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This day in rock history: Nov 9th


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  • 1955, The Everly Brothers made their first studio recordings cutting four tracks in 22 minutes, at Nashville’s Old Tulane Hotel studios. Family friend Chet Atkins engineered a chance for The Everly Brothers to record for Columbia Records in early 1956. However, their first and only single for the label, ‘Keep A’ Lovin’ Me’, was a flop, and they were quickly dropped from Columbia.
  • 1961, Brian Epstein saw The Beatles playing live for the first time during a lunchtime session at The Cavern Liverpool. Epstein went on to be the group’s manager. That night they appeared at Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool.
  • 1966, John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time when he visited her art exhibition ‘Unfinished Paintings and Objects’ at the Indica Gallery in London.
  • 1973, The Grateful Dead played the first of three nights at the Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California.
  • 1974, Bachman Turner Overdrive went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet’, the group’s only No.1, A No.2 hit in the UK.
  • 1990, The internal revenue seized all of US country singers Willie Nelson’s bank accounts and real estate holdings in connection with a $16million tax debt.
  • 1993, The Dave Matthews Band released their first album, ‘Remember Two Things’ on the Bama Rags label.
  • 1996, Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was arrested after being stopped by police in London’s Oxford Street and charged with possession of a class A controlled substance.
  • 1997, Paul Weller was arrested and spent the night in a French jail after smashing up his hotel room. His record company paid £4,000 to cover the damage; Weller was released the following day.
  • 1999, Gary Glitter appeared at Bristol Crown Court, England charged with seducing and sexually humiliating a 14 year-old girl. The charges related back to 1980.
  • 2008, Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who reached No.12 on the Billboard chart in 1967 with ‘Pata Pata’, suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 76. Among her many notable achievements was becoming the first African woman to win a Grammy, for Best Folk Recording in 1966 with Harry Belafonte for ‘An Evening With Belafonte / Makeba’.
  • 2014, One Direction were the big winners at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Glasgow, Scotland, picking up three awards including best pop act. They also won best live and biggest fans. Ariana Grande picked up her first EMA’s for best female and best song for ‘Problem’. 5 Seconds Of Summer won the Best New Act award.

Born on this day:

  • 1937, Born on this day, Roger McGough, The Scaffold, (1968 UK Christmas No.1 single ‘Lily The Pink’).
  • 1941, Born on this day, Tom Fogerty, guitarist, Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969 US No.2 & UK No.1 single ‘Bad Moon Rising’, 1970 US & UK No.1 album ‘Cosmo’s Factory’). Fogerty died on 6th September 1990.
  • 1943, Born on this day, Lee Graziano, American Breed, (1967 US No.5 & UK No. 24 single ‘Bend Me, Shape Me’).
  • 1944, Born on this day, Phil May, vocals, The Pretty Things, (1964 UK No.10 single ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’).
  • 1948, Born on this day, Alan Gratzer, REO Speedwagon, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.7 single ‘Keep On Loving You’).
  • 1948, Born on this day, Joe Bouchard, bass, Blue Oyster Cult, (1976 US No.12 & 1978 UK No.16 single ‘Don’t Fear The Reaper’).
  • 1954, Born on this day, Dennis Stratton, guitar, Iron Maiden, (1982 UK No.1 album The Number Of The Beast, 1991 UK No.1 single ‘Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter’).
  • 1960, Born on this day, Demetra Plakas, drums, L7, (1992 UK No. 21 single ‘Pretend We’re Dead’).
  • 1984, Born on this day, Delta Goodrem, Australian singer, actress, (Nina Tucker in TV soap opera Neighbours). 2002 Australian No.1 and 2003 UK No. 3 single ‘Born To Try’ plus six other Australian No.1 singles. 2003 UK No.2 album ‘Innocent Eyes’).

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