Today in Rock History…Oct. 26th

Published On October 26, 2017 | By Rob Jenkins | Rock Lounge, Today In Rock History

In 1968  The two day San Francisco Pop Festival was held at Alameda County Fairgrounds. The Animals, Procol Harum, Iron Butterfly,  Deep Purple, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Canned Heat all appeared.

In 1970 A wake was held at the Lion’s Share in San Anselmo, California to celebrate the life of Janis Joplin. Joplin had left $2,500 in her will to throw a wake party in the event of her demise.

In 1974 Lynyrd Skynyrd had their 1st and only top ten single in the U.S. with “Sweet Home Alabama.”

In 1981 “Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie was released.

 

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