Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 1 – New Year’s Edition!

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Jimi Hendrix & the Band of Gypsys played two more shows at the Fillmore East in New York in 1970, following the two he did the night before on New Year’s Eve. How many of the subsequent live album’s songs did he record on Jan. 1st?

Answer: All Six

Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!

  • Happy birthday: Country Joe of Country Joe And The Fish.
  • 1962: Decca Records a&r man Dick Rowe opted not to sign The Beatles after being less than impressed with their performance of “please mr. Postman” and several other songs during an audition set up by Beatles manager Brian Epstein – Rowe told Epstein, “guitar groups are on their way out” – The Beatles later signed with Emi Records.
  • 1964: the Rolling Stones appeared on the debut of a Bbc show called “Top Of The Pops.”
  • 1972: Edgar Winter and white trash broke up, leaving Edgar Free to start a new band, the Edgar Winter Group – the band that became well known for its hit “Frankenstein.”
  • 1976: Robert Plant took his first steps from a wheelchair. The wheelchair was necessary due to injuries received in a car accident in greece the previous year.
  • 1985: ZZ Tops dusty hill accidentally shot himself in the stomach. Fortunately, after surgery, he recovered fully.

From the ticket stash…Jimi Hendrix performed the second of two shows at the Fillmore East In New York – Hendrix was unleashing his new group, Band of Gypsies.

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