History of Rock for Jan 28

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edited January 2009 in History of Rock
Jan 28

1965- The Who made their first appearance on British TV's celebrated Ready, Steady, Go.

1966 - The famed Cavern Club in Liverpool closes its doors with debts of over $10,000

1970 - A diverse group of artists took part in a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden. Jimi Hendrix, The Rascals, Blood Sweat and Tears, Judy Collins, Harry Belafonte, Dave Brubeck, The Voices of East Harlem and the cast of Hair all performed in the show to raise nearly $150,000 for the Viet Nam Moratorium Committee.

1978 - Draw The Line gets Aerosmith a #11 album in the US but many fans and critics regard it as disappointing.

1984 - The first 3 singles by The Smiths held the top three positions in the UK independent singles chart.

1984 - Sweetheart Like You is #55 in the US and is Bob Dylans last charting single.

1984 - Tommy Lee sees snow for the first time in his life when Motley Crue play Buffalo, New York. Backstage after the show, he finds out that his girlfriend has posed for the current February issue of Penthouse magazine on newsstands without his knowledge, after a fan passes comment on the pictures. Tommy punches the fan unconscious with one hit. Motley’s manager Doug Thaler convinces the fan not to press any charges.

1984 - Relax the single by Liverpool group Frankie Goes To Hollywood hit #1 and would spend a year on the charts in both the UK and US despite an extensive airplay ban for allegedly obscene lyrics.

1985 - Prince won big at The American Music Awards winning Favorite Pop/Rock Album, Favorite Soul/R&B Album both for Purple Rain, and Favorite Soul/R&B Single. Other winners of note were Bruce Springsteen and Huey Lewis and the News.

Immedaitely after the awards nearly 40 artists convened at a recording studio to record We Are The World

1988 - The Sex Pistols controversial UK #1 album Never Mind The Bollocks - Here's The Sex Pistols! went Gold in the US, a mere 11 years after its release.

1991 - Aerosmith took home awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo, or Group beating out New Kids On The Block and Bell Biv Devoe, they also won Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist beating out Motley Crue and Poison.

Other winners of note

Phil Collins won Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Album for ...But Seriously

Jon Bon Jovi won Favorite Pop/Rock Single for Blaze of Glory

Motley Crue won Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album for Dr. Feelgood

and Slaughter beat Don Dokken and Bruce Dickinson to win Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist!?

1997 - U.S. radio station KROQ start a campaign called Screw The Crue, believing if the Crue makes a come back, then Winger, Poison, Warrant, and all the other glam metal-type bands from the ‘80s will as well. Tommy and Nikki write them in-depth letters on how they feel about the campaign before KROQ soon return apologies in writing and on air.
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