Thursday, 30 April 2015

Today in rock history 30th April

Thursday April 30th
1965 – The Kinks begin their first U.K. tour.
1970 – Twiggs Lyndon, road manager with the Allman Brothers, is arrested on charges of murder after stabbing a club manager over alleged breach of contract.
1976 – The alleged date of a great Keith Moon story. The Who drummer reportedly pays several New York cab drivers $100 each. All they have to do is block either end of the block of his hotel. He then proceeds to empty his hotel room of its contents onto the empty street below.
1977 – Led Zeppelin play the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. The audience of 77,229 sets a new record for attendance at a single-act concert.
1980 – The film “McVicar,” starring Roger Daltrey and Adam Faith, premieres.
1983 – The original Manfred Mann reunites for a London concert.
1983 Muddy Waters (blues guitarist) dies this day in rock n roll history!
1988 – Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon drops out of the Billboard 200 chart for the first time in 725 weeks. It would be back.
1999 – Darrell Sweet, the drummer for Scottish rock group Nazareth, suffers a fatal heart attack as the band arrives at an amphitheater in New Albany, Ind., to begin the second leg of its U.S. tour. He is 51.
2003 – AC/DC wannabes The Datsuns win Album of the Year, Export Gold Best Group, Outstanding International Achievement and Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the New Zealand Music Awards.
2004 – Courtney Love enters a formal plea of “not guilty” to two charges of felony drug possession in Los Angeles after turning up an hour late for her court appearance.
2005 – The Dave Matthews Band agreed to pay $200,000 (£105,000) after their tour bus dumped human waste on a boatload of tourists in Chicago in August 2004.
2008 – 2008, a giant inflatable pig which floated away during a Roger Waters concert was recovered in tatters in California.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Today in rock history 29th April

Wednesday April 29th
1934 – Otis Rush, one of the most intense and inventive guitarists of the post-War Chicago blues renaissance, is born in Philadelphia, Miss. Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, and Fleetwood Mac have covered his songs.
1949 – Francis Rossi of Status Quo is born in London.
1967 – Jimi Hendrix, The Walker Brothers, Engelbert Humperdink and Cat Stevens played two shows at Bournemouth Winter Gardens, England.
1968 – The musical “Hair” opens at the Biltmore Theater on Broadway.
1976 – Bruce Springsteen tries to climb over the fence at Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate in an attempt to see Presley. He is escorted off the premises by guards.
1980 – Black Sabbath begin their first tour with Ronnie James Dio as the singer.
1987 – A high school in South Beloit, Ill., moves up the time of its graduation ceremony to accommodate a Bon Jovi concert that the majority of its students are due to attend.
1988 – Eric Clapton and Patti Boyd, about whom he wrote “Layla” and “Wonderful Tonight,” file for divorce.
1993 – One of rock’n’roll’s preeminent guitarists and producers, Mick Ronson, 46, dies of cancer of the liver in London.
1993 – Gilby Clarke of Guns N’ Roses breaks his hand in a motorcycle accident, leading to the cancellation of several live dates.
1998 – Steven Tyler sustains a knee injury at Aerosmith’s concert in Anchorage, Alaska. The injury is bad enough to require surgery and force the band to postpone the 14 remaining dates of its North American tour.
1999 – It is announced that drummer Tommy Lee has quit Motley Crue to devote time to his new band and family, following his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee. Lee’s new band is called Methods of Mayhem.
2003 – A $5 million lawsuit against former Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty was dismissed after a personal-injury lawyer claimed that he suffered hearing loss in his left ear from attending a Fogerty concert.
2003 – Jack Osbourne, son of Ozzy, enters the Las Encinas rehab clinic in Pasadena. He had been suffering from insomnia and depression following the success of the The Osbournes TV show.
2003 – Pearl Jam buy a 1,400 square-mile area of rainforest in Madagascar to compensate for the 5,700 tons of greenhouse gas emissions they estimate their current North American tour with incur.
2003 – Ancient metal band Great White play their first gig since a fire at one of their Rhode Island shows killed 100 people. The concert is to establish a scholarship fund for the son of Great White guitarist Ty Longley, who died in the fire.
2010 – Rockers The Who fear they’ve taken their final bow – because they’re struggling to stage shows with Pete Townshend’s hearing problems.

Brit Rock 2nd May

   Brit Rock 2nd May

1.   ACDC - Rock or bust
2.   ACDC - Thunderstruck
3.   The Eagles - The last resort
4.    Aerosmith - What it takes
5.    Bruce Springsteen - Tougher than the rest
6.    David Bowie - Starman
7.    Dion - King of the New York streets
8.    Little Richard - Lucille
9.    The Kinks - Lola
10.  Poco - Call it love
11.  Wings - Nineteen hundred and eighty five
12.  Free - A little bit of love
13.  Bachman Turner Overdrive - You ain't seen nothing yet
14.  U2 - Elevation
15.  Bon Jovi - It's my life
16.  Iron Maiden - Blood brothers
17.  Flogging Molly - Devil's dance floor
18.  Offspring - Original prankster
19.  Linkin Park - Crawling
20.  Coldplay - Yellow
21.  Don Henley - Taking you home
22.  Slash - Beautiful danger
23.  Toto - Hold the line
24.  Python Lee Jackson - In a broken dream
25.  Fleetwood Mac - man of the world
16.  Chicken Shack - I'd rather go blind

