1966 – The Beatles give their final U.S. concert at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. The Beatles played their last concert before a paying audience, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California to a sold-out crown of 25,000. John and Paul, knowing what the fans do not (that this will be the last concert ever) bring […]
1966 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Sunshine Superman,” Donovan. Release of the song is held up for seven months because of legal problems.
1966 – Born on this day, Dan Vickrey, guitarist, Counting Crows (1994 UK No.28 single ‘Mr Jones’, 1996 US No.1 album ‘Recovering The Satellites’).
1966 – On their final tour of America, The Beatles performed at Shea Stadium in New York City, New York. Unlike the previous year’s performance, which had sold out, there were 11,000 empty seats in the 55,600 seat stadium. The Beatles earn more than the previous year, receiving $189,000 for their performance.
1966 – In Chicago, Big Brother & the Holding Company sign to Mainstream Records in return for airfare back to San Francisco.
1966 – Police in New York manage to talk two teenagers down from a 22nd-floor ledge. The girls had threatened to commit suicide unless they met the Beatles. Instead, they’re sent to Roosevelt Hospital to get their heads examined.
1966 – Producers for Catch My Soul, described as a rock version of Shakespeare’s Othello, sign Jerry Lee Lewis to play the villain Iago. A film was made of this bizarre project in 1974, with Richie Havens as Othello and Lance LeGault as Iago.
1966 – On their last ever US tour The Beatles performed in two cities due to a cancellation due to rain the previous day. First they performed at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio. Then they flew to St. Louis, Missouri, for a concert at Busch Stadium, where they performed under a tarpaulin due to heavy […]
1966 – Jerry Lee Lewis signs to play Iago in the London stage production of the rock opera “Catch My Soul.”
1966 – Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as “Diamond Darrell”, and “Dimebag Darrell” (August 20, 1966 – December 8, 2004) was an American guitarist, best known as a founding member of the heavy metal bands Pantera and Damageplan. He also performed in the southern rock band Rebel Meets Rebel. Abbott frequently appeared in guitar magazines […]
1966 – Paul Jones left Manfred Mann, just as “Pretty Flamingo” was climbing the charts.
1966 Beatles: ‘Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby’ UK 45 no. 1 chart topper this day in rock history!