Saturday, 9 January 2016

Today in rock history 9th January

Today in rock history Saturday 9th January 1944 – Guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is born in Heston, England. 1950 – David Johansen, the mouth of the New York Dolls and Buster Poindexter’s alter ego, is born in Staten Island, N.Y. 1963 – Drummer Charlie Watts joined The Rolling Stones after leaving Blues Incorporated. 1965 – John Lennon makes a guest appearance on the British satirical TV shot Not Only … But Also, opposite comedians Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. 1965 – American promoter Sid Bernstein telephones Beatles manager Brian Epstein to propose the Fab Four play Shea Stadium. 1967 – The Beatles record the flutes, trumpets, piccolos and flugelhorn for “Penny Lane.” 1973 – Japan refuses to issue a visa to singer Mick Jagger because he was busted for drugs in 1969. Because of this, the Rolling Stones have to cancel a proposed Asian tour. Jagger tells a reporter, “I don’t take drugs. I don’t approve of drugs and I don’t approve of people taking drugs, unless they’re very careful.” 1975 – The Beatles dissolved the company partnership after many successful years. The matter was handled in a London High Court. 1976 –‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ written and recorded by ‘Queen’ is number 1 in the UK. 1984 - 1984 by Van Halen is released. 1992 – Sting makes a guest appearance on the Fox animated TV comedy series “The Simpsons,” in the episode “Radio Bart.” 1995 – “Rolling Stone” releases its annual music awards with the people voting Green Day as best new band, Pearl Jam as best band and Nirvana tapped as artists of the year. 1997 – David Bowie celebrates his 50th Birthdays with a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, just one day after his actual birth date. The concert features special guests the Foo Fighters, Lou Reed, Frank Black, Robert Smith, Sonic Youth and Placebo. 2001 – Stalker Karen McNeil is arrested outside Axl Rose’s home in Malibu, Calif. She is charged with violating her probation. McNeil had claimed to be married to Rose and communicated with him using telepathy. 2004 – Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres’ wife Alejandra gives birth to a son, Hector Alexander, in Florida. 2005 – Motley Crue’s Vince Neil marries his girlfriend Lia Gerardini in Las Vegas. It’s Neil’s fourth marriage. The singer’s Surreal Life buddy MC Hammer performs the ceremony. 2006 – New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with their third Rough Trade set, “First Impressions of Earth.”

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Today in rock history 8th January

Today in rock history Friday 8th January 1935 – Elvis Presley is born in Tupelo, Miss., one of a pair of twins. 1943- The Nice bassist Lee Jackson is born. 1946 – The Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger is born in Los Angeles. 1947 – David Bowie (David Robert Jones) is born in London. He first records with the King Bees, Lower Third and the Mannish Boys in 1963 before going solo. 1947 – Terry Sylvester, Graham Nash’s replacement in the Hollies, is born in Liverpool. 1955 – Loverboy vocalist Mike Reno is born. 1957 – Bill Haley & His Comets started the first ever ‘rock & roll tour’ of Australia, playing two sold out nights in Sydney. 1966 – The Beatles started a six week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Rubber Soul’ the groups seventh US chart topper. 1966 – ABC broadcasts the last ever episode of pop music program Shindig! The Kinks and the Who see off the twice-weekly show in explosive fashion. 1973 – Yoko Ono releases Approximately Infinite Universe, a double album whose highlights include songs like “I Felt Like Smashing My Face in a Clear Glass Window.” Ono explains she felt she should make a double LP because “if George Harrison can put out a triple album, then I can put out a double album.” 1974 – Kiss is signed to its first recording contract. KISS drum up some press by performing a “dress rehearsal” shortly after signing to Casablanca Records and honing their carnival-esque image. Rolling Stone‘s reporter says, “The group plays very heavy, loud and ultimately monotonous rock in the Black Sabbath tradition. … A sure crowd-pleaser. 1975 – Tickets for three Led Zeppelin concerts at Madison Square Garden go on sale. The box office has to call on other ticket outlets to help cope with demand and sells out their 60,000 tickets in four hours. 1977 – Queen went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Day At The Races.’ 1979 – The Canadian government names Rush “Official Ambassadors of Music.” 1991 – Steve Clark of Def Leppard is found dead in the living room of his London home by his girlfriend. The coroner rules that the 30-year-old died of a lethal combination of alcohol and drugs after a night of heavy drinking. 1995 – Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder hosts a national late-night radio show broadcast titled “Self Pollution Radio” from the band’s hometown of Seattle. 2001 – a woman who believed that Axl Rose communicated with her via telepathy was arrested for stalking the Guns N’ Roses singer for a second time. Police detained Karen Jane McNeil after she was spotted loitering outside his house. 2004 – Sheryl Crow, U2’s The Edge, Alicia Keys and Ben Affleck appear at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to speak out against digital piracy. 2006 – The Strokes top the U.K. album chart with their third LP, First Impressions of the Earth.