Hour three is rock songs from musical films and theatre
1.   Green Day - Wake me up when September ends
2.   Joan Jett- I hate myself for loving you
3.   Queen - Hammer to fall
4.   The Who - Love reign over me
5.   Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shaking all over
6.   Jeff Wayne - Eve of the war
7.   Rocky Horror - The time warp
8.   Jesus Christ Superstar - Heaven on their minds
9.   Asia - Heat of the moment
10. The Beatles - Magical mystery tour
11. Journey - Don't stop believing
12. Elvis Presley - Rock a hula baby

Timesweep 2nd May

            Time Sweep 2nd May
Part one
1.  Mountain - Nantucket sleighride
2.  Status Quo - Dirty water
3.  Deep Purple - Smoke on the water
4.  Talking Heads - Take me to the river
5.  Bad Company - Feel like making love

Part two
1.  Judas Priest - Breaking the law
2.  Eric Clapton - I shot the sheriff
3.  Bobby Fuller Four - I fought the law
4.  Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
5.  Pink Floyd - Shine on you crazy diamond

Part three
1.  The Black Crowes - Hard to handle
2.  Steppenwolf - Magic carpet ride
3.  Foreigner - That was yesterday
4.  The Sex Pistols - Pretty vacant

Part four
1.  Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Boston tea party
2.  Motley Crue - Dr Feelgood
3.  Santana - Black magic woman
4.  Green Day - When I come around

Part five
1.  Black Sabbath - N.I.B.
2.  Bob Seger - Hollywood nights
3.  Hootie & The Blowfish - Only wanna be with you
4.  The Clash - Rock the casbah

Part six
1.  Bachman Turner Overdrive - Let it ride
2.  The Who - The acid queen
3.  Aerosmith - Living on the edge

Part seven
1.  Jimi Hendrix Experience - Wind cries Mary
2.  Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Ohio
3.  David Bowie - The Jean Genie
4.  Rolling Stones - Satisfaction

Part eight
1.  Foreigner - Feels like the first time
2.  John Mellencamp - Hurts so good
3.  Pink Floyd - Money

Part nine
1.  Marillion - Assasing
2.  Dio - The last in line
3.  Motorhead - Killed by death

Part ten
1.  Don Henley - Boys of summer
2.  Scorpions - Still loving you
3.  Van Halen - Jump
4.  U2 - Pride in the name of love

Part eleven
1.  ZZ Top - Legs
2.  Yes - Leave it
3.  Genesis - That's all

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Today in rock history 28th April

Tuesday 28th April
1938 – Guitarist Duane Eddy is born in Corning, N.Y.
1945 – John Wolters, drums, Dr Hook, is born
1953  – Bassist, Guitarist & Vocalist Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth is born
1968 -Daisy Berkowitz, Marilyn Manson, is born on This Day in Rock!
1973 – Pink Floyd’s album ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ goes to No.1 on the US chart on This Day in Rock. It spent a record breaking 741 weeks on the top 100 album charts selling over 20 million copies world-wide.
1979 – Blondie hits US No.1 single with ‘Heart Of Glass’
1980 – Tommy Caldwell of the Marshall Tucker Band dies in an auto wreck at age 30.
1981 – Steve Currie, T-Rex was killed in a car crash returning to his home near Vale de Parra, Algarve, Portugal.
1982 – The California State Assembly consumer-protection-committee, CSACPC, heard testimony from “experts” who claimed that when ‘Stairway To Heaven’ was played backward, contained the words: “I sing because I live with Satan.
1983 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Beat It,” Michael Jackson. Eddie Van Halen plays lead guitar on the tune.
1990 – Guns N’ Roses leader Axl Rose marries Erin Everly on This Day in Rock Music History! The daughter of The Everly Brothers, Don Everly, they were married at Cupid’s Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. They divorced in January 91 after nine months of a Rocky marriage. Rock ‘n Roll.
1999 – Shock rocker Marilyn Manson cuts short his concert in Des Moines, Iowa and abruptly walks off stage when he realizes someone stuck a large yellow “smiley face” on one of his stage props.
2005 – A concert by Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society in Boise, Idaho, is cancelled after the metal guitarist allegedly does some redecorating on the venue interior with a baseball bat.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Today in rock history 27th April

