THIS DAY IN ROCK

October 21st: Grateful Dead, Spencer Davis Group, Mick Jagger and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1952: Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland is born. He dies in 1990.

1965: Wanting to improve on a previous recording session, The Beatles started from scratch on a new song called 'Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)', finishing recordings in three takes. They also begin working on another new John Lennon song 'Nowhere Man.'

1965: The Spencer Davis Group recorded 'Keep On Running' at Pye Studios in London, England. The track went on to top the UK chart next January.

1966: The Grateful Dead begin selling their first bit of merchandise - a T-shirt with a picture of keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan on it.

1971: Rolling Stone singer Mick Jagger became a father when his wife Bianca gave birth to daughter Jade in a Paris hospital.

1976: Keith Moon played his last show with The Who at the end of a North American tour at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto. On September 7, 1978, Moon died of an overdose of a sedative Heminevrin, that had been prescribed to prevent seizures induced by alcohol withdrawal.

1978: Who Are You by The Who peaks at Number Two on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.

1978: The Clash sacked manager Bernie Rhodes, saying the band and record company 'found him hard to deal with'. Melody Maker journalist Caroline Coon took his place.

1993: During their 'Get A Grip World Tour', Aerosmith kicked off a 4-date UK dates at Sheffield Arena.

1995: Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong was arrested and fined $141 after mooning at the audience during a gig in Milwaukee.


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