More of today’s rock history lesson:
2003: David Bowie announced that he had to postpone the first five concerts of his first North American tour in eight years due to coming down with the flu.
2000: Roger Waters released his live album In the Flesh which was recorded on his In the Flesh tour, which was his first tour in twelve years.
1987: R.E.M. peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “The One I Love” which was their first top ten single in the U.S.
1981: The Police peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic” which was their third top ten single in the U.S.
1975: Fleetwood Mac received their first Gold record for their second self-titled album, which was their first album with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.
1970: Badfinger peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “No Matter What” which was their second top ten single in the U.S.
1969: Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant prevented Atlantic Records from issuing “Whole Lotta Love” as a single in the U.K. because it edited the middle section.
1968: Graham Nash left The Hollies. Three days later he announced the formation of the supergroup Crosby, Stills and Nash.
1965: The Beatles performed in Liverpool for the last time at The Liverpool Empire. There were 40,000 applications for the 5,100 available tickets.
J.J. Cale born in 1938