Brit Rock 9th January

Brit Rock 9th January 1. Oasis - Cigarettes and alcohol 2. Beck - Loser 3. Weezer - Buddy Holly 4. Soundgarden - Black hole sun 5. Cranberries - Zombie 6. REM - What's the frequency Kenneth? 7. Jeff Buckley - Grace 8. Nirvana - The man who sold the world 9. Stiltskin - Inside 10. Pink Floyd - Keep talking 11. Gin Blossoms - Hey jealousy 12. Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush - Don't give up 13. Motorhead - Ace of spades 14. Hawkwind - Silver machine 15. Motorhead - Overkill 16. Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo child 17. Motorhead - Orgasmatron 18. KilliT - See the end 19. Metallica - Enter sandman 20. Genesis - Tonight tonight tonight 21. The Beatles - Golden slumbers/Carry that weight/The end 22. The Who - See me, feel me 23. Queen - Seven seas of Rhye Hour three is sixty minutes of acid rock 1. Blind Faith - Can't find my way home 2. The Byrds - Eight miles high 3. Traffic - Paper sun 4. Status Quo - Pictures of matchstick men 5. Matthew Southern Comfort - Woodstock 6. Deep Purple - Space truckin' 7. Blue Oyster Cult - Don't fear the reaper 8. Black Sabbath - Iron man 9. Three Dog Night - Mama told me not to come 10. Procul Harum - Homburg 11. Donovan - Mellow yellow 12. 5th Dimension - Aquarius/Let the sunshine in 13. Moody Blues - Nights in white satin 14. Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe

Timesweep 9th January

Timesweep 9th January Part 1 1. Steppenwolf - Magic carpet ride 2. Focus - Hocus pocus 3. Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra 4. Heart - Mag man Part 2 1. The Beatles - The night before 2. The Beatles - No reply 3. Rolling Stones - Get your kicks on route 66 4. The Animals - Don't let me be misunderstood 5. Them - Gloria 6. The Who - I can't explain 7. The Yardbirds - For your love 8. The Kinks - All day and all of the night 9. Bob Dylan - Like a rolling stone Part 3 1. T-Rex - Deborah 2. Steve Miller Band - The joker 3. Cream - White room Part 4 1. Neil Young - Transformer man 2. Dire Straits - Money for nothing 3. The Who - I can't explain Part 5 1. The Faces - Pool hall Richard 2. Eric Clapton - I shot the sheriff 3. Suzi Quatro - Devil gate drive Part 6 1. Jackson Browne & Clarence Clemons - You're a friend of mine 2. Barclay James Harvest - Mockingbird 3. Yes - Wondrous stories Part 7 1. Ozzy Osbourne - No more tears 2. Nirvana - In bloom 3. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple man Part 8 1. ELO - Evil woman 2. Nashville Teens - Tobacco road 3. Rolling Stones - You can't always get what you want 4. Badfinger - Come and get it Part 9 1. Thin Lizzy - Dancing in the moonlight 2. Ted Nugent - Cat scratch fever 3. Queen - We are the champions 4. Status Quo - Dirty water Part 10 1. David Bowie - Heroes 2. Sex Pistols - God save the queen 3. Fleetwood Mac - The chain Part 11 1. Rainbow - Kill the king 2. Eddie And The Hotrods - Do anything you wanna do 3. Neil Young - Like a hurricane 4. Santana - She's not there

Rock Talk - Lemmy

Rock Talk - Lemmy
1. Motorhead & Girlschool - Please don't touch
2. Buddy Holly - You're so square (baby I don't care)
3. Hawkwind - Silver machine
4. Motorhead - Motorhead
5. Motorhead - Overkill
6. Motohead - Bomber

Part 2
1. Motorhead - Killed by death
2. Motorhead - Get back in line
3. Motorhead - Orgasmatron
4. Motorhead - Iron fist
5. Motorhead - Ace of spades
6. Metallica - For whom the bell tolls

