Monday, September 22,2014
TODAY IN ROCK HISTORY
1958, After receiving special permission from the US Army, Elvis Presley gave one last press conference at the Military Ocean Terminal in Brooklyn. He then joined the rest of the 3rd Armored Division on the USS General Randall for a voyage to Bremerhaven, Germany.
1960, The Beatles played at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
1962 Bob Dylan plays Carnegie Hall as part of an all-star hootenanny. Legend says he unveils his song “Ballad of Hollis Brown” at this show.
1964, Herman’s Hermits were at No.1 on the singles chart with the Carole King & Gerry Goffin song ‘I’m Into Something Good’, the group’s only UK No.1.
1965, San Francisco band The Great Society, featuring Grace Slick and her husband Darby, make their live debut at The Coffee Gallery, North Beach, California.
1967, The Doors appeared on the Murray the K show on WPIX-TV in New York City performing ‘People Are Strange’ and ‘Light My Fire.’
1969, A new weekly TV show ‘The Music Scene’ aired on ABC for the first time. Stevie Wonder Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Tom Jones, Cass Elliot, James Brown, Janis Joplin and Sly and the Family Stone were all booked to appear on the show.
1972, David Bowie kicked of the North American leg of his Ziggy Stardust world tour at the Music Hall in Cleveland, Ohio.
1973, The Rolling Stones scored their eighth No.1 album when ‘Goats Head Soup’ started a two-week run at the top of the charts.
1974, ‘The Sonny Bono Comedy Revue’ was shown for the first time on ABC-TV.
1979, Def Leppard had their first major live review when UK music weekly Melody Maker reviewed a gig the band had played in Wolverhampton. With a 15 year-old drummer the band had just released their debut 3-track single.
1983, During a UK comeback tour the Everly Brothers appeared at the Royal Albert Hall in London. In the audience: Paul, Linda, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton and Mickey Dolenz.
1985, Joni Mitchell, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty all appeared at the first Farm Aid concert. The event to help small farmers in the US was held at the Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois, Champaign.
2001, , ‘A Tribute to Heroes’ was aired commercial-free on most of the major US TV networks. The live program was organised to raise money following the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and New York’s World Trade Center. Neil Young, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, U2, Limp Bizkit, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam all performed. Manning the telephones to take pledges were celebrities including Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Goldie Hawn, Robin Williams, Meg Ryan, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kurt Russell, Adam Sandler and many more.
2005, Jimmy Page was made an honorary citizen of Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro for his work helping its street children. The Led Zeppelin guitarist had opened Casa Jimmy (Jimmy’s House) in 1998 which had so far supported more than 300 children.
Joan Jett - 1961
David Coverdale - Whitesnake – 1949