Monday April 27th
1947 – Born on this day, Gordon Haskell, UK singer, songwriter, King Crimson,
1947 – Badfinger’s Pete Ham is born in Swansea, Wales.
1951 – Guitarist Ace Frehley (Paul Frehley) of Kiss is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1964 – John Lennon’s book In His Own Write is published in the U.S.
1966 – The Beatles finished recording the new John Lennon song ‘I’m Only Sleeping’ at Abbey Road studios London, England.
1969 -Joe Cocker makes his debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1969 – A court finds John Lennon’s erotic lithographs “unlikely to deprave or corrupt,” and his exhibition in London is reopened.
1974 – a free afternoon event was held in the parking lot of the University of Connecticut, Ice Hockey Arena in Storrs. The four acts that appeared, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Fairport Convention and Fat Back.
1975 – During Pink Floyd’s five-night stand at the Los Angeles Arena, 511 audience members are busted for smoking marijuana.
1976 – Customs officers on a train at the Russian/Polish Border detained David Bowie, after Nazi books and mementoes were found in his luggage
1981 – Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach.
1982 – Frank Zappa releases “Valley Girl.”
1985 – USA For Africa started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘We Are The World’.
1986 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Addicted to Love,” Robert Palmer.
1990 – David Bowie claims he will play his old material for the last time on his current Sound + Vision tour,
1994 – Chicago scored their third US No.1 album with ‘Chicago VII’.
1994 – John Mellencamp’s wife, Elaine, gives birth to a bouncing baby boy.
1999 – R.E.M. makes its television series debut on FOX’s “Party Of Five.”
2003 – Iggy Pop reunites with the Stooges for the first time in decades on the closing night of California’s Coachella Festival.
2004 – Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer Thom Yorke develops severe problems with his voice.
2006 – Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards suffers a brain hemorrhage after falling out of a palm tree on the island of Fiji
2010 – A movie based on the life of Ozzy Osbourne is to go into production imminently.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Today in rock history 26th April

Sunday April 26th
1938 – Born on this day, Duane Eddy, guitarist,
1945 – Born on this day, Gary Wright,
1945 – Born on this day, Tony Murray, The Troggs,
1965 – during a UK tour The Who appeared at Bridgewater Town Hall in England.
1969 – during the bands second North American tour Led Zeppelin played the second of two nights at The Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco in California.
1982 – Rod Stewart mugged and robbed of his $50,000 Porsche by a gunman in broad daylight on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
1982 – Meat Loaf played the first of four sold out nights at Wembley Arena, London.
1986 Van Halen: 5150 US LP is no. 1 chart topper this day in rock history.
1990 – Nirvana appeared at the Pyramid Club in New York City. The bands label Sub Pop filmed the show and the performance of ‘In Bloom’ was later used as a promo clip.
1994 – Grace Slick pleads guilty to pointing a shotgun at police at her Tiburon, Calif., home on March 5
1995 – Courtney Love reportedly turned down an offer of $1m from Playboy to pose nude for the magazine.
2001 – Georgia rockers Third Day take top honors at the 32nd annual Gospel Music Assn
2003 – David Lee Roth apprehends and detains a knife-wielding man he discovers trespassing on his Southern California estate.
2010 – AC/DC Triumph in Chart Thanks to ‘Iron Man 2′ The rock band’s songs which are compiled in an album and used as the soundtrack to the Marvel movie is topping the U.K. Albums chart.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Today in rock history 25th April

Saturday April 25th
1923 – Albert King (US blues guitarist) is born
1945 – Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is born
1950 – Steve Ferrone, drummer with the Average White Band and Eric Clapton, is born in Brighton, England.
1958 – Chuck Berry’s Sweet Little Sixteen hits UK chart
1967 – The Beatles perform “All You Need Is Love” during a global satellite broadcast.
1974 – Jim Morrison’s widow, Pam, dies in Hollywood at the age of 27. Police suspect heroin use may have played a part in her death.
1981 – Wings break up after Denny Laine leaves the band. Paul McCartney says he will carry on as a solo artist.
1987 – U2 replace Beastie Boys at top of US LP chart with The Joshua Tree.
1990 – The Fender Stratocaster on which Jimi Hendrix played “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock sells at a London auction for $295,000.
1993 – The Grateful Dead gather around one of their own, saying they will help pay for artist Stanley “Mouse” Miller’s liver transplant. Miller created the band’s distinctive skull-and-roses logo.
1994 – The Eagles played the first of two shows where they recorded their ‘Hell Freezes Over’ album.
1994 – A judge sentences Beastie Boy Adam Horowitz to 200 hours’ community service after he beats up a TV cameraman during River Phoenix’s funeral.
1997 – Warren Haynes and Allen Woody quit the Allman Brothers Band to tend to their careers as Gov’t Mule.
2000 – Eric Clapton is reunited on a TV stage in London with his former Derek & the Dominos keyboard player Bobby Whitlock, for their first performance together in 29 years. The setting is the recording of the latest edition of the BBC2 TV series “Later With Jools Holland.”
2003 – Jim Morrison’s parents sue the Doors 21st Century – made up of Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger and The Cult’s Ian Astbury – claiming their U.S. tour “maliciously misappropriated” the name and logo of the original Doors lineup.
2004 – Piano man Billy Joel drives his car into a house in Long Island. Nobody is seriously injured. It’s his third car crash in two years.
2010 – Starting this week, will stream a new single from the upcoming self-titled STONE TEMPLE PILOTS album.

