This Week in Music History
October 29, 1965 – The Who releases the single ‘My Generation’. The song was named the 11th greatest song by Rolling Stone on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
October 30, 1970 – Jim Morrison of The Doors is fined and sentenced to six months in jail after being found guilty of indecent exposure during a gig in Miami.
October 31, 1980 – Bow Wow Wow appears at London’s Rainbow Theatre with a backing singer going by the name ‘Lieutenant Lush’, a.k.a. Boy George. Although it’s two years before the official release, I like to think they played their version of ‘I Want Candy’ at this Halloween night show.
November 1, 1966 – The Doors play the first show of a month long stay at the Ondine Discotheque in Manhattan.
November 2, 1967 – The Beatles completed recording ‘Hello Goodbye’ at Abbey Road by adding a second Paul McCartney bass line. The song had been selected for the A-side of The Beatles next single, the flip side to be John Lennon’s ‘I Am the Walrus.’
November 3, 1972 – Carly Simon and James Taylor tie the knot today. The were introduced to each other a year ago after one of her shows at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.
November 4, 1984 – Prince kicks off the first night of a week-long stay at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. It’s the start of his 87-date North American Purple Rain tour, and marked the debut of his new band The Revolution.