October 30 – A couple of birthdays today
1939: Grace Slick of the Jefferson Airplane/Starship born in Enanston Ill.
1947: Timothy B. Schmit, singer with the Eagles and Poco, is born in Oakland, Calif
October 29 – A Sad day for the Allman Brothers
1971: Guitar god Duane Allman dies after wiping out on his motorcycle outside Macon, Ga. The 24-year-old contributed memorable licks to recordings by Eric Clapton and Delaney & Bonnie, then revitalized Southern rock with his Allman Brothers Band.
Some Rolling Stones landmarks on This Day In Rock :
1964: , the Rolling Stones make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. When the audience goes nuts, Sullivan fumes, “I promise you they’ll never be back on our show. It took me 17 years to build this show; I’m not going to have it destroyed in a matter of weeks.”
1936: The Rolling Stones original bassist and shag monster Bill Wyman is born in Lewisham, England. He left the band in 1994, and made a brief reunion appearance with the Stones last year in London.
1966: The Yardbirds, having fired guitarist Jeff Beck for his tardiness and temper give lead guitar duties to bass player Jimmy Page who makes his live debut at San Francisco’s Fillmore.
1945: Mountain’s main mountain Leslie West is born in New York.
1969: Led Zeppelin release their second album, helpfully titled Led Zeppelin II
1994: Producer Jimmy Miller dies in Boulder, Colo. He gave the rock back to the Rolling Stones when he produced “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” and worked on their finest records, as well as albums by Traffic and Motorhead.
October 18, 2013
1925 : Chuck Berry is born in St. Louis. Without him we wouldn’t have rock and roll today - John Lennonhad said that "if you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'." Ted Nugent said "If you don't know every Chuck Berry lick, you can't play rock guitar.
1957: Paul McCartney makes his live debut with John Lennon and the Quarrymen at the New Clubmoor Hall in Liverpool.
1975: For the second episode of Saturday Night Live, the musical guests are Simon & Garfunkel, temporarily reunited for this television appearance
1968: Led Zeppelin play their first gig under that name at Surrey University in England. The band were formerly known as the New Yardbirds before the Who’s Keith Moon suggested the band would “go down like a lead Zeppelin.”