Today in rock history 24th April

Friday April 24th
1961 – Bob Dylan earns a $50 session fee playing harmonica on Harry Belafonte’s “Midnight Special.”
1963 – Born on this day, Billy Gould, Faith No More,
  1967 – Born on this day, Shannon Larkin, drummer, Ugly Kid Joe,
1968 – The Beatles new company Apple Records turned down the offer to sign new artist David Bowie.
1968 – Born on this day, Aaron Comess, drums, The Spin Doctors,
1969 –  Paul McCartney publicly denies rumors that he is dead.
1970 –  Grace Slick and Abbie Hoffman leave a White House party without having dosed young Tricia Nixon with LSD as planned.
1971 – Crosby Stills Nash & Young went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘4 Way Street.’
1974 –  David Bowie releases Diamond Dogs.
1974 – Born on this day, Brian Marshall, bassist, Creed,
1975 –  While on tour in Florida, Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan quit the New York Dolls.
1976 –  The British pop paper Sounds features a two-page spread on promising newcomers the Sex Pistols.
1976 – Led Zeppelin scored their sixth UK No.1 album with ‘Presence’, also No.1 in the US.
1976 – Paul and Linda McCartney spent the evening with John Lennon at his New York Dakota apartment and watched Saturday Night Live on TV. Producer of the show Lorne Michaels made an offer on air asking The Beatles to turn up and play three songs live.
1977 – Talking Heads begins its first European tour, supporting the Ramones.
1989 – Tom Petty releases his first solo album, Full Moon Fever.
1990 –  While preparing Roger Waters’ ambitious production of The Wall at the Berlin Wall, workers discover an unexploded bomb from the World War II era.
1998 –  Bruce Springsteen’s father Douglas Springsteen dies in Belmont, Calif.
2002 A judge rules that Courtney Love will not have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation as part of her legal struggle with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic over control of Nirvana’s recordings.
2003 –  Florida pomp rockers Creed are sued by four fans who claim singer Scott Stapp was so “intoxicated and/or medicated that he was unable to sing the lyrics of a single Creed song” at a 2002 Chicago show.
2013 – 3 Doors Down Cancels tour due to bassist Robert Todd Harrell’s arrest

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Timesweep 25th April

Part 1
1. Foreigner - Urgent
2. Rush - Tom Sawyer
3. Journey - Who's crying now
4. Phil Collins - In the air tonight
5. The Who - You better you bet

Part 2
1. Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a madman
2.  Survivor - Eye of the tiger
3.  Asia - Only time will tell
4.  Stevie Nicks - Edge of seventeen
5.  The Go Go's - We got the beat

Part 3
1. Alice Cooper - Billion dollar babies
2. Bob Dylan - Rainy day women
3. Deep Purple - Highway star

Part 4
1. Badfinger - Baby blue
2. Tom Petty - Running down a dream
3. Van Halen - Why can't this be love

Part 5
1. Iggy Pop - The passenger
2. Peter Frampton - Show me the way
3. Def Leppard - Hysteria

Part 6
1. Status Quo - Paper plane
2. Paul McCartney & Wings - Jet
3. Saxon - (747) Strangers in the night
4. Iron Maiden - Aces high

Part 7
1. The Doors - Break on through
2. Bob Dylan - Hurricane

Part 8
1. Faith No More - We care a lot
2. Ugly Kid Joe - Cats in the cradle
3. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have you ever seen the rain
4. Eric Clapton - Layla
5. Kiss - Cold gin
6. Kiss - Beth

Part 9
1. Jackson Browne - Doctor my eyes
2. The Eagles - Lying eyes
3. Billy Idol - Eyes without a face
4. Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the sky

Part 10
1. ZZ Top - Tush
2. Sum 41 - Fat lip
3. Georgia Sattilites - Keep your hands to yourself
4. Bon Jovi - Lay your hands on me

Part 11
1. Rod Stewart - Hot legs
2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into my arms
3. Golden Earring - Radar love

Brit Rock April 25th

1.   Bowling For Soup - 1985
2.   Blink 182 - Always
3.   Green Day - Boulevard of broken dreams
4.   Ian Dury & The Blockheads - What a waste
5.   The Clash - London's calling
6.   P.I.L. - Rise
7.   Jacob and Goliath - Green
8.   Frogbelly and Symphony - Mindbender
9.   Florence and the Machine - Dog days are over
10. Flower Fellow - The rabbit
11. Alanis Morrisette - Hands clean
12. Kate Bush - Breathing
13. Janis Joplin - Mercedes benz
14. Metallica - Hero of the day
15. Bush - Swallowed
16. Oasis - Live forever
17. Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate love song
18. Shawn Mullins - Lullaby
19. Van Halen - Humans being
20. Queen - Too much love will kill you
21. Bruce Springsteen - Secret garden
22. The Beatles - Free as a bird
23. Joan Osbourne - One of us
24. Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
25 - Tom Petty - Yer so bad

