Almanac

Rock 'n' Roll Almanac for Thursday, October 22, 2020

77 years ago (1943)Bobby Fuller, guitarist and vocalist for the Bobby Fuller Four, is born.
75 years ago (1945)Leslie West, guitarist and vocalist for Mountain, is born.
56 years ago (1964)The Who, then known as the High Numbers, fail an audition with EMI.
55 years ago (1965)The Rolling Stones' Get Off My Cloud is released in the U.K. Less than two weeks later it hits #1 on the U.K. pop chart.
54 years ago (1966)The Beach Boys release Good Vibrations on Capitol. The song, featuring inspired use of the sci-fi movie sound-effects instrument the theremin, is the most expensive production for a single up to this time.
51 years ago (1969)Led Zeppelin II is released.
46 years ago (1974)Kiss' Hotter Than Hell LP is released.
44 years ago (1976)Keith Moon plays his last show with The Who.
42 years ago (1978)Funk-fusion band Earth, Wind & Fire kick off a 75-date U.S. tour in Louisville, Kentucky.
38 years ago (1982)Worchester, Massachusetts Mayor Sara Robertson declares today Van Halen today after local fans collect 25,000 signatures on a petition requesting that the band add another show to their tour.
28 years ago (1992)Members of Boyz II Men receive awards for having the longest running #1 song of the rock era. End Of the Road broke Elvis' record of 11 weeks, previously held by Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog.
22 years ago (1998)Bob Dylan plays in his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota for the first time since the '60s. The show had sold out in five hours.

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