THIS DAY IN ROCK

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On This Day in Rock

1967: Jimi Hendrix played two shows at London's Saville Theatre. Ringo Starr, Brian Jones and members of The Beach Boys and The Moody Blues were in the audience.

1970: During a North American tour, Pink Floyd appeared at Pauley Pavilion, at the University of California in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

1972: Reginald Dwight changed his name by Deed poll to Elton Hercules John.

1972: The Rolling Stones released the second album on their own label, 'Exile on Main Street' featuring two hit singles, 'Tumbling Dice' and 'Happy'. In 2003, the album was ranked No. 7 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, the highest of any Stones album on the list.

1973: 'Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)' by George Harrison is released.

1977: The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hotel California', the group's fourth US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK. The Eagles also won the 1977 Grammy Award for Record of the Year for "Hotel California" at the 20th Annual Grammy Awards in 1978.

1977: 'Back In The Saddle' by Aerosmith peaks at Number 38 on the pop chart.

1978: 90,000 tickets were sold in eight hours for Bob Dylan's forthcoming London dates at Earls Court.

1978: David Bowie played the first of three nights on his Low / Heroes world tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

1981: 'All Those Years Ago' by George Harrison is released.

1983: The Final Cut by Pink Floyd peaks at Number Six on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.

1983: 'Jeopardy' by the Greg Kihn Band peaks at Number Two on the pop chart.

1983: 'I Won't Hold You Back' by Toto peaks at Number 10 on the pop chart.

1992: A leather Jacket worn by John Lennon during 1960-1963, was sold at Christies, London, England for £24,200.

1994: Aerosmith played the first of seven nights at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, during their 245 date Get A Grip world tour.


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