More of today’s rock history lesson:
2008: Prior to the start of the Toronto Maple Leafs-Detroit Red Wings game, Def Leppard performed at Detroit’s Fox Theatre nearby & singer Joe Elliott received criticism by many NHL fans for placing the Stanley Cup upside down.
2001: Bob Dylan was refused backstage access to his own concert at the Jackson County Exposition Center in Medford, OR for not presenting his pass. Dylan requested tighter security during this tour & the guards that didn’t recognize him were thrown out.
1993: Nirvana entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number one with their third and final studio album In Utero. The album spent one week on top of the chart & went on to sell five million copies in the U.S.
1993: Aerosmith made their second appearance on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Cryin’” & “Sweet Emotion”.
1987: Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll the documentary movie chronicling the 60th birthday concerts of Chuck Berry was released.
1982: The Clash made their only appearance on American television on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Straight to Hell” & “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”
1974: Rush made their American television debut on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert. They didn’t perform on American television again until 2008 on The Colbert Report.
1965: “Yesterday” by The Beatles began a four week run on top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The song would later be recognized as the most recorded song in the history of popular music with over 3,000 artists covering it.
1958: Eddie Cochran recorded “C’mon Everybody” which would be his final Top 40 hit. The song would later be covered by Led Zeppelin, Sid Vicious and Humble Pie.
John Lennon born in 1940
John Entwistle-bassist for The Who born in 1944