This Day In Rock History: November 4th


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 4th.

1961: Bob Dylan debuts at Carnegie Hall, playing for a grand total of 53 fans.

1965: The Rolling Stones were at number 1 on the UK and US singles chart with ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’.

1974: Thin Lizzy debut their new twin-guitarists, Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson at a concert in Wales.

1978: Crosby Stills Nash & Young were sued by former bass player Greg Reeves for over a $1 million claiming he was owed from sales of their album Deja Vu.

1984: Prince played the first of seven nights at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, to kick off his 87-date North American ‘Purple Rain Tour’.

1987: U2 were on the front cover of UK pop magazine ‘Smash Hits’, which also had features on the Pet Shop Boys, Wet Wet Wet, and Sting. Reviewed in the new singles page was The Smiths‘ ‘I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish’.

1988: Determined to finally clean his system of the alcohol and drugs he’s been abusing for years, Ringo Starr, along with wife Barbara Bach, flies to Arizona to enter the Sierra Tucson Rehabilitation Clinic.

1993: Depeche Mode‘s Martin Gore was arrested at the Denver Westin Hotel after refusing to turn down the volume of his music in his room.

1998: Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was arrested after an alleged drunken brawl with photographer Mel Bouzac at a London pub.

1999: Jimi Hendrix‘s half-sister Janie announces her plans to exhume the body of her famous brother and move it to a mausoleum where curious onlookers can view it for a price. The public outcry forces her to shelve the idea.