Here’s what happened on November 2nd in rock history, from the home of music and games, Rock My World.
- 1956, Police used tear gas to break up a riot that broke out during a Fats Domino concert in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fats and three of his sidemen suffer minor injuries.
- 1963, The Konrads, featuring David Bowie appeared at Shirley Parish Hall, Shirley, Croydon, England.
- 1967, The Beatles completed recording their next single ‘Hello Goodbye’ at Abbey Road studios London with a second Paul McCartney bass line. The McCartney song had been selected for the A-side for The Beatles next single, the flip side to be Lennon’s ‘I Am the Walrus’.
- 1969, Sugar Sugar by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The single became the longest running One Hit Wonder in the UK with eight week’s at the top of the charts.
- 1974, Crosby Stills Nash & Young went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘So Far’, the group’s third US No.1.
- 1974, Stevie Wonder went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘You Haven’t Done Nothin’, the singers fourth US No.1. It featured The Jackson Five on backing vocals.
- 1984, The Rev Marvin Gaye Sr. was sentenced to a suspended six-year sentence and probation for the manslaughter of his son, Marvin Gaye. He later died at a nursing home in 1998.
- 1996, Counting Crows went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Recovering From Satellites’. The album peaked at No.4 in the UK.
- 1999, Foo Fighters released their third studio album ‘There Is Nothing Left to Lose’, the album marks the first appearance of drummer Taylor Hawkins. Early pressings of the disc included a temporary tattoo, similar to the one featured on the album cover.
- 2004, Guitarist Eric Clapton collected his CBE from Buckingham Palace for his services to music.
- 2007, Led Zeppelin’s eagerly-awaited reunion concert in London was postponed for two weeks after guitarist Jimmy Page broke a finger. The tribute concert in honour of late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun scheduled for 26 November would now take place on 10 December. More than a million fans applied for the 20,000 tickets available, which cost £125 each. Profits from the show would go towards scholarships in Ertegun’s name in the UK, USA and the country of his birth Turkey.
- 007, Ozzy Osbourne claimed his reputation had been tarnished after a party supposedly involving him was organised by US police officers to round up missing criminal suspects. Over 500 people in North Dakota with outstanding arrest warrants were sent invitations and more than 30 suspects turned up. Osbourne said it was “insulting” that his name had been used but police argued it was a “creative” way to fight crime. Ozzy had been selected because he was due to play a gig in a nearby arena, which was used to explain why he would supposedly have attending the party.
Born on this day:
- 1941, Born on this day, Bruce Welch, guitar, The Shadows, (1960 UK No.1 single ‘Apache’ plus 28 other UK top 40 singles), Member of Marvin Welch and Farrar and producer.
- 1944, Born on this day, Keith Emerson, keyboards, The Nice, (1968 UK No.21 single ‘America’). Emerson Lake and Palmer, (1977 UK No.2 single ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’).
- 1947, Born on this day, Dave Pegg, Fairport Convention, UK folk group, (1969 UK No.21 single ‘Si Tu Dois Partir’).
- 1957, Born on this day, Carter Beauford, drummer, Dave Matthews Band, (1998 US No.1 album ‘Before These Crowded Streets’, 2005 US No.1 album ‘Stand Up’).
- 1961, Born on this day, Kathryn Dawn Lang, (kd Lang), singer, songwriter, (1993 UK No.15 single ‘Constant Craving’).
- 1965, Born on this day, Bobby Dall, Poison, (1988 US No.1 & 1989 UK No.13 single ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn’).
- 1969, Born on this day, Reginald Arvizu, bass, Korn, (1998 UK No.23 single ‘Got The Life’, 1998 US No.1 album, ‘Follow The Leader’).
- 1975, Born on this day, Chris Walla, guitarist, Death Cab for Cutie, 2008 US No.1 album ‘Narrow Stairs.’
- 1979, Born on this day, Nelly, (Cornell Haynes Jr), 2000 US No.1 album ‘Country Grammar, ‘ 2002 US & UK No.1 single ‘Dilemma’.