This Day in Music History: November 17th
2007: The Eagles reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the sixth time with their first studio album in 28 years Long Road out of Eden. The album went on to be certified Platinum seven times.
1994: Bob Dylan began a two day taping of his appearance on MTV Unplugged at New York City’s Sony Studios. The appearance would be broadcast the following month & the album was released the following May.
1990: ZZ Top peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Recycler which was their fifth top ten album in the U.S. The album went on to go Platinum in the U.S.
1990: David Crosby broke his shoulder, left leg & ankle in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles.
1979: Jethro Tull bassist John Glascock died of a congenital heart defect in London. He was 28 years old.
1978: During Bob Dylan’s concert at San Diego Sports Arena, a fan threw a silver cross onstage which the singer picked up & pocketed. The following year Dylan converted to Christianity & released his religious themed album Slow Train Coming.
1970: Elton John recorded his first live album during a live radio broadcast at A&R Recording Studios in New York City. The album was released the following year as 11-17-70.
1967: The Who began their second tour of North America in Kansas City, KS. The group was on tour opening for The Buckinghams.
1958: Alan Freed learned that his trial for inciting a riot in Boston during a rock show he promoted in May 1958 was postponed until January 1959. The delay was due to prosecutors investigating that Freed broke Massachusetts anti-anarchy laws.
Gene Clark-singer & guitarist for The Byrds born in 1944
Martin Barre-guitarist for Jethro Tull born in 1946