THIS DAY IN ROCK

May 15th: Crosby Stills, Nash & Young, Procol Harum, Nils Lofgren and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1963: During a UK tour, The Beatles performed at the Royalty Theatre in Chester. The set list was: ‘Some Other Guy’, ‘Thank You Girl’, ‘Do You Want to Know a Secret’, ‘Please Please Me’, ‘You Really Got a Hold on Me’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, and ‘From Me To You’.

1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience played two shows in Berlin, West Germany.

1967: Paul McCartney first meets Linda Eastman at the London nightclub the Bag O'Nails, at a Georgie Fame & the Blue Fames show. Linda is in town on a photo assignment and sitting at a table with members of the Animals when Paul introduces himself.

1968: George Harrison and Ringo Starr attended the premiere of 'Wonderwall' at the Cannes Film Festival.

1969: John Lennon's 'Life With The Lions' was released on Apple's avant-garde imprint Zapple. One side of the album was recorded on a cassette player at London's Queen Charlotte Hospital during Yoko Ono's pregnancy which ended in a miscarriage.

1971: 'Love Her Madly' by the Doors peaks at Number 11 on the pop chart.

1971: Crosby Stills, Nash & Young scored their second US No.1 album with '4 Way Street.'

1974: Frank Zappa and his wife announced the birth of their third child, a boy named Ahmet Rodan, after the Japanese movie monster that lived of a steady diet of 707 planes.

1976: The Rolling Stones went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Black And Blue', the group's sixth US No.1 album.

1977: Procol Harum played their last ever concert when they appeared at New York's academy of music.

1982: Asia went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album. It spent a total of nine weeks at No.1.

1984: Nils Lofgren joins Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.


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