October 3 Rock And Roll History
What happened on this day in rock and roll history? We've got the answers right here.
On this day in 1964, The Animals' self-titled album, which had their #1 hit, "House of the Rising Sun" on it, made it onto the Billboard LP chart. The British album, "The Animals," was released a month later, but there were considerable differences in the content on that version.
In 1967, folk legend Woody Guthrie passed away of Huntington's disease after spending the previous decade in a hospital. Guthrie wrote "This Land is Your Land," which is still sung in elementary schools across America. He was also a major influence on Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and others.
In 1968, The Beatles recorded the George Harrison song ‘Savoy Truffle’ at Trident Studios in London. George, Paul, and Ringo only needed one take to record the basic track (drums, bass, and lead guitar). The song was inspired by Eric Clapton's love of chocolates, namely Mackintosh's Good News.
In 1978 on this day, Aerosmith members bailed thirty of their fans out of jail after they had been arrested for using drugs during one of the band's concerts at the Fort Wayne Coliseum.
In 1981, Billy Joel released the first digitally recorded, live album, "Songs in the Attic." The album was a compilation of songs that had been written and recorded before his big hit, "Just The Way You Are."
And in 2000, Mark Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon, was denied parole. After spending 20 years in jail, Chapman was interviewed by parole board members who decided that giving Chapman his freedom would take away from the severity of the crime.