November 30 Rock And Roll History
We're ringing in the weekend with rock and roll history on ZOZ!
On this day in 1969, Simon and Garfunkel's first television special aired, but AT&T, who was sponsoring them, withdrew at the last minute when they found out that the artists' plan included footage of Bobby Kennedy's funeral march, as well as clips from the Vietnam War.
In 1969, the Rolling Stones ended their North American tour at the International Raceway Festival in West Palm Beach, FL. Supporting acts included King Crimson, Janis Joplin, and Steppenwolf.
In 1972, Paul McCartney and Wings' release of "Hi, Hi, Hi" was banned by the BBC not long after it came out due to "unsuitable lyrics." Nevertheless, the song was a hit, climbing to #5 in the U.K. and #10 in the U.S. later on.
In 1974 on this day, the Eagles released their first U.S. #1 single, "Best of My Love."
In 1979, "The Wall" by Pink Floyd ended the decade by selling more than 13 million copies. The album's themes of isolation and despair rang true with millions of fans, and produced a #1 single with "Another Brick in the Wall (part II)."
In 1994, "Live at the BBC," the Beatles' first album in 25 years, was released in Britain.