It’s important to know your rock history, here at Radio NOVA we bring you ten rock stories from the sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties and the noughties.
On this day in rock history: December 9th.
1961: The Beatles played an unadvertised gig in Aldershot to a sparse room of 18 people. After the show the band was asked to leave the town by local police.
1966: The trio Cream, that included Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker, released their debut album Fresh Cream.
1967: Jim Morrison is arrested in Connecticut for breaching the peace. The singer began taunting police while on stage after being maced backstage by a police officer who didn’t recognise the frontman.
1988: A public poll was released about people’s favourite ‘bedroom music’, Neil Diamond topped the list, followed by Beethoven and soul legend Luther Vandross.
1988: Michael Jackson began his nine night residency for his ‘Bad World Tour’ at the Tokyo Dome, Japan.
1991: After a lengthy court battle over Bob Marley‘s estate, the singer’s widow Rita, is awarded $12 million.
1992: George Harrison was given the first Century Award, presented by Tom Petty at the third Billboard Music Awards in Universal City, California.
1995: Michael Jackson earned another number 1, with the single ‘Earth Song’. It was also the Christmas number 1.
2000: The Corrs‘ violinist Sharon Corr, announced that cannabis should be legal, stating the drug had many medicinal uses. Sharon said: “Some people with certain conditions can get a brief reprieve from their symptoms through cannabis”.
2000: U2 made their debut appearance on comedy-sketch show ‘Saturday Night Live.’ The lads played ‘Beautiful Day’ and ‘Elevation’.