Wednesday, April 6, 2011

This Week In Rock History

1958—Buddy Holly receives his draft notice, but he would later be refused induction because of a stomach ulcer.

1965—Kinks guitarist Dave Davies falls on to drummer Mick Avory's cymbal during a concert in London, knocking him unconscious.

1968—Simon & Garfunkle's album “The Graduate” is knocked out of the number one position on the US charts, when their new album “Bookends” debuts in the top spot.

1969—Keyboardist Billy Preston becomes the only non-Beatle credited on a Beatles single when “Get Back” is released featuring Preston's keyboard solo.

1969—John Lennon and Yoko Ono record “Give Peace A Chance” at a hotel in Montreal, Canada with a choir that includes Tommy Smothers and Pet Clark. Though written by John Lennon, the song is credited to Lennon/McCartney,

1973—Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water" is released. The song is based on the true story of how someone had fired a flare gun into the ceiling of the Casino in Montreux, Switzerland, during a concert by Frank Zappa & the Mother's of Invention. The resulting fire destroyed the building where Deep Purple was set to record a live album the next day

1994—Michael Jackson marries Lisa Marie Presley, the 25-year-old daughter of Elvis. The marriage would last less than 2 years.

2008—Lou Pearlman, the mastermind behind both N'Sync and The Backstreet Boys, is sentenced to  25 years in prison for defrauding investors of millions. Most of the people involved in the scam were elderly bilked of their life savings.

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