Today in Rock History – October 11

Here’s what happened today in Rock History: 

1960

Aretha Franklin appears at the Village Vanguard club in New York, marking the first non-Gospel performance of her career.

Here’s a clip of Aretha taking EVERYONE to church in 1972:

1967

The Bee Gees scored their first UK #1 with “Massachusetts”, which would go on to sell over five million copies worldwide. Robin Gibb would later admit that The Bee Gees had never actually been to Massachusetts when they recorded the song, they just liked the sound of the name.

1970

Elvis Presley adds to his collection of honorary police badges when he is sworn in as a Special Deputy Sheriff of Bel-Air, California.

Here’s an interview with The King in that same year: 

1991

Apple Computer settled a lawsuit launched by The Beatles’ record company, Apple Corporation, over name and logo rights. The computer company reportedly paid about $29 million to settle the suit.

 

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