Today in Rock History – June 18th

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1971, Fleetwood Mac appeared at Up The Junction in Crewe, England. 1974, Peter Hoorelbeke drummer with US band Rare Earth was arrested after a concert for throwing his drumsticks into the crowd. 1975, Elvis Presley had a face-lift at Mid South hospital, Memphis. 1976, Abba gave a special live performance in Stockholm for Sweden’s King […]

Today in Rock History – June 16th

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1966, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (featuring guitarist Eric Clapton), appeared at The Marquee Club, London, England. 1966, The Beatles made a surprise live appearance on the UK television program Top of the Pops, performing ‘Paperback Writer’ and ‘Rain’. It became The Beatles’ last live musical television appearance, with the sole exception of the June 1967 worldwide […]

Today in Rock History – April 22nd

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1969, On the roof of the Apple building in London, John Lennon changed his middle name from Winston to Ono. 1969, In Dolton, England, the Who perform their rock opera Tommy live in its entirety for the first time. 1969, A&M signs a brother/sister act called the Carpenters. 1969, Fleetwood Mac kicked off a 10-date […]