It's an hour of acid rock for hour three
1.   Blind Faith - Can't find my way home
2.   The Byrds - 8 miles high
3.   Traffic - Paper sun
4.   Status Quo - Pictures of matchstick men
5.   Matthews Southern Comfort - Woodstock
6.   Deep Purple - Space trucking
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. Fifth Dimension - Aquarius/Let the sun shine in
13. Moody Blues - Nights in white satin
14. The Who - Happy Jack

Today in rock history April 23rd

Thursday 23rd April
1969 – Famous Ash Grove, Los Angeles (home of Canned Heat and Taj Mahal) burns to the ground.
1975 – Badfinger’s Pete Ham commits suicide by hanging himself in his London garage.
1978 – Sex Pistols bass player Sid Vicious filmed his version of ‘My Way’ for the Sex Pistols’ film ‘The Great Rock n Roll Swindle.’
1988 – Iron Maiden: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son US LP is no. 1 chart topper this day in Rock History!
1988 – Roy Orbison celebrated his 52nd birthday at a Bruce Springsteen concert, during which the audience sang happy birthday to him.
1991  Johnny Thunders dies from a drug overdose in New Orleans. The former New York Doll was 38.
1993 – During their Use Your Illusion Tour, Guns n’ Roses played the first of two nights at Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico.
1994 – Pink Floyd : The Division Bell : US LP is no. 1 chart topper
2003 –  “Kryptonite” band 3 Doors Down beat the one hit wonder syndrome when they top the American singles chart with “When I’m Gone.”
2003 –  Bruce Springsteen defends the beleagured Dixie Chicks, who suffered a backlash after criticizing George W. Bush.
2003 –  Twisted Sister announce they are reforming to do a USO tour of military bases in Korea.
2003 –  Former head Hole member Courtney Love places an ad in New York’s Village Voice looking for new band members.
2004 –  Green Day issue a statement to counter a widespread rumor that frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has died . “Despite what you may have heard rumored on the Internet,” the band say, “Billie Joe did not recently die in a car accident.”
2008 – Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was sentenced to three years probation after admitting to driving under the influence of alcohol.
2010 – Ozzy Osbourne will release Scream – his first album in almost three years and 10th studio album overall
2010 – Bret Michaels In Critical Condition After Suffering Brain Hemorrhage

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Today in rock history April 22nd

Wednesday April 22nd
1950 – Peter Frampton is born in Beckenham, England.
1951 –  Paul Carrack is born today in Sheffield, England.
1963 – Gene Vincent’s recording contract with Capitol expires. His last recording is a time remake of Be-Bop-A-Lula.
1965 – Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde LP released in the US.
1969 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney record “The Ballad of John and Yoko.”
1969 – John Lennon changes his middle name from Winston to Ono.
1969  In Dolton, England, the Who perform their rock opera Tommy live in its entirety for the first time.
1972 – Deep Purple: Machine Head UK LP  is no. 1 chart topper this day in Rock History.
1974 – Tina Turner starts filming in the role of Acid Queen in the Who’s film “Tommy.”
1978 –  Johnny Thunders plays a surprise gig at London’s Speakeasy, backed by a band featuring Sex Pistols Paul Cook and Steve Jones.
1979 Rolling Stones perform two benefit concerts for the blind in Toronto to fulfill terms of Keith Richard’s sentence for heroin trafficking.
1998 – It is announced that Slash/Reprise act Faith No More has decided to break up.
1999  – Marilyn Manson releases a statement on the Columbine High School shootings.
2004  –  It’s reported that U.S. Marines are blasting ‘s “Shoot to Thrill” at high volumes to drive Muslim insurgents from their homes in Iraq.
2004 –  Metallica quashes an Internet rumor that James Hetfield committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills.
2007 – Avril Lavigne went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her third album ‘The Best Damn Thing’, also a No.1 on the US chart.
2008 – WHITESNAKE‘s new album, “Good To Be Bad”, was released

Monday, 20 April 2015

Today in rock history 21st April

Tuesday April 21st
1947 – Punk rock pioneer Iggy Pop (James Jewel Osterburg) is born in Michigan.
1959 – Robert Smith of the Cure is born in Sussex, England.
1960 – Dick Clark admits that he had a financial stake in more than a quarter of the records played on American Bandstand. The congressional committee investigating payola orders him to sell off several of his holdings.
1961 – The Beatles debut at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.
1963-Beatles and Rolling Stones meet for the first time during a Rolling Stones performance at Crawdaddy Club.
1967 – working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles completed the sessions for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The final recordings were a short section of gibberish and noise which would follow ‘A Day in the Life’, in the run-out groove.
1969 – Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band play London’s Royal Albert Hall.
1970 – Tyrannosaurus Rex, Spooky Tooth, Jackie Lomax, Elton John (making his solo concert debut) and Heavy Jelly all appeared at The Roundhouse, London, tickets cost 25 shillings.
1973 – Alice Cooper went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Billion Dollar Babies.’ Also a No.1 album in the UK.
1978 – Folk singer Sandy Denny dies at age 31 after falling down a flight of stairs. You can hear her on Led Zeppelin IV‘s “Battle of Nevermore” and with her band Fairport Convention on albums like 1969’s Unhalfbricking.
1981 – A car crash in Seattle hospitalizes Eric Clapton with bruised ribs and a lacerated shin.
1982 – Joe Strummer disappeared for three weeks, which resulted in The Clash cancelling a tour. He was found living rough in Paris.
1990 – Fleetwood Mac scored their fourth UK No.1 album with ‘Behind The Mask.’
1990 – Paul McCartney played in front of 184,000 fans at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Jnaeiro, creating a new world record for the largest crowd attending a rock concert.
1993 – Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann saves a young surfer from a California riptide.
1993 – Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman marries the 33-year-old Suzanne Accosta in the south of France.
1994 – Courtney Love turns in the shotgun Kurt Cobain used to kill himself to a guns-for-tickets trade-in program.
2001 – R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck is arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport for allegedly assaulting two crew members on an overnight flight from Seattle to London.
2004 – California rockers Hoobastank top the American singles chart with “The Reason.”
2005 – Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year