Today in rock history 7th January

Today in rock history Thursday 7th January
1944 – Mike McGear  who was really Paul McCartney’s brother – is born.
  1945 – Dave Cousins, leader of the British folk-prog group the Strawbs, is born.
  1946 – Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner is born in New York.
 1948 – Kenny Loggins is born in Everett, Wash.
 1955 – ‘Rock Around The Clock’ by Bill Haley and his Comets, entered the UK chart for the first time.
  1959 – The Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine is born.
 1964 – The Beatles record a session for the BBC Saturday Club program, during which they make their only known recording of the Chuck Berry song “Johnnie B. Goode.”
1970 – Led Zeppelin kicked off an 8-date UK tour at Birmingham Town Hall.
 1973 – David Bowie appears live at Newcastle City Hall, England.
  1980 – Hugh Cornwall of The Stranglers was found guilty of possession of heroin, cocaine and cannabis. He was fined £300 ($510) and sentenced to three months in Pentonville prison.
  1990 – Appearing at Wembley Arena, London, Chris Rea on his ‘Road To Hell tour’.
  1993 – R.E.M. played a Greenpeace Benefit show at the 40 watt Club, Athens, Georgia, for 500 people. The show was recorded on a solar powered mobile recording studio.
  1994 – Nirvana plays the Seattle Arena. It is the band’s last U.S. show.
 1994 – Oasis started recording their debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’, at Monrow studios in South Wales.
 1998 – According to the London Times, two brass busts have been stolen from the grounds of George Harrison’s mansion in Oxfordshire.
  2002 – Jon Lee, drummer with successful rock outfit Feeder, is found dead at his home in Miami. He is 33.
 2003 – Rock wildman Ozzy Osbourne renews his vows with wife Sharon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. During the ceremony, a $15,000 diamond necklace the couple were due to raffle off is pilfered by talent agent Renee Tab.
  2004 – The Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson becomes a dad when his wife, actress Kate Hudson, gives birth to a boy in Los Angeles.
  2004 – Still on the mend from a near-fatal ATV crash, Ozzy Osbourne cancels his forthcoming UK tour, which was due to kick off in February.

2011 – Kings of Leon refused to let Prince Harry win a table tennis match
The ‘Sex on Fire’ group’s drummer Nathan Followill thinks the 26-year-old royal  ‘ is ‘cool’ but his competitive nature came to the forefront when they recently met at London’s The O2.
Nathan said: ‘We’re still pretty wide-eyed about meeting dignitaries but he’s the cool prince I think. He picked up a ping-pong bat backstage and we went at it.
”m not sure what the etiquette is when you play a prince at table tennis, but hey I’m the king aren’t I? A king trumps a prince. I think the other guys thought, ‘Maybe you should let a real prince win.’
‘But he is so tall and he’s got military training so I figured he can look after himself. It was a hard-fought battle but I took him in the end.’

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Today in rock history 6th January

Today in rock history Wednesday 6th January
1946 – Syd Barrett (Roger Barrett) of Pink Floyd is born. He names the group after bluesmen Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.
1948 – Fairport Convention’s Sandy Denny is born in Wimbledon, England. Her definitive folk vocals also graced records by Led Zeppelin.
1953 – Born on this day, Malcolm Young, guitar, AC/DC.
1958 – Gibson guitars launched it’ ‘Flying V’ electric guitar.
1960 – Born on this day, Muzz Skillings, bass, Living Colour.
 1964 – The Rolling Stones kick off their first headlining tour in Harrow, England. Support comes from American girl group the Ronettes, Marty Wilde, and the Swinging Blue Jeans.
  1968 – The Beatles sit at No. 1 in the album charts with Magical Mystery Tour.
  1970 – Crosby Stills Nash & Young made their UK live debut at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
  1971 – In Vancouver, Neil Young performs on Canadian soil for the first time since he left his homeland to join Buffalo Springfield in 1965.
 1975 – Pink Floyd begin recording their album-long tribute to Syd Barrett, Wish You Were Here, on the former front man’s 29th birthday.
 1975 – A thousand Led Zeppelin fans, who had been waiting for tickets to go on sale at the Boston Gardens for a February show, riot and cause $30,000 worth of damage to the venue’s lobby. Mayor Kevin White cancels the concert.
 1977 – EMI Records dropped The Sex Pistols, giving the band £40,000 ($68,000) to release them from their contract.
 1987 – Eric Clapton started what became an annual event by playing six shows at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
  1990 – Phil Collins started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘…But Seriously’.
 1993 – Bass guitarist Bill Wyman announces that he has officially left the Rolling Stones. The group last toured together in 1990.
 1993 – David Bowie reportedly lost over £2.5 million ($4.25 million) in unpaid royalties to an Italian Mafia-linked bootleg fraud.
 1997 – Two bronze busts worth £50,000 were stolen from a garden at George Harrison’s estate in Henley-on- Thames, Oxfordshire. Thieves had climbed a 10- foot-wall and cut the figures of two monks from their stone plinths.
  1999 – Alanis Morissette spends the day working at an Ottawa soup kitchen.
 2001 – Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour won the right to his dot com name. Dave took legal action in his battle to reclaim from Andrew Herman who had registered the URL and was selling Pink Floyd merchandise through the site.
 2003 – The estate of George Harrison sue a Staten Island doctor who they allege forced the late Beatle to sign a guitar while he was critically ill with cancer. The estate seeks possession of the autographed instrument. 
 2004 – Foo Fighter Dave Grohl goes into a Los Angeles studio with Garbage to lay down drums for the track “Bad Boyfriend,” due to appear on the band’s as-yet untitled fourth album. 
  2009 – Ron Asheton, guitarist for The Stooges is found dead. The cause of death is unknown but suspected to be a heart attack.
 2011 – New records… Old Acts… like Pink Floyd help earn 14% gain for Vinyl record sales from last year. Reporting a 2.8 million units sold.