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JD's Rock 'n' Roll Almanac

Rock 'n' Roll Almanac for Tuesday, September 02, 2014

49 years ago (1965)The Rolling Stones appear on the British pop TV show Ready Steady Go! with Mick Jagger and Andrew Loog Oldham performing a parody of Sonny & Cher's I Got You Babe.
49 years ago (1965)The Beatles release Yesterday.
49 years ago (1965)The Beatles receive a gold record for the single, Help!
44 years ago (1970)Genesis ran an ad in Melody Maker magazine, which was answered by Phil Collins, who eventually joined the group.
43 years ago (1971)The Grateful Dead have finally tracked down and have had arrested the group's ex-manager, Lenny Hart. He is charged with having embezzled $70,000 from the group, leaving the Dead penniless.
43 years ago (1971)The Grateful Dead's second live LP is given the unimaginative title Grateful Dead, but it's not as if they don't care. Rolling Stone reports leader Jerry Garcia originally wanted the title Starfuck. It's the bands first Top 25 album.
43 years ago (1971)Rolling Stone reports Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts and the late Brian Jones' father have filed suit against former Rolling Stones managers Eric Easton and Andrew Loog Oldham. The suit charges the two deprived the band from royalties through a deal with the Stones' first label, Decca.
42 years ago (1972)The Hollies' Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) peaks at #2 on the pop singles chart, while Jim Croce's You Don't Mess Around With Jim hits #8.
39 years ago (1975)The summer comes to a less than peaceful close in Syracuse, New York at the Great American Music Fair. The show featuring Jefferson Starship, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and the Doobie Brothers is marred when a crowd of 500 attempt to crash the gate, armed with rocks and bottles, in an effort to make the festival a free one. Police and state troopers arrive and when things are all over, 60 arrests were made.
36 years ago (1978)Cheap Trick's Surrender peaks at #62 on the pop singles chart while The Village People's Macho Man peaks at #25.
36 years ago (1978)Boston's second album, Don't Look Back enters the LP chart.
36 years ago (1978)The Jackson 5 enter the soul chart again with Blame It on the Boogie which peaks at #3.
36 years ago (1978)Teddy Pendergrass performs at a For Women Only gig at New York City's Avery Fisher Hall. Women arriving for the concert are given white chocolate lollipops in the shape of a Teddy Bear.
36 years ago (1978)The Animal House soudtrack is released.
36 years ago (1978)George Harrison marries Olivia Trinidad Arias, a secretary at his Dark Horse record company.
26 years ago (1988)Amnesty International's Human Rights Now tour, starring Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel and Tracy Chapman, begins in London's Wembley stadium.
25 years ago (1989)Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek marries model Paulina Porizkova.
25 years ago (1989)Jeff Healey's Angel Eyes peaks at #5 on the pop singles chart.
21 years ago (1993)Pearl Jam performs a song from their upcoming Vs. album, Animal, at the MTV Video Music Awards. Following that they are joined onstage by Neil Young for a blistering version of Rockin' In The Free World.
19 years ago (1995)The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame opens in Cleveland with a concert that features, among others, Bruce Springsteen and Chuck Berry.
3 years ago (2011)KISS bassist Gene Simmons confirms his engagement to Shannon Tweed. They already have two children. He's 62, she 54.
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