October 19 Rock And Roll History
You won't want to miss today's rock and roll history trivia!
On this day in 1966, The Yardbirds started their first U.S. tour in New York, featuring Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on lead guitar. After two performances, Beck quit the group after getting tonsillitis. He went on to start the Jeff Beck Group, which gave Rod Stewart his first major exposure.
In 1967, The Beatles came in at #2 on the U.K. with Sgt. Pepper, right behind the soundtrack to The Sound of Music.
In 1973, David Bowie released Pin Ups, his seventh album, the front cover of which features supermodel Twiggy. The album is comprised of covers of some of Bowie's favorite songs, including tracks by Pink Floyd, The Who, and The Kinks.
In 1974, Jimmy Page recorded “Scarlet” with Keith Richards and Traffic’s Rik Grech at Island Studios in London. Page described the track in a very articulate way: “...great, really good.”
In 1980 on this day, AC/DC began a 20-date tour in the U.K. at Bristol Colston Hall. It was the group's first performance since the death of singer Bon Scott.
In 2004, Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics were the main performers on the soundtrack for the movie "Alfie." Jagger provided lead vocals for approximately one-third of the songs, including the single “Old Habits Die Hard.” Another version with Jagger, Stewart, and Sheryl Crow appeared as a bonus track.