November 15 Rock And Roll History
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On this day in 1965, The Rolling Stones make their first appearance on U.S. television on Hullabaloo. They performed the song "Get Off My Cloud."
In 1966, The Doors made an official deal with Elektra Records to produce seven albums. After some convincing, they also agreed for their first single to be "Break On Through." The lyric "She gets high/she gets high/she gets high" was changed to ‘She gets/she gets/she gets" in order for it to be suitable for the radio.
In 1969, Janis Joplin was arrested at her performance in Tampa, Florida for using vulgar and indecent language. A policeman started ordering people in the audience to sit down and Joplin yelled for him to leave them alone. More police backstage told her to tell the audience to take their seats, and she vehemently refused. Joplin was eventually released on $504 bail and all charges against her were dropped.
In 1977, Led Zeppelin played the first of four dates at the Chicago Stadium in Illinois as part of their tour of North America. There were originally two more shows schedule there for later on in the tour, but after Robert Plant's son died, they were cancelled.
And in 2000, Michael Abram, the man who attacked George Harrison later in the previous year, was found not guilty by reason of insanity. He was sent to a psychiatric hospital and released on November 8th, 2011.