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 3rd.
1964: During a Rolling Stones North American tour, a 17 year-old Stones fan fell from the balcony during a gig in Cleveland, Ohio. The Mayor of Ohio banned all future pop concerts, saying: “Such group’s do not add to the community’s culture or entertainment.”
1967: The filming for The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour film was completed, finishing with a sequence at Ringo’s country house in Surrey. It was broadcast on the BBC in 1968.
1973: David Bowie goes to number 1 for the second time with his album Pinups, he had five-week run at the top of the charts.
1977: Elton John announces his retirement during a concert at London’s Empire Pool. He would return to the music business within a year and a half.
1984: Paul McCartney went to number 1 on the UK album chart with the film soundtrack Give My Regards To Broad Street, featuring the single ‘No More Lonely Nights.’
1992: Bon Jovi released their fifth studio album Keep The Faith, which spent a total of 49 weeks on the US chart. The album produced three Top 40 hits: ‘Keep The Faith’, ‘Bed of Roses’ and ‘In These Arms’.
1995, Hootie and the Blowfish reached an out of court settlement with Bob Dylan for the group’s unauthorized use of Dylan’s lyrics in their song ‘Only Want To Be With You’.
1997: Metallica came to a out of court agreement with a fan who claimed he lost his sense of smell after being dropped on his head by fans at one of their shows four years earlier.
2000: EMI Records announced they had dropped Simple Minds. The Scottish band had sold over 30 million albums during the 1980’s.
2005: Winners at this years MTV Europe awards included Coldplay who won best UK act and best song for ‘Speed Of Sound’, Green Day won best rock act and best album and Madonna also presented MTV’s ‘Free Your Mind’ humanitarian award to Live 8 organiser Bob Geldof.