Classic Rock Almanac October 15, 2016


2007-Runnin’ Down a Dream, the Peter Bogdanovich¬†documentary about Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, debuts in 30 theaters across the U.S.

2006-CBGB — the legendary New York punk club that gave rise to Patti Smith, The Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, Television and many others — closes its doors.

2000-Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith attend a lecture by former Beatles producer George Martin at Harvard University. Martin produced Aerosmith’s 1978 version of “Come Together.”

1996-Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is charged with attacking a cameraman taking pictures of him and his wife, Pamela Anderson Lee, outside an L-A club.

1991-John Fogerty and his wife, Julie, have a baby, Shane.

1983-With “Everyday I Write the Book” reaching number-38 in Billboard, Elvis Costello and the Attractions have their first and, in fact, only-Top 40 success in the U-S.

1980-Panorama, containing the Top 40 single “Touch and Go,” becomes The Cars‘ third straight platinum album.

1977-Paul Simon releases “Slip Slidin’ Away.”

1974-Alice Cooper‘s Greatest Hits¬†is certified gold.

1972-Paul McCartney agrees to write the theme for the “James Bond” movie Live and Let Die.

1968-At Surrey University in England, the band briefly known as The New Yardbirds plays its first show as Led Zeppelin.

1966-Original Jefferson Airplane lead singer Signe Anderson performs with them for the last time at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. They’ll debut her replacement, Grace Slick, at the same venue the next night.



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