2012 – The Rolling Stones release “The Rolling Stones: 50″ Photo album on This Day in Rock Music History! In 1962 when the Rolling Stones debuted at the Marquee Club in London’s Oxford Street, 50 Years to this day! The photo album chronicles their rise to FAME! The release of the book also heralds another […]
2011 – lyricist Jerry Leiber dies at age 78 on This Day in Rock! He Co-wrote hits like “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock” and was a key player in the birth or Rock ‘n’ Roll. Composing over 200 tunes covered by Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, James Brown, BB King, The drifters […]
2011 – Rolling Stone Magazine voted “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan as the best ever song on This Day in Rock Music History!
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2010 – The Rolling Stones re-release, “Exile On Main Street”, and hit the UK No. 1 Album chart for the first time in 16 years on This Day in Rock. In 1994 “Voodoo Lounge” was the last RS No. 1. This Release contained additional un-released tracks. Track listing All songs written by Mick Jagger and […]
2008 – Rolling Stone magazine published their list of the Top 50 guitar songs of all time on This Day in Rock. No.5 was “Brown Sugar” : The Rolling Stones No.4 “You Really Got Me” : The Kinks No.3 “Crossroads” : Cream No.2 “Purple Haze” : by Jimi Hendrix No.1 “Johnny B Goode” :Chuck Berry. […]
1986 – The Rolling Stones shoot their “One Hit to the Body” video, in which Mick and Keith vent their frustrations by smacking each other during the guitar solo.
1971 – The Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers” Hit No. 1 Today in the US on This Day in Rock. Artwork for the cover was create by Andy Warhol which consisted of a zipper that when unzipped revealed an image of Joallesandro’s Privates in some briefs and tight jeans. Fan frenzy proceeded believing that the image […]
1971 – Rolling Stones Leave England and become Tax-exiles. In an interview with Mick Jagger and Roy Carter of the NME shortly before the release of “Exile on Main Street”, Mick said… “So after working for eight years I discovered at the end that nobody had ever paid my taxes and I owed a fortune. […]
1964 – The Rolling Stones self-titled debut album started a 12-week run at No.1 on the UK charts. The album spent a total of 51 weeks on the UK chart. Also on his day The Stones made their first appearance on the US singles chart when ‘Not Fade Away’ entered the chart at No.98.
1963 – The Rolling Stones made their UK TV debut when they appeared on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars.’ Also appearing on the show was, Mickie Most, The Cadets, Helen Shapiro and Gordon Mills. The group made a total of 13 appearances on the show between 1963 and 1966.
1963 – The Rolling Stones recorded ‘Come On’ on This Day in Rock! Originally by Chuck Barry, the band records at Olympic Studios, London.