October 18 Rock And Roll History
We've got some great rock and roll history facts for you today!
On this day in 1957, Paul McCartney made his first appearance playing lead guitar with The Quarry Men at the New Clubmoor Hall Conservative Club in Liverpool. The full lineup was John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Griffiths, Colin Hanton, and Len Garry. McCartney botched the solo in "Guitar Boogie" due to nerves, but the group was still booked regularly to perform at the club on Saturday nights.
In 1964, the Animals' first U.K. tour where they were billed as headliners began in Manchester, England. Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Tommy Tucker, and the Nashville teens were their openers.
In 1967, How I Won the War, a movie starring John Lennon in the role of Private Gripweed, premiered in London. All four Beatles were present at the premiere.
In 1986 on this day, Fleetwood Mac vocalist Christine McVie was wed to Eduardo Quintela, a Portuguese composer who was twelve years younger than her. The couple got divorced twelve years later.
In 1993, Rod Stewart included his vocals on tracks recorded two days prior by Bryan Adams and Sting for "All For Love." The song was used as the main theme for the movie The Three Musketeers.
And in 2013, Paul McCartney gave an unannounced in Covent Garden, London in the middle of the day to a crowd of more than 2,000 people on their lunch breaks. His album "New" came out that same week.