On This Day in Rock and Roll History – October 4

Today in Rock History, October 4:

1961

Bob Dylan made his concert hall debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall, earning $20 for the night. 53 people attended; most were friends.

1968

One of the original supergroups, Cream – Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce, began their farewell tour. Their hit single “White Room” was still climbing the charts.

1969

Ruby Tuesday’s favorite album of all time, Abbey Road, the last album recorded by The Beatles, enters the UK charts at number one. The L.P. would go on to be the group’s biggest hit in Britain, although The Beatles, known widely as The White Album sold more in North America.

 

1970

Just days after recording what would be her biggest hit, “Me and Bobby McGee”, 27-year-old Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at Hollywood’s Landmark Hotel. “Me and Bobby McGee” would go on to reach number one in early 1971.

I like this track from Pearl.

1980

Queen had their second US number 1 single when “Another One Bites the Dust” hit the top of the Billboard chart. Earlier in the year, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” also went to the top of the hit parade.

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