This Day In Rock History: November 11th


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: November 11th.

1965: The final recording session for The Beatles’ Rubber Soul album took place, at Abbey Road, London. The band recorded the three songs ‘Wait’, ‘You Won’t See Me’ and ‘Girl’.

1969: The FBI arrested Jim Morrison for drunk and disorderly conduct aboard a plane. The Doors singer who was on his way to a Rolling Stones concert with actor Tom Baker had been drinking and annoying the stewardesses. The pair spent the night in jail and were released on €2,500 bail.

1969: Muddy Waters is severely injured in a car crash just outside Chicago that leaves three other passengers dead. Waters took over a year to recover from his injuries.

1972: Allman Brothers bass player Berry Oakley was killed when his motorcycle hit a bus at the same intersection as former band member Duane Allman, who had died a year earlier. Oakley was 24 years old.

1978: David Bowie played the first night of his 8-date ‘Low/Heroes’ tour of Australia and New Zealand at The Oval in Adelaide. This was Bowies first ever show in Australia.

1986: Pink Floyd issued a press statement stating that they intend to continue using the name without Roger Waters and were recording their next album.

1990: A 21 year-old AC/DC fan died after being attacked outside an Arena in New Jersey where the band were playing a gig that night.

1995: The Smashing Pumpkins double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness went to number 1.

1991: Apple Computers settles their first trademark lawsuit against the Beatles‘ Apple Corps for a $29 million.

2004: Coldplay fan Sarah Sainsbury wrote to the band asking for their autographs so she could sell them to raise funds at her school charity. Coldplay sent her a triple platinum disc worth over £4,000.