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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/17/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for November 17, 2017:

 

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2007: The Eagles reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the sixth time with their first studio album in 28 years Long Road out of Eden. The album went on to be certified Platinum seven times.

1994: Bob Dylan began a two day taping of his appearance on MTV Unplugged at New York City’s Sony Studios. The appearance would be broadcast the following month & the album was released the following May.

1990: ZZ Top peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Recycler which was their fifth top ten album in the U.S. The album went on to go Platinum in the U.S.

1990: David Crosby broke his shoulder, left leg & ankle in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles.

1979: Jethro Tull bassist John Glascock died of a congenital heart defect in London. He was 28 years old.

1978: During Bob Dylan’s concert at San Diego Sports Arena, a fan threw a silver cross onstage which the singer picked up & pocketed. The following year Dylan converted to Christianity & released his religious themed album Slow Train Coming.

1970: Elton John recorded his first live album during a live radio broadcast at A&R Recording Studios in New York City. The album was released the following year as 11-17-70.

1967: The Who began their second tour of North America in Kansas City, KS. The group was on tour opening for The Buckinghams.

1958: Alan Freed learned that his trial for inciting a riot in Boston during a rock show he promoted in May 1958 was postponed until January 1959. The delay was due to prosecutors investigating that Freed broke Massachusetts anti-anarchy laws.

Birthdays:
Gene Clark-singer & guitarist for The Byrds born in 1944
Martin Barre-guitarist for Jethro Tull born in 1946

 

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/16/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for November 16, 2017:

 

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2005: The second UK Music Hall of Fame ceremony took place at the Alexandria Place in London with The Who, Pink Floyd, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan & Black Sabbath among the inductees.

2002: The Rolling Stones and John Mellencamp played a private concert for billionaire David Bonderman’s sixtieth birthday party at The Joint in Las Vegas. Robin Williams entertained guests between acts & the party cost $7 million.

1996: The Beatles became the first act to have three number one albums on the Billboard 200 Album Chart in a 12 month period as Anthology 3 debuted on top.

1994: Dino Valente, founder of Quicksilver Messenger Service died of a brain tumor in Santa Rosa, CA. He was 51 years old.

1991: Guns N’ Roses peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Don’t Cry” which was their fifth top ten single in the U.S.

1987: Topper Headon, former drummer for The Clash was sentenced to 15 months in prison for supplying heroin to a man who later died.

1978: Queen was awarded the Gold Ticket for playing to over 100,000 fans at Madison Square Garden. During the concert they were joined onstage by semi-nude female cyclists during “Fat Bottomed Girls”.

1977: Rush received their first Gold records in the U.S. for 2112, All the World’s A Stage and A Farewell To Kings.

1974: John Lennon reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the only time in his lifetime as a solo artist with “Whatever Gets You thru the Night” which spent which spent one week at number one. Elton John played piano & sang background vocals on this song.

1968: The Jimi Hendrix Experience reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with their third and final album Electric Ladyland which spent two weeks at number one.

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/15/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for November 15, 2017:

 

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1999: Elton John threatened to cancel a scheduled concert in Winnipeg when customs officers searched his plane & kept his entourage waiting for two hours.

1992: Ozzy Osbourne performed what he said at the time would be his final concert ever in Costa Mesa, CA. During the final four songs of his set, he reunited with his former Black Sabbath bandmates. Osbourne began touring again three years later.

1992: The Doors’ guitarist Robbie Krieger, The Lovin’ Spoonful singer John Sebastian, Richie Havens & Spencer Davis made guest appearances on Married… with Children.

1987: Dire Straits became the first band to sell three million copies of one album in the U.K. when Brothers in Arms reached that plateau.

1986: Eddie Money peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Take Me Home Tonight” which was Money’s first top ten single in the U.S.

1974: The Faces released their last single “You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything”. Rod Stewart left the band two years later.

1971: Grand Funk Railroad released their fifth studio album E Pluribus Funk which later peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 album chart & sold one million copies.

1969: Janis Joplin was arrested in Tampa for allegedly using obscene language in concert after she yelled at a policeman for trying to control the crowd with a bullhorn. The charges were later dropped.

1964: The Rolling Stones ended their second American tour. Guitarist Brian Jones missed the final four dates due to being hospitalized with a fever in Chicago.

