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On This Day in Rock

1963: The Rolling Stones make their debut on the U.K. TV show Ready Steady Go!

1964: After playing a show at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York, The Beatles met Bob Dylan for the first time at The Delmonico Hotel. Dylan and mutual journalist friend Al Aronowitz introduce the Fab Four to marijuana.

1965: The Rolling Stones announced that Allen Klein, who they had met three days earlier, would co-manage the group along with Andrew Long Oldham. At the same time, The Stones signed a five-year recording deal with Decca Records.

1965: Bob Dylan played the first night of a 40 date North American tour at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York City. Dylan played the first set solo and was backed by a band consisting of Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Harvey Brooks and Al Kooper in the second set. This format, one acoustic and one electric set was kept through-out the tour.

1966: Nearing the end of their final tour of America, The Beatles performed one show at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, before a crowd of 45,000. The Beatles' attempt to escape from the stadium in an armored truck is thwarted when the main gate was found to be locked, and The Beatles have to spend two hours in the back of the truck before they can leave the stadium.

1967: The Kinks, Dave, Dee, Beaky, Mick and Tich, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown all appeared at the Hastings Stadium Festival Of Music in Hastings, England. Tickets 10 shillings, ($1.53).

1968: Working at Trident Studios, London, The Beatles started recording a new John Lennon song ‘Dear Prudence’. They built the song instrument by instrument, utilizing the 8-track equipment at Trident. John and George played guitars, while Paul plays drums to compensate for Ringo, who had quit The Beatles on August 22.

1971: 'Signs' by the Five Man Electrical Band peaks at Number Three on the pop chart.

1972: Alice Cooper was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'School's Out'.

1973: 'Smoke On The Water' by Deep Purple is certified gold.

1976: 'Baby, I Love Your Way' by Peter Frampton peaks at Number 12 on the pop chart.

1978: Some Girls by the Rolling Stones is released.

1981: Producer Guy Stevens died at the age of 38 years old, having overdosed on prescription drugs he was taking to reduce his alcohol dependency. Worked with Mott The Hoople, Free and The Clash. He was the president of the Chuck Berry Appreciation Society and it was Stevens who brought Berry to the UK for his first tour. He gave Procol Harum and Mott the Hoople their distinctive names.

1982: During a North American tour, Queen appeared at the Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri.

1993: Billy Joel started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'River Of Dreams.' Joel claimed most of the music came to him in his sleep, hence the title. The singers second wife, one time model Christie Brinkley, painted the album cover which was later voted worst album cover of the year.

1999: Cheap Trick played a gig in Rockford, Illinois, celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band. They were joined on stage by Slash.

1999: Guns N Roses & Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan and Susan Holmes are married.

2002: 'Don't Stop' by the Rolling Stones is released.

2005: Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain has an emergency appendectomy after a show at the Tommy Hilfiger At Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, New York.

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