This Day in NEWHD Rock History, January 14,2024
- In 1963, The Rolling Stones made a pivotal step in their career by performing at the Flamingo Jazz Club in Soho, London. This performance was notable as it was the first concert featuring their original lineup consisting of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts. This lineup would go on to become iconic in the world of rock music.
- Joe Walsh‘s achievements were recognized in 1975 when he was presented with a Gold Record for his third solo album, “So What.” This album is renowned for the classic rock hit “Turn to Stone.” A significant aspect of this album was the contribution of Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Randy Meisner of the Eagles, who provided background vocals on several tracks. Notably, a year and a half after this achievement, Walsh joined the Eagles, marking a significant transition in his musical career.
- Celebrating a milestone birthday is Dave Grohl, known for his pivotal roles in Nirvana and Foo Fighters. Grohl turns 55 today, and his influence in the rock genre is well recognized, with a career spanning several decades and contributing to some of the most memorable moments in rock history.
The Rolling Stones had notable performances on this day, including their first show in Latin America at Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez, México DF, México in 1995, and a memorable concert at Madison Square Garden in 1998, their first there since 1981. In 1973, Elvis Presley’s “Aloha From Hawaii” concert was broadcast live to an estimated one billion viewers worldwide, later becoming one of his best-selling LPs of the ’70s. Three Dog Night received their 12th and final Gold record for “Joy to the World – Their Greatest Hits” in 1975. David Bowie’s innovative album “Low” was released in 1977, marking the first of his three collaborations with Brian Eno known as the “Berlin Trilogy”. The influential 1978 concert by the Sex Pistols at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco marked their final performance and the subsequent departure of Johnny Rotten. 1989 was notable for the soundtrack of the film “Dirty Dancing” receiving Diamond certification for sales of ten million copies. Bruce Springsteen made a memorable appearance on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” in 2014, performing a reworked version of “Born To Run”. Jimmy Page, the legendary guitarist, was honored with the United Nations’ first-ever Pathways To Peace Award in 2010. Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black” album topped the UK charts in 2007, eventually selling over 20 million copies worldwide. Linda Gail Lewis, sister of Jerry Lee Lewis, dropped a sex discrimination claim against Van Morrison in 2003.
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