Classic Rock Almanac

Classic Rock Almanac October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018
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ANNIVERSARIES

2009-The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates its 25th anniversary with the first of two star-studded concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden. Performers over the two nights include John Fogerty, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Jackson Browne, Crosby Stills and Nash, Sting, Jeff Beck, James Taylor, Metallica, Lou Reed, Ray Davies, Ozzy Osbourne, U2, Patti Smith, Mick Jagger and Fergie.

2008-AC/DC's Black Ice debuts at number-one on the Billboard album chart on first-week sales of 784,000 copies.

2002-Nirvana's self-titled best-of, featuring the previously unissued "You Know You're Right," hits stores.

1999-The Who (playing as an all-electric five-piece for the first time in years), KISS and The Brian Setzer Orchestra perform at I-bash-99 in Las Vegas, a lavish benefit concert held to promote the launch of a new website. The website, [pixelon.com], soon fails when its revealed that its founder is not who he says he is and has a criminal record.

1990-It is announced that The Byrds, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker and Ike and Tina Turner have been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1990-Led Zeppelin's self-titled box set is released.

1983-At 491 weeks, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon becomes the longest-charting album in Billboard history.

1973-John Lennon releases "Mind Games" in the U-S. British fans will have to wait until November 16th for the ex-Beatle's new single.

1971-Allman Brothers Band guitarist Duane Allman, 24, is killed in a motorcycle accident in Georgia.

BIRTHDAYS

Kevin DuBrow-Died in 2007
The Quiet Riot singer died of an accidental drug overdose in Las Vegas in November 2007. He was 52. Born 1955.

David Paton - 68 years old
After leaving The Bay City Rollers, the Scottish bassist and guitarist was in Pilot, who hit big in the U.S. with "Magic" in '75. Since that band broke up, he's worked with The Alan Parsons Project, Elton John and Rick Wakeman. Born 1950.

Peter Green (Greenbaum) - 72 years old
After leaving John Mayall's Bluebreakers, the guitarist co-founded Fleetwood Mac in the 1960s as a London blues band. "Black Magic Woman," which he wrote for the band, later became a Top 5 hit for Santana. Green grew erratic and quit the group in 1970 but pursued a solo career and joined ex-bandmates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie in New York when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Born 1946.

Denny Laine (Brian Hines) - 74 years old
The guitarist sang lead on The Moody Blues' first hit, "Go Now," but left the band in 1966. He was later a member of Paul McCartney's Wings. Born 1944.