Welcome to another edition of Today in Boston ROCK, where I, Adam 12, spotlight Very Important Days In Rock History. November 2nd is one.
November 2, 1963: Robert Harry Kuykendall is born. And because “Robert Kuykendall” isn’t a very rock & roll name, Robert shortened it up to Bobby Dall and made his bones as the bassist for Poison. Remember that time he and Bret Michaels got in a fight on stage?
November 2, 1978: Three young upstarts from London who had the audacity to name their band the Police released their debut album, Outlandos d’Amour. Drummer Stuart Copeland borrowed 1,500 pounds from his brother to finance the recording. The rest is rock history.
November 2, 1999: Foo Fighters release their third album, There Is Nothing Left to Lose. It would be the first release of theirs to win a Grammy award, but it wouldn’t be the last.
November 2, 1999: Rage Against the Machine release their third studio album, The Battle of Los Angeles. It would be nominated for a Grammy (and lose to Foo Fighters), but both Rolling Stone and Time Magazine named it the best album of the year.