THIS DAY IN ROCK

April 17th: Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Pink Floyd, Nirvana and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1965: Bob Dylan's debut album 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' was at No.1 on the UK chart.

1965: Paul McCartney spent the day shopping for furniture in Portobello Road, London disguised in a cloth cap, moustache, glasses and overcoat.

1971: All four Beatles had solo singles in the UK charts, Paul McCartney with 'Another Day', John Lennon, 'Power To The People', George Harrison, 'My Sweet Lord' and Ringo Starr, 'It Don't Come Easy.'

1972: Keith Richards' girlfriend Anita Pallenberg gave birth to their second child, daughter Dandelion.

1973: Pink Floyd's album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' went gold in the US. The LP went on to stay in the US chart for more than ten years and became the longest charting rock record of all time.

1991: Nirvana appeared at the OK Hotel in Seattle, Washington, where they played a new song, 'Smell's Like Teen Spirit' live for the first time.

1993: David Bowie went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Black Tie White Noise' his eighth UK No.1 LP.

1994: Pink Floyd started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Division Bell', their fourth No.1 album.

1998: Linda McCartney died after a long battle against cancer. She married Paul McCartney in 1969 when she was working as a photographer. As well as a being a member of Wings, she became an animal rights campaigner and launched her own brand of vegetarian food.

2004: Kurt Cobain's Mark IV-style Mosrite Gospel guitar sold for $100,000 at the Icons of 20th Century Music auction held in Dallas, Texas. Other items sold included Elton John and Bernie Taupin's song writing piano which sold for $140,000 and a 1966 Rickenbacker guitar owned by The Byrds Roger McGuinn's sold for $99,000.


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