October 30 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
October 30

1967 : Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones) pleads guilty to drug possession and gets a nine month prison sentence.

1970 : Hotlegs (soon to be renamed 10cc) makes live performance debut at London's Royal Festival Hall.

1972 : Elton John becomes the second rock star to play a Command Performance for Britain's royalty, nine years after The Beatles became the first.

1988 : Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Seattle megagroup Nirvana, smashes his very first guitar.

1997 : The Senate passes the music industry's "La Cienega" bill by a voice vote. The bill closes a loophole in the 1909 copyright Act that put into peril most pre-1978 music copyrights.

1997 : At the Martin Beck Theatre, a play revival titled "The Cherry Orchard" opens.

1999 : It's an early attempt at video over the web, as Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit concert is "cybercast" to a few brave souls trying to get their modems to work. The Who, Pearl Jam and Brian Wilson perform at the show.

2001 : Tim Booth announces that James' forthcoming U.K. tour is to be his last with the band. With 11 albums and 20 top-40 U.K. singles under its belt with Booth at the helm, the Manchester-based group's remaining members plan to continue making music together following the singer's departure.

2008 : The makers of Rock Band secure the rights to produce the first-ever Beatles music video game.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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