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JD's Rock 'n' Roll Almanac

Rock 'n' Roll Almanac for Wednesday, October 18, 2017

91 years ago (1926)Rock & Roll legend Chuck Berry is born.
68 years ago (1949)Gary Richrath, guitarist and vocalist for REO Speedwagon, is born.
56 years ago (1961)Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is born in New Orleans.
53 years ago (1964)The Animals first U.K. tour as headliners open in Manchester, England, with Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Tommy Tucker and the Nasvhille Teens as support acts.
51 years ago (1966)The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays a their first major concert for an audience of 14,500 at the Olympia Theatre in Paris. The British press characterizes Hendrix as “the wild man of pop.”
50 years ago (1967)How I Won the War, Richard Lester's anti-war black comedy starring John Lennon. is given its world premiere at London's Premiere Theatre.
49 years ago (1968)John Lennon and Yoko Ono are arrested and charged with possession of marijuana during a raid on Ringo Starr's London apartment, where the two are staying.
49 years ago (1968)Led Zeppelin plays its first U.K. date at London's Marquee Club. The seminal heavy-metal band made its world debut in Scandinavia at the start of the month.
43 years ago (1974)Mary Woodson, who claims to be Al Green's girlfriend, shoots herself to death in the singer's home. The shooting, which is ruled a suicide, comes after she had thrown a pot of boiling grits on Green as he was getting out of the bathtub. He went to the hospital with first and second degree buns on his back, neck and arms.
42 years ago (1975)Simon and Garfunkel reunite on Saturday Night Live.
38 years ago (1979)Fifteen black youths are arrested at an Earth, Wind & Fire concert at Madison Square Garden . They are charged with having beaten and robbed patrons on their way to the concert.
31 years ago (1986)Christine McVie marries composer Eduardo DeMendonca.
27 years ago (1990)The City of Los Angeles declares today “Rocky Horror Picture Show Day,” marking the 15th Anniversary of the movie. There is a big party with most of the film's cast two days later.
13 years ago (2004)Rod Stewart performs at an invitation-only concert held at Harlem's Apollo Theater in New York. It's broadcast live on the Internet and features songs from Rod's new album, Stardust…The Great American Songbook: Volume III. The previous two volumes were both Grammy nominees, together selling more than 10 million copies. Volume III includes duets with Dolly Parton and Bette Midler, and instrumental help from Eric Clapton on guitar and Stevie Wonder on harmonica.
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