Thursday, June 28, 2012

Today In Rock History, 1966 to 1991...

The Small Faces appeared live at the Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London. Admission cost $1.05

(The Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London 1966)

Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles recorded ‘Good Night’, John Lennon’s lullaby for his 5-year-old son Julian with Ringo singing the lead vocal. The track appeared on the White Album.

(The Beatles at Abbey Road, 1968)

(Ringo recording his vocals)

Aretha Franklin appears on the cover of Time magazine.

Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Nice, John Mayall, Ten Years After, Taste, Liverpool Scene and Chicken Shack, Keef Hartley, Taste and Savoy Brown, all appeared at The Bath Festival of Blues in England, the DJ was John Peel. Over 12,000 fans attended.

(Bath Blues Festival 1969)

 (Bath Blues Festival 1969)

(Couldn't find a video from 1969 Bath Blues Festival but I did find this one
Uploaded by narcoleptus.)

B/W photo's from the late 1960's.
I got a camera for my 14th birthday in 1966!, it cost my dad £7.
I took these photo's with it and recently scanned the negatives.
The electric guitar cost £7.50, a hofner something!
The portraits are of me, my dad and friends, the landscape is Bromsgrove in the late 60's.
The festival photo's are of the Bath blues festival of 1969, the band on the flimsy little stage is Led Zeppelin just before they became discovered nationally, the reaction of the crowd was one of stunned disbelief and when Rob Plant started screaming about his lemon juice running down his leg it turned to one of mild embarrassment!
everyone went dead quiet!
The pic at the end is me in 1971 when I was 21.
The music is from the youtube music library, I chose it because it's the same length as the video and all the other options were complete rubbish!

Crosby, Stills & Nash release their self-titled debut album.

 Neil Diamond releases his future No. 4 “Sweet Caroline.”

Pink Floyd release their soundtrack Obscured by Clouds.

It’s the British Invasion all over again as the Searchers, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Herman’s Hermits, and Wayne Fontana appear at a revival show at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

(Madison Sq. Garden late 1970's)

(Herman's Hermits)

The Eagles started a five-week run at No.1 on the album chart with ‘One Of These Nights’.

Wings went to No.1 on the chart with the album ‘Venus And Mars’, featuring the No.1 single ‘Listen What The Man Said’.

 American singer songwriter Tim Buckley completed the last show of a tour in Dallas, Texas, playing to a sold-out crowd of 1,800 people. This was Buckley’s last ever show, he died the following day of a heroin and morphine overdose aged 28.

Cher marries Gregg Allman.

Elton John achieved a life long ambition when he became the Chairman of Watford Football Club.

 (Elton John – First Signing as Watford Football Club Chairman – Coventry)
The Clash supported by The Specials appeared at Friars, Aylesbury, England.

(Clash on Parole Tour
Supported by The Specials & Suicide.)

Roxy Music scored their second No.1 album with ‘Flesh And Blood’.

Paul McCartney's ‘Coming Up’ became one of the few 'live' recordings to reach the top of Billboard's Hot 100. Disc jockeys preferred it to the studio version on the flip side of the record.

At a concert in Liverpool, England, Paul McCartney performs the John Lennon songs "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Help!," and "Give Peace a Chance" live in public for the first time.

(Paul & John, India, 1968)

(Paul & John recording Hey Bulldog, 1968)
David Bowie appeared at The Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, on his Serious Moonlight tour.

Paul McCartney premieres his Liverpool Oratorio at the English city's Anglican Cathedral.