Birthdays:
Clyde McPhatter-singer for The Drifters born in 1932

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/14/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for November 14, 2017:

 

 

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2000: Rush singer & bassist Geddy Lee released his first solo album My Favorite Headache.

1992: Judas Priest singer Rob Halford performed the first of two concerts fronting Black Sabbath opening for Ozzy Osbourne in Costa Mesa, CA filling in for Ronnie James Dio who refused to perform because Osbourne was re-forming the original Sabbath lineup as these concerts were advertised as Osbourne’s farewell concerts.

1992: Bon Jovi reached number one on the U.K. album chart for the second time with their fifth album Keep the Faith which spent one week on top of the chart. The album peaked at number five in the U.S.

1991: Aerosmith were inducted into the Boston Garden Hall of Fame.

1990: Pete Townshend revealed he was bisexual in an interview with Newsweek. In a 2002 interview with Rolling Stone Townshend would later explain that he engaged in some brief same-sex experiment in the 1960’s, he is heterosexual.

1989: Aerosmith kicked off their first European tour in twelve years at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. David Coverdale of Whitesnake joined them onstage for a rendition of The Beatles’ “I’m Down”.

1987: Billy Idol peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with his first compilation album Vital Idol which went on to go Platinum in the U.S.

1977: Kiss kicked off their tour in support of Alive II at the Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience & Pink Floyd kicked off a U.K. tour at Royal Albert Hall in London.

Birthdays:
James “J.Y.” Young-guitarist for Styx born in 1949
Frankie Banali-drummer for Quiet Riot born in 1951
Alec John Such-bassist for Bon Jovi born in 1956

 

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/12/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for November 12, 2017:

 

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2008: Mitch Mitchell, drummer for The Jimi Hendrix Experience died in his sleep of natural causes in his hotel room in Portland, OR. He was 61 years old.

2003: A New Jersey radio station pulled all Jethro Tull music from their playlist after frontman Ian Anderson criticized excessive displays of the American flag with the statement “It’s easy to confuse patriotism with nationalism.”

2002: Paul McCartney outraged Beatles fans by changing the Lennon/McCartney songwriting credits to McCartney and Lennon on his live album Back in the U.S.

1990: Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood broke both of his legs after he was involved in a car accident near London.

1988: U2 reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the second time with the soundtrack of their rockumentary Rattle and Hum which spent six weeks at number one.

1979: Jefferson Airplane singer Marty Balin’s rock opera Rock Justice opened at the Old Waldorf nightclub in San Francisco.

1977: The Sex Pistols reached number one on the U.K. Albums Chart for the first and only time with their debut album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols.

1976: Queen released “Somebody to Love”, the first single off of their fifth album A Day at the Races. The song would reach number two on the U.K. Singles Chart and number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

1966: Stephen Stills was inspired to write “For What It’s Worth” for Buffalo Springfield after teenagers were beaten by police on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip for protesting a curfew.

Birthdays:
Neil Young born in 1945
Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser-singer & guitarist for Blue Oyster Cult born in 1947

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/11/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for November 11, 2017:

 

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1990: Outside of an AC/DC concert in East Rutherford, NJ, a 21 year old man died after being attacked. A New Jersey state trooper was later cleared of criminal wrongdoing in connection with the incident.

1989: The Rolling Stones peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Steel Wheels which went on to sell two million copies in the U.S.

1986: Pink Floyd issued a statement that they would continue to use the name even though Roger Waters was no longer in the band.

1978: The Rolling Stones peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Single Chart with “Beast of Burden” which was their second top ten single off of Some Girls.

1977: Wings released “Mull of Kintyre” which went on to become their biggest hit in the U.K., later reaching number one for eight weeks. It only went to number forty-five in the U.S.

1972: Berry Oakley, bassist for The Allman Brothers Band died in a motorcycle accident in Macon, GA. He was 24 years old.

1970: Bob Dylan published his first novel, the long awaited Tarantula which was poorly received.

1969: The Doors’ singer Jim Morrison was arrested for allegedly attacking a stewardess during a flight from Los Angeles to Phoenix. Morrison was charged with public drunkenness & interfering with the flight of an aircraft. The charges would later be dropped after the stewardess withdrew her evidence.

