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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/21/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for November 21, 2017:

 

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2002: Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, the surviving members of The Doors announced that they would be performing again with Ian Astbury of The Cult singing & Stewart Copeland of The Police on drums.

1995: Peter Grant, manager of Led Zeppelin and widely credited for improving pay and conditions for musicians in dealings with concert promoters died of a heart attack while driving to his home in Eastbourne, U.K. He was 60 years old.

1991: Aerosmith were the first rock band to make a guest appearance on The Simpsons where they performed “Walk This Way” at Moe’s Tavern.

1990: Mick Jagger married his girlfriend of 13 years model Jerry Hall on the island of Bali. The couple would divorce in 1999.

1987: Billy Idol reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first & only time with a cover of Tommy James and the Shondells’ “Mony Mony”.

1981: Queen and David Bowie reached number one on the U.K. Singles Chart with their collaboration “Under Pressure” which spent two weeks on top of the chart. In the U.S. the song would go on to reach number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

1980: Don Henley was arrested after a 16 year old girl was found suffering from a drug overdose at his home Los Angeles. Henley would receive a $2,000 fine & two years probation.

1975: Elton John Week was declared in Los Angeles after being awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1974: Marty Balin, after having vowed to never work with Jefferson Airplane again, reunited with Jefferson Starship onstage during a concert at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom.

Birthdays:
Dr. John born in 1940

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/20/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for November 20, 2017:

 

 

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2010: After the end of Bob Dylan’s concert in Amherst, MA, a man with a fake crew pass walked into a pizza parlor and ordered 178 pizzas and never came back to pick the pizzas up. The staff worked until 5:30 a.m. to fill the order.

1997: Paul McCartney taped a performance for the Oprah Winfrey Show at the Manhattan Center in New York City.

1994: David Crosby received a liver transplant at UCLA’s Medical Center. Crosby was on the operating table for seven hours.

1991: The Rolling Stones signed a three album deal with Virgin Records for $45 million making it the biggest recording contract at the time.

1981: AC/DC released their eighth studio album For Those About to Rock which went on to become their first album to reach number one on the Billboard 200 album chart and sell four million copies in the U.S.

1973: During a concert at San Francisco’s Cow Palace, Who drummer Keith Moon collapsed onstage after someone spiked his drink with horse tranquilizer. Audience member, 19 year old Scot Halpin filled in for the final three songs of The Who’s set.

1971: Led Zeppelin played the first of back to back “Electric Magic” concerts at London’s Wembley Empire Pool. These concerts featured circus performers.

1970: Ray Davies of The Kinks flew to London to re-record a lyric to their current single “Apeman”. Radio stations objected to the lyric “The air pollution is foggin’ up my eyes” claiming “foggin’” sounded too much like another f-word.

1961: Bob Dylan began recording his debut album at Columbia Studio A in New York City. John Hammond was the producer.

Birthdays:
Duane Allman-guitarist for The Allman Brothers Band & Derek and the Dominos born in 1946
Joe Walsh-guitarist for James Gang & Eagles born in 1947
Frank Marino-guitarist for Mahogany Rush born in 1954

Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 11/19/17

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Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock presented by Acura of Columbus for November 19, 2017:

 

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2007: Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow died of an accidental cocaine overdose at his home in Las Vegas, NV. His body was discovered six days later. He was 52 years old.

1998: Motley Crue opened their retail store S’crue in Los Angeles on Melrose Avenue. The store would close two months later.

1994: Nirvana entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number one with MTV Unplugged in New York which went on to sell five million copies in the U.S.

1994: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers appeared on Saturday Night Live with Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl filling in on drums. On the same day Petty entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at its peak position of number eight with his second solo album Wildflowers which went on to sell three million copies in the U.S.

1988: Bon Jovi reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the third time as “Bad Medicine” began a two week run at number one.

1983: Quiet Riot peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of Slade’s “Cum on Feel the Noize” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.

1983: Loverboy made their first and only appearance on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Working for the Weekend”.

1975: The J. Geils Band recorded their second live album Blow Your Face Out during a concert at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Portions of the live album were also recorded four nights earlier at Boston Garden.

1965: During The Who’s set in London on a bill with The Kinks, The Hollies & Wilson Pickett, Roger Daltrey stormed offstage and quit the band after they experienced trouble with their P.A. Daltrey would shortly return to the group.

Birthdays:
Matt Sorum-drummer for The Cult, Guns N’ Roses & Velvet Revolver born in 1960

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