Wednesday, April 4, 2012

R & R...1964-1981

Today in Rock History  
April 4th

1964, The Rolling Stones release their self-titled debut album as an antidote to all the Beatlemania.

1965, John Lennon and Paul McCartney compose “Help!”, the title track to the Beatles’ second film.

1967, Jimi Hendrix was the special guest on the first edition of the UK BBC-TV’s ‘Dee Time’, along with Kiki Dee and Cat Stevens.

1968, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Joni Mitchell, Al Kooper and Ted Nugent met up for an all night blues, folk and rock session at The New Generation Club, New York after hearing the news of Martin Luther King’s assassination.

1970, Crosby Stills Nash & Young went to No.1 on the album chart with Deja Vu.

1970, Janis Joplin plays a reunion concert in San Francisco with her old outfit Big Brother & the Holding Company.

1973, The Supremes appeared at the Granada, Tooting, the last date on a 20 date UK tour. The group played two shows at every venue.

1976, The Sex Pistols played the first night of a residency at the El Paradiso club in Soho, London, England.

1981, Styx went to No.1 on the album chart with ‘Paradise Theater’.

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