Through the Past
In 2003 The studio session for Elvis Presley's debut single "That's All Right" was voted the most pivotal moment in rock history by Mojo Magazine readers. Bob Dylan's switch from acoustic to electric guitars in 1965 came second.
In 1996 The film documentary The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus was released. It had been filmed in December 1968, but was held back for nearly 28 years, allegedly because the Stones felt that the Who had upstaged them.
On October 12th, 1978 Nancy Spungen, the girlfriend of Ex-Sex Pistol Sid Vicious, was found dead of abdominal knife wounds in their room at Chelsea Hotel in New York. Vicious, nearly unconscious due to the effects of several different drugs, was charged with her murder, jailed and then released. He would die of a heroin overdose before the case ever came to trial.
In 1970 FCC Commissioner Nicholas Johnson responds to Vice President Spiro Agnew's charge that rock music drives young people to drugs, by playing rock music during a speech, saying that Agnew would do well to listen to song lyrics to understand what was happening around the US.
In 1965 the Who record "My Generation", a song that expresses the anger and frustration of teenagers of the day. The tune will rise to number 2 in the UK, but stalled at number 74 in the US.