Ace Frehley played his first shows of 2023 this week, and the Spaceman kicked off his run by unearthing several solo and Kiss rarities. He’s on tour now, and part of the VIP ticket packages includes a hand painted signed guitar.
In the History of Rock in 1964 – An estimated crowd of over four thousand fans and two hundred journalists were on hand to greet The Beatles as they touched down at John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, New York. They would be driven by limo, one per Beatle, to the Plaza Hotel in New York City in preparation for their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show two days later.
In 1981 – Pink Floyd began The Wall Tour in the US when they gave their first live performance of the new double album in Los Angeles. A 30-foot-high wall made of Styrofoam blocks was constructed across the 160-foot stage in the first half of the show, and then following the intermission, it was thoroughly destroyed.
And in 1994 – Blind Melon’s lead singer Shannon Hoon was forced to leave the American Music Awards ceremony for his loud and disruptive behavior. Hoon was later charged with battery, assault, resisting arrest, and destroying a police station phone.