Today in Rock History – October 17

Here’s what happened today in Rock History: 

1962 

The Beatles made their first TV appearance in Britain when they appeared on Granada TV’s People And Places, singing “Love Me Do”.

This isn’t a video of that, I think this is probably more interesting anyway: 

1969

The Kinks are finally able to launch their first US tour in over four years. The band had troubles getting permits from the American Federation of Musicians because the group appeared on Hullabaloo in 1966 without filing the proper paperwork.

1979

Fleetwood Mac’s two-record set “Tusk”, an experimental set of songs that cost the band a (record-breaking at the time) $1 million to record, is released by Warner Brothers Records. “Tusk” peaked at #4 in the US and achieved sales in excess of two million copies, spawning two Top Ten singles, “Sara” and the title track. 

2000

George Michael became the new owner of the Steinway piano that John Lennon used to compose his classic song “Imagine”. George paid 1.5m Pounds at a London auction.

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