Today in rock history 20th April

Monday April 20th -
1957 – Elvis Presley started an eight week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘All Shook Up.’
1966 – during a 12 hour session at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles worked on a new John Lennon song ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’’, and a new George Harrison song ‘Taxman’.
1967 – during a UK tour, Pink Floyd appeared at the Queen’s Hall in Barnstable, England.
1968 – Deep Purple makes its live debut in Denmark.
1970 – Traffic, Mott The Hoople, If and Bronco all appeared at The Roundhouse, London, tickets, 25 shillings.
1971 – Born on this day, Mikey Welsh, bass, Weezer,
1985 – the charity record ‘We Are The World’ by USA For Africa was t No.1 on the UK singles chart.
1991 – Credence Clearwater Revival founder John Fogerty marries Julie Lebiedzinksi in Bristol, Ind.
1991 – Steve Marriott dies in a fire at his home in Essex, England. Age 44
1992 – ‘A Concert For Life’ took place at Wembley Stadium as a tribute to Queen singer Freddie Mercury and for aids awareness.
1996 – Tickets ranging in price from $27.50 – $85.00 go on sale for the KISS reunion tour. This marks the first time in 15 years that all four original members of the ’70’s rock group join together in original costume and face paint.
1999 – The “No Security” tour, the Rolling Stones’ first arena outing in 20 years wraps with a make-up date at the San Jose Arena in California.
2000 – Robert Plant appeared at Disney’s Theatre of the Stars in Orlando, Florida to leave his handprints outside the theatre.
2001 – A memorial concert for former Small Faces and Humble Pie front man Steve Marriott took place at the London Astoria with Peter Frampton, Midge Ure, Chris Farlowe and Humble Pie.
2002 – in the dispute over who owned the rights to Nirvana’s recordings former members Dave Grohl and Kirst Novoselic asked a Seattle Court to prove that Courtney Love was mentally stable. They told the court that Love was ‘irrational, mercurial, self-centered, unmanageable, inconsistent and unpredictable.’
2003 – Godsmack were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Faceless.
2012 – Bert Weedon, guitarist who wrote ‘Play in a Day’ dies at 91

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Today in rock history April 19th

Sunday April 19th
1942 – Born on this day, Alan Price, keyboards, The Animals,
1947 – Born on this day, Mark Volman, The Turtles,
1960 – Elvis Presley sets off to travel by train from Memphis to Hollywood to film GI Blues, having developed a fear of flying.
1965 – the film T.A.M.I. (Teen-Age Music International) Show featuring The Rolling Stones, Supremes Four Tops, James Brown, The Beach Boys and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles opened in London, England under the title Teenage Command Performance.
1967 – Jimi Hendrix, The Walker Brothers, Engelbert Humperdink and Cat Stevens, played two shows at The Odeon, Birmingham, England.
1968 – John Lennon, George Harrison and their wives left the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh, India two weeks before their study was complete. Ringo and Paul had already left
1980 – Brian Johnson 32 year old singer with Geordie joined AC/DC
1990 – On this weeks BBC- TV’s ‘French and Saunders’ show, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, Lemmy, Mark King (Level 42), and Gary Moore all appeared in a comedy courthouse sketch. The sketch ended with all the guitarists jamming together.
1993 – Saxophonist Steve Douglas dies of heart failure in Los Angeles during a recording session with Ry Cooder.
1995 – The Stone Roses played their first gig in five years when the appeared at The Rockerfella Club, Oslo, Norway.
2000 – Phil Collins won £250,000 in a high court case over royalties with two former members of his band. The judge ruled that they had been overpaid in error but because the two musicians had no other income they would not have to pay it back.
2001 – David Lee Roth reveals that he briefly reunited with Van Halen in July and wrote some “astonishing” music. They haven’t called back since.
2002 – The body of Layne Staley, singer of the grunge rock group Alice In Chains, is found by a relative in Staley’s north Seattle apartment. Staley had been missing for two weeks.
2003 – At their Montreal concert, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band are joined by Max Weinberg’s daughter Allie on keyboards.
2010 – SOUNDGARDEN: Audio Of Entire Seattle Reunion Show Posted Online
2012 - Levon Helm from The Band dies
2012 – Greg Ham, a member of the Australian band Men at Work whose saxophone and flute punctuated its smash 1980s hits, was found dead in his Melbourne home

