November 1 Rock And Roll History
It's time for a trip back in time with rock and roll history on ZOZ.
On this day in 1965, police in Rochester, New York stopped a Rolling Stones concert until the 3,500+ screaming fans who were in attendance returned to order.
In 1968, "Wonderwall Music," George Harrison's first solo album, was released. The songs were mostly Harrison's instrumentals, featuring Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, and Peter Tork of the Monkees, who contributed uncredited banjo accompaniment. It became the first album to be removed from the Apple Records catalog, because it didn't chart at all in the U.K.
In 1969, The Beatles' "Abbey Road" became their 13th #1 album in the U.S. The album's cover allegedly contained clues adding to the ‘Paul is Dead’ theory: the car's license plate read ‘LMW 281F,’ and some people interpreted this to mean that McCartney would be 28 if he was still alive. ‘LMW’ was said to stand for ‘Linda McCartney Weeps.’ The four Beatles were also said to represent the Priest (John, dressed in white), the Undertaker (Ringo, black suit), the Corpse (Paul, barefoot), and the Gravedigger (George, in jeans and a denim shirt).
In 1975, Elton John, who'd teamed up with Neil Sedaka on the previous week's chart topper, "Bad Blood," took over the top spot again himself with "Island Girl."
And in 1987, Dire Straits' "Brothers In Arms" passed the three million sales mark, making it the U.K.'s all-time best selling album.