THIS DAY IN ROCK

October 28th: Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Bon Scott, Metallica and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1962: The Beatles played at the Empire in Liverpool, their first gig at Liverpool's top theatre. Eight acts were on the bill including Little Richard, Craig Douglas, Jet Harris and Kenny Lynch & Sounds Incorporated.

1967: 'People Are Strange' by the Doors peaks at Number 12 on the pop chart.

1972: The United States Council for World Affairs announced it was adopting The Who song 'Join Together' as it's official theme tune.

1974: David Bowie played the first of seven sold-out nights on his Diamond Dogs Tour at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

1977: Steve Perry performs with Journey for the first time, even though he's not yet officially a member. He joins the band onstage at the Old Waldorf in San Francisco for the encore of "Lights."

1978: 'Whenever I Call You Friend' by Kenny Loggins & Stevie Nicks peaks at Number Five on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.

1978: The Kiss TV movie Kiss Meets The Phantom Of The Park premieres.

1978: Queen played the first night on their 79-date ‘Jazz’ tour at the Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas.

1985: 'Talk To Me' by Stevie Nicks is released.

1989: 'Love In An Elevator' by Aerosmith peaks at Number Five on the pop chart.

1989: 'Dr. Feelgood' by Motley Crue peaks at Number Six on the pop chart.

1991: Carlos Santana performs at the funeral for promoter Bill Graham in San Francisco.

1996: Anthology 3 by the Beatles is released.

1997: R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry announced that he was leaving the group after 17 years, becoming a farmer.

2003: Paul McCartney's wife Heather Mills McCartney gives birth to their daughter Beatrice.

2008: A statue honoring AC/DC's Bon Scott was unveiled at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour in Western Australia. Although born in Scotland, Scott grew up in Fremantle after his family emigrated to Australia in 1952. Bon started out his newfound Australian life in Melbourne, his family lived in the suburb of Sunshine for 4 years before moving to Fremantle. Scott was born in 1946 died on February 20th, 1980. He is buried in Fremantle cemetery.

2011: The organizers of a planned Metallica concert in India were arrested after the show was called off, leading fans of the band to destroy the stage and vandalize equipment. Metallica had been booked to play in Delhi on Friday, but they postponed the show after a security barrier in front of the stage collapsed. The four promoters of the gig, were arrested on fraud charges after they refused to refund tickets. Around 25,000 people had purchased tickets to see what would have been Metallica's first-ever concert in India.


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