October 17 Rock And Roll History
It's time for a blast from the past with rock and roll history on WZOZ!
On this day in 1962, the Beatles sang "Love Me Do" for their first television appearance in Britain on the show People and Places.
In 1964, the Zombies' "She's Not There" is released in the US, where it would become the band's highest charting single, reaching #2. In the UK, it went to #12.
In 1969, the Kinks started their first U.S. tour in more than four years. The band had performed on Hullabaloo in 1969 without filing for permission to do so, and as a result struggled to obtain a permit to do future tours from the American Federation of Musicians.
Led Zeppelin's third tour began at Carnegie Hall in New York City, also on this day in 1969.
In 1980, Bruce Springsteen released his fifth studio album, The River, with Columbia Records. It was his first album to go #1 on the Billboard 200, where it spent 4 weeks. In 1982, it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance.
In 1981, one man was shot dead and another was hurt by thieves in Maryland who were attempting to steal tickets to a Rolling Stones concert.
And 1990, "Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf, originally released in 1968, re-entered the Top 10 in Holland because of the frequency with which it had been appearing in recent movies and commercials.