October 10 Rock And Roll History
It's time once again for rock and roll history!
On this day in 1964, The Beatles performed at De Montfort Hall in Leicester. Ringo Starr drove himself to the venue after having a brand new Facel Vega delivered to him, and allegedly reached speeds of 140 miles per hour on the M6 motorway.
In 1969, King Crimson's debut studio album, "In the Court of the Crimson King," was released on Island Records in England and Atlantic Records in America. Rolling Stone magazine ranked "In the Court of the Crimson King" the second greatest prog rock album of all time, coming in behind "The Dark Side of the Moon."
In 1976, The Who and The Grateful Dead played the last of their two back-to-back shows at Oakland Stadium. Neither one of the shows sold out the venue.
In 1978, Joe Perry and Steve Tyler of Aerosmith were injured by a cherry bomb that was thrown on the stage during their gig in Philadelphia. The band performed the rest of the shows in the tour behind a safety fence.
In 1979, Fleetwood Mac got their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
An in 1987, Bruce Springsteen released his 9th album, "Tunnel of Love."