The Rolling Stones – On This Day 29th November 1965
Colorado Governor John A. Love declared a Rolling Stones day on 29th November 1965 throughout the State as The Stones appeared at The Denver Coliseum in Colorado during a North American tour.
The Rolling Stones made their Colorado debut on a Monday evening in late November at a venue more suited to rodeos than rock concerts.
In his review of the show, Rocky Mountain News’ Thomas MacCluskey noted his disappointment in the Coliseum’s acoustics, complaining of “din caused by endless reverberations in the rafters”—this despite the Rolling Stones’ “impressive array of amplifiers.”
MacCluskey didn’t have much to say about the Stones’ music, except that it was “solidly presented” with “little effort to recognize the audience, which obviously adored them.”
Other interesting things that happened on this day through the music history.
1969 – The Beatles
The Beatles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their twenty-sixth release in the United States.’Come Together / Something’, which became the group’s 18th US No.1. Lennon was inspired by Timothy Leary’s campaign for governor of California titled “Come together, join the party” against Ronald Reagan giving him the idea for the track. ’Something’ was the first Beatles song written by George Harrison to appear as an A-side.
1980 – Abba
ABBA scored their ninth and last UK No.1 single with ‘Super Trouper’, the group’s 25th Top 40 hit in the UK. The name “Super Trouper” referred to the gigantic spotlights used in stadium concerts.
1997 – Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston pulled out of a concert sponsored by the Moonies two hours before she was due on stage after finding out the event was a mass wedding for over 1,000 Moonie couple’s. The religious group said they had no intention of suing providing the singer returned the $1m fee she had received.
1997 – Lou Reed
‘Perfect Day’ performed by various artists including Elton John, Bono, Tom Jones & David Bowie went to No.1 on the UK singles chart. Originally written and recorded in 1973 by Lou Reed, this new collaboration of 29 major artists was a fund raiser for the BBC Children In Need charity.
2001 – George Harrison
Beatles guitarist George Harrison died in Los Angeles of lung cancer aged 58. Following the breakup of The Beatles Harrison had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys. The youngest member of The Beatles, (aged 16 when he joined), his compositions include ‘Taxman’, ‘Here Comes the Sun’, ‘Something’, and ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. Harrison released the acclaimed triple album, All Things Must Pass, in 1970, from which came the worldwide No.1 single ‘My Sweet Lord.’
2007 – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle, a convicted sex offender, was arrested for failing to properly register a new permanent address. The 59-year-old had pleaded guilty in 1993 to charges of attempted capital sexual battery by an adult on a victim younger than 12 and being principal to lewd and lascivious behavior on a child younger than 16. He was sentenced to eight years of probation.