November 23 Rock And Roll History
Start your weekend off right with rock and roll history on ZOZ.
On this day in 1964, the Rolling Stones arrived late to appear on BBC radio shows Top Gear and Saturday Club, and were banned for a time by the BBC.
In 1974, the Rolling Stones' "It's Only Rock 'N Roll" became their fifth album to go to #1 in the U.S. It went to #2 in the U.K. and was the last album that their guitarist, Mick Taylor, would collaborate on.
In 1975 on this day, Bohemian Rhapsody began its nine-week run at #1 on the U.K. singles chart. The song's promo video is considered to be the first pop video and cost £5,000 to make. When the band wanted to release the single, record executives said that since the song was almost 6 minutes in length, it was too long to become a hit.
In 1979, Pink Floyd released "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)," and it rapidly rose to the top of the charts in the U.K., as well as ten other countries including the United States. Students from Islington Green School in North London were featured in the song because the school was close to the studio where the band was recording the album.
And in 2011, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Jimi Hendrix as the greatest guitar player in history. Their list also included Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, and Pete Townshend.