Awards held in London, England.

1988: Pink Floyd kicked off a 27-date North American tour at the Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California.

1989: 'Your Mama Don't Dance' by Poison, a cover of the Loggins & Messina song, peaks at Number 10 on the pop chart.

1996: The rest of Jerry Garcia's ashes were scattered near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. A small portion had been scattered in the Ganges River in India 11 days earlier. The Grateful Dead leader had died on August 9th, 1995.

2007: Aerosmith, Velvet Revolver, Placebo, Keane and Evanescence all appeared at the Quilmes Rock festival at River stadium in Argentina.


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