1965: The Velvet Underground performed their first concert as the opening act for the Myddle Class at a high school dance in Summit, NJ.

Birthdays:
Chris Dreja-guitarist for The Yardbirds born in 1945
Vince Martell-guitarist for Vanilla Fudge born in 1945
Rudy Sarzo-bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot & Whitesnake born in 1950

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/10/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for November 10, 2017:

 

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2003: While performing a concert in Nice, France, David Bowie cut his concert short due to laryngitis. His voice gave out during “Ziggy Stardust”.

2002: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Brian Setzer and Lenny Kravitz made guest appearances on The Simpsons running a Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp.

1995: Bryan Adams and Bonnie Raitt performed their duet “Rock Steady” on the Late Show with David Letterman.

1992: Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose was found guilty of property damage, assault & inciting a riot during a 1991 concert outside of St. Louis. Rose was given two years probation and ordered to donate $50,000 to five local social-service organizations.

1986: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band released Live/1975-85 which went on to become one of the biggest selling box sets of all time selling thirteen million copies in the U.S. alone.

1983: Billy Idol released his second solo album Rebel Yell which went on to reach number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell two million copies in the U.S.

1983: Dire Straits singer & guitarist Mark Knopfler got married for the second time when he married Lourdes Salamone. They would divorce in 1993.

1979: The Eagles went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the last time with “Heartache Tonight” a song co-written by Bob Seger.

1968: Jefferson Airplane appeared on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour for the third time. During this appearance where they performed “Crown of Creation” singer Grace Slick in partial blackface gave the black power salute.

Birthdays:
Glen Buxton-guitarist for Alice Cooper born in 1947
Greg Lake-bassist for King Crimson & Emerson, Lake & Palmer born in 1947

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/9/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for November 9, 2017:

 

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1996: Van Halen’s first compilation album Best of Volume I became their fifth album to reach the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart. The album spent one week at number one & went on to sell three million copies in the U.S.

1996: Bob Dylan licensed “The Times They Are a-Changin’” to be used in a commercial for the Bank of Montreal. This was the first time Dylan licensed a song of his to be used in a commercial.

1976: Frank Zappa received his first Gold record for his 1973 album Over-Nite Sensation.

1974: Bachman-Turner Overdrive went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the only time with “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” which spent one week on top of the chart.

1968: Cream peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “White Room” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.

1968: Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant married his first wife Maureen Wilson in London. Their wedding reception was Led Zeppelin’s concert at London’s Roundhouse, which was their first concert in London. The couple would divorce in August of 1983.

1967: The first issue of Rolling Stone was published with John Lennon on the cover dressed in army fatigues while filming How I Won the War.

1967: Roger McGuinn kicked David Crosby out of The Byrds. Crosby shortly thereafter formed Crosby, Stills & Nash.

1966: John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time when he attended a private viewing of her art collection at the Indica Gallery in London.

Birthdays:
Tom Fogerty-guitarist for Credence Clearwater Revival born in 1941
Joe Bouchard-bassist for Blue Oyster Cult born in 1948
Alan Gratzer-drummer for REO Speedwagon born in 1948

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/8/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for November 8, 2017:

 

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2008: AC/DC reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time in twenty-seven years with Black Ice which began a two week run at number one.

1986: Boston reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Amanda”. “Amanda” was one of the few songs to reach the top of the singles chart in the 1980s without a music video made for it.

1986: Ric Ocasek of The Cars made his first televised appearance as a solo artist as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.

1985: Jack Osbourne, the third child of Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne was born in St. John’s Wood, London.

1980: Bruce Springsteen reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with The River. It would remain on top of the chart for four weeks.

1980: AC/DC peaked at number thirty-five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “You Shook Me All Night Long” which was their first top forty single in the U.S.

1977: Suzi Quatro made her first appearance on Happy Days as Leather Tuscadero, the younger sister of Fonzie’s girlfriend.

1971: Led Zeppelin released their fourth album Led Zeppelin IV. The album would later reach number two on the Billboard 200 album chart & sell 23 million copies in the U.S. alone, making it the third biggest selling album in U.S. history.

1970: Jim Morrison recorded poetry which would later be set to music by The Doors after Morrison’s death released in 1978 as An American Prayer.

Birthdays:
Roy Wood-singer & guitarist for The Move born in 1946
Bonnie Raitt born in 1949