On this Day November 12, 1968

UK book and record chain W.H. Smiths refused to display album ‘Electric Ladyland’ due to the naked girls featured on the sleeve. The album was then made available as two albums with changed artwork after the complaints. Source link

On this Day November 12, 1977

The Sex Pistols went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP the punk group’s only No.1 album. The album was met by a hail of controversy upon its release. The first problems involved the allegedly ‘obscene’ name of the album, resulting in the prosecution of the manager of the Nottingham Virgin…

On this Day November 12, 1990

Rolling Stone broke both his legs after his car crashed on the M4 motorway near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. Wood was trying to wave other cars past his when he was run over. Source link

On this Day November 12, 2001

The three living former Beatles met for the last time at George Harrison’s hotel in New York City for lunch. Harrison died two weeks later at a friend’s home in Los Angeles on 29 November 2001, aged 58. Source link

On this Day November 12, 2004

The funeral of DJ took place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, Undertones singer Feargal Sharkey and The White Stripes were among mourners, while left a wreath of yellow roses. Source link

On this Day November 12, 2008

Mitch Mitchell, the British drummer with the was found dead in his US hotel room aged 61. As a teenager, he starred in a children’s television programme, Jennings and Derbyshire, and starred in a leading role in the 1960 British film Bottoms Up with Jimmy Edwards. Mitchell had been working with Georgie Fame & the…

On this Day November 11, 1965

The final recording session for album took place, at Abbey Road, London. They needed three new songs to finish the album so an old song Wait was pulled off the shelf and the group recorded two new songs from start to finish. Paul’s You Won’t See Me and John’s Girl, the basic tracks for both…

On this Day November 11, 1969

The FBI in Phoenix, Arizona arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct aboard a plane. singer who was on his way to a Rolling Stones concert with actor Tom Baker had been drinking and annoying the stewardesses. The pair spent the night in jail and were released on $2,500 bail. Source link

On this Day November 11, 1978

The Cars released ‘My Best Friend’s Girl’, the first picture-disc single commercially available, which went on to be a No.3 hit on the UK charts and top 40 in the US. Source link

On this Day November 11, 1983

Mick Jagger appeared on the UK TV show The Tube to defend the video to latest single ‘Undercover Of The Night’ which had been banned by the Independent Broadcasting Authority. The Tube aired the video, minus the scene where Mick was shot through the head. The single peaked at No.8 on the UK chart Source…