This Week In Classic Hits History (7/6-10)
This week: Paul meets John, Jimi gets the boot, and Led Zep and The Grateful Dead unknowingly perform for the last time.
July 6th, 1957:
John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time as John's band 'The Quarry Men' were setting up at a church function. Lennon is impressed with Paul's playing, but more so the fact Paul could tune a guitar, something John had been paying someone to do.
July 7th, 1980:
Led Zeppelin played their last-ever concert when they performed at West Berlin at the end of a European tour. John Bonham would be found dead the following September.
July 8th, 1967:
The Jimi Hendrix Experience began a 29-date tour as support act for The Monkees. Hendrix lasted shows and then was dropped after being told his act was not suitable for their "teenybopper audience".
July 9th, 1995:
The Grateful Dead gave their last concert with Jerry Garcia at Chicago's Soldier Field. Jerry would die of a heart attack in August.
July 10th, 1965:
The Rolling Stones hit #1 for the first time in the US with '(I Can't Get No) Satifaction'. In England, the song was banned at first because the song was labeled "too suggestive".