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Today in rock history 18th April

Saturday April 18th -
1964 – The Beatles appeared on the UK TV comedy program The Morecambe and Wise Show,
1970 – Appearing at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Santana, Taj Mahal and It’s A Beautiful Day.
1970 – Born on this day, Greg Eklund, drums, Everclear,
1974 – Born on this day, Mark Tremonti, Creed,
1992 – Albums by Def Leppard, Bruce Springsteen and Wynonna debut in the top four spots on Chart Toppers’s pop album chart. The albums are Def Leppard’s “Adrenalize,” Springsteen’s “Human Touch” and “Lucky Town” and Wynonna’s “Wynonna.”
1995 – Oasis drummer Tony McCarrol was told by phone that he was being sacked from the group.
2000 – four Monkee look-alikes were signed to play the 60’s pop legends in a TV movie about the groups meteoric rise. The film called ‘Daydream Believers’ was set to start filming in Toronto.
2002 – Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan returns to his roots when he is inducted into the Hall of Honor at his old high school. Bryan is a 1980 graduate of John P. Stevens High School in Edison, N.J.
2004 – Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo’s Fish Taco in Norco, Calif.
2006 – a sale of clothes belonging to Sir Elton John raised more than $700,000 (£395,000) for the singer’s Aids charity. Over 10,000 pieces were sold during a five-day sale in New York City at the specially-created shop, Elton’s Closet, at New York’s Rockefeller Centre.
2012 – Dick Clark died Wednesday of a heart attack at 82

Friday, 17 April 2015

Today in rock history 17th April

Friday April 17th
1941 – Billy Fury is born in Liverpool, England.
1943 – Born on this day, Roy Estrada, bass, Frank Zappa band,
1955 – Pete Shelley, one of punk’s finest songwriters and lead Buzzcock, is born.
1964 – Leading the band Them, an 18-year-old Van Morrison rocks the Maritime Hotel, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is the group’s debut performance.
1969 – The Band step out from behind Bob Dylan for the first time to perform solo at San Francisco’s Winterland auditorium.
1970 – Paul McCartney releases his first post-Beatles solo album, McCartney. The the versatile musician played every instrument of the wonderous lo-fi recording.
1982 – Iron Maiden’s The Number of the Beast hits No. 1 on the British albums charts.
1983 – Felix Pappalardi dies at age 41 after being shot by his wife in their New York apartment.
1986 – Following the American bombing of Libya, Stevie Ray Vaughan cancels his European tour in fear of reprisals.
1995 – After Bill Berry’s operation for a brain aneurysm, R.E.M. announce they will resume their worldwide Monster tour.
1995 – Courtney Love and her band Hole perform for the sixth season premiere of MTV’s Unplugged.
1998 – Linda McCartney, the rock photographer wife of Sir Paul McCartney and onetime member of the band Wings, dies of breast cancer in Santa Barbara, Calif. She is 56.
2001 – The late Ramones singer Joey Ramone is buried in New Jersey following a private funeral service in Forest Hills, Queens.
2001 – Appalachian group Hayseed Dixie releases its album “A Hillbilly Tribute To AC/DC.” AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson describes the group’s offbeat covers _ including such classics as “Highway To Hell,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” and Back In Black _ as “hilarious.”
2002 – James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is 82.
2003 – A British fan who claims he caught the flu off of Beatle. Paul McCartney attempts to auction off the germ on eBay.
2003 – Tommy Lee is cleared of responsibility for the drowning death of a four-year-old at his son’s 2001 birthday party. The boy’s parents were alleging criminal negligence and sought $10 million in damages.
2006 – Melissa Etheridge announces her partner Tammy Lynn Michaels is expecting twins later in the spring.
2010 - Ted Nugent make his comments on President Obama known

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Timesweep 18th April

Part one
1. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - American girl
2. ACDC - It's a long way to the top
3. Thin Lizzy - The boys are back in town
4. Rainbow - Stargazer

Part two
1. Kiss - Detroit rock city
2. Queen - Good old fashioned lover boy
3. Peter Frampton - Show me the way
4. Rolling Stones - Fool to cry
5. Bob Dylan - Hurricane
6. Be Bop Deluxe - Ships in the night

Part three
1. Roger Daltrey - Free me
2. Cream - I feel free
3. Free - A little bit of love
4. Tom Petty - Free falling

Part four
1. Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
2. David Lee Roth - Yankee rose
3. Paul McCartney - Every night
4. Melissa Etheridge - Bring me some water

Part five
1. Steelers Wheel - Stuck in the middle
2. The Buzzcocks - What do I get
3. The Animals - House of the rising sun
4. Them - Gloria
5. Rolling Stones - Not fade away

Part six
1. Foreigner - Juke box hero
2. Chad Kroger - Hero
3. The Stranglers - No more heroes
4. It Bites - Calling all the heroes

Part seven
1. Def Leppard - Have you ever needed someone so bad
2. Elton John - Saturday night's alright for fighting
3. ACDC - For those about to rock

Part eight
1. Deep Purple - Hush
2. Queen - The show must go on
3. Men At Work - Who can it be now

Part nine
1. Pat Benatar - Hit me with your best shot
2. Rolling Stones - Emotional rescue
3. The Eagles - The long run
4. Pink Floyd - Another brick in the wall

Part ten
1. Genesis - Turn it on again
2. Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy train
3. Billy Joel - It's still rock & roll to me
4. John Lennon - Just like starting over

Part eleven
1. Bruce Springsteen - Hungry heart
2. Supertramp - Dreamer
3. Queen - Another one bites the dust
 4. Whitesnake - Fool for your loving

Brit Rock 18th April

1.   The Mama's Boys - Runaway dreams
2.   Saxon - Wheels of steel
3.   Joe Mantera - Louder than war
4.   Blue October - Hate me
5.   Hoobastank - The reason
6.   Sum 41 - In too deep
7.   Lordi - Scare force one
8.   Lordi - Hard rock hallelujah
9.   Great White - Once bitten twice shy
10. Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo child (slight return)
11. Led Zeppelin - Communication breakdown
12. The Kinks - Victoria
13. Rolling Stones - Gimme shelter
14. The Beatles - Here comes the sun
15. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Born on the bayou
16. Crosby,Stills & Nash - Marrakesh express
17. Neil Young - Cinamon girl
18. Humble Pie - Natural born boogie
19. Blood Sweat and Tears - Spinning wheel
20. The Doors - Touch me
21. The Band - Rag mama rag
22. Bob Dylan - Lay lady lay
23. UFO - Lights out
24. Manfred Manns Earth Band - Joybringer

And it's an hour of mellow rock for hour three
1.   Sting - If I ever lose my faith in you
2.   Daryl Hall & John Oates - Kiss on my list
3.   Steve Winwood - Valerie
4.   Tracy Chapman - Fast car
5.   James Taylor - Your smiling face
6.   Crowded House - It's only natural
7.   Billy Joel - Don't ask me why
8.   Carol King - It's too late
9.   Bread - Sweet surrender
10. Simon & Garfunkel - Sonds of silence
11. Elton John - Tiny dancer
12. Chris Rea - Tell me there's a heaven
13. Joe Jackson - Real men
14. Fleetwood Mac - Sara

Today in rock history April 16th

Thursday April 16th
1947 – Gerry Rafferty is born in Paisley, Scotland.
1956 – Rock `n’ roll pioneer Buddy Holly’s first single, “Blue Days, Black Nights,” is released.
1963 – The Beatles perform on BBC TV for the first time on The 625 Show.
1964 – Animals debut on UK chart with Baby Let Me Take You Home.
1964 – David Pirner (Soul Asylum) is born this day
1964 – The Rolling Stones first album was released in the UK, it went to No.1 two weeks later and stayed on the chart for 40 weeks, with 11 weeks at No.1.
1967 – Cream appeared at the ‘Daily Express Record Star Show’ at The Empire Pool, Wembley, England.
1972 – Electric Light Orchestra makes its live debut at the Greyhound Club in Surrey, England.
1974 – Queen play their first American concert at Denver’s Regis College.
1976 – Aerosmith played at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, the first date on their 76 date North American Rocks Tour.
1977 – Fleetwood Mac release “Dreams,” which becomes their first chart-topping single.
1990 – At London’s Wembley Stadium, artists including Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Simple Minds, and Tracy Chapman take part in a musical celebration of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.
1990 – Nirvana appeared at Lee’s Palace in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1993 – Billy Burnette announces he’s leaving Fleetwood Mac. He wants to concentrate on recording country music.
1993 – David Lee Roth is busted by police after allegedly buying marijuana in New York’s Washington Square Park.
1995 – Bob Seger becomes a dad again when his wife gives birth to his first daughter, Samantha Char.
2003 – Hole’s Courtney Love announces the title of her first solo album will be America’s Sweetheart.
2003 – Jerry Lee Lewis filed for divorce from his sixth wife, Kerrie McCarver Lewis. The 67-year-old singer married Kerrie in 1984 who was the president of Lewis Enterprises Inc. fan club.
2004 – Slipknot: A 21-year-old Central Michigan University student suffers a fatal heart attack during a Detroit concert by Iowan gore rockers Slipknot. The student’s mother says concert conditions were not to blame for his death.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Today in rock history 15th April

Wednesday April 15th
1944 – Guitarist Dave Edmunds is born in Cardiff, Wales.
1964 – The Beatles filmed outside shots at the Scala Theatre in Tottenham Street London for their forthcoming movie ‘A Hard Day’s Night.’
1966 – appearing live at the Blackpool Odeon, Jimi Hendrix, The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdink, tickