1979 – Police arrest 15 youths at Earth, Wind & Fire’s concert at Madison Square Garden. The kids are charged with robbing fans on their way to the gig.
1979 – The music for UNICEF concert took place in New York City featuring Rod Stewart, The Bee Gees, Earth Wind and Fire, Abba and Donna Summer.
1978 – Earth, Wind & Fire begins a 75-date sold-out U.S. tour in Louisville, Ky.
1976 – Earth Wind and Fire started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Gratitude’.
1975 – Bernard Herrmann, who wrote the scores for films like Citizen Kane, The day the eath stood still, Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts and Psycho, dies the same night he finishes working on the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.
1973 – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles host tonight’s Midnight Special, welcoming the Stylistics and Rare Earth
1972 – Police stop a concert by Manfred Mann and His Earth Band at the University of Miami after neighbors complain about the noise. This sparks a riot among the students that lasts for two hours. Mann and His Earth Band sit it out in the dressing room.
1970 – In today’s Rolling Stone is the first part of an off-the-cuff interview with John Lennon by Jann Wenner. Among Lennon’s pearls is this summary of the Beatles reaction to Yoko Ono: “You sit through 60 sessions with the most big-headed uptight people on earth and see what it’s f*ckin’ like, and be insulted […]
1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut performance in Plymouth, England. Progressive rock can be a very disreputable subject. No other musical style has been so vilified by the critics and became a synonym for ‘pompous’ and ‘bombastic.’ Almost every music critic in the early ’70’s had something unflattering to write about it. […]
1969 – The Rolling Stones go to No. 5 in the American album charts with their new release Beggars Banquet. In 1968 the Rolling Stones hired Jimmy Miller from Spoencer Davis Group and Traffic fame. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were look for a new boost of new blood into the production of their music. […]
1967 – Pink Floyd play the Christmas on Earth Revisited event at London’s Olympia. Throughout the concert, their singer Syd Barrett simply gives the audience a frozen stare.
1965 – The Beatles record “Day Tripper” this day in rock history! “Day Tripper” is a riff-driven rock song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and released by The Beatles as a “double A-side” single with “We Can Work It Out”. Both songs were recorded during the sessions for the Rubber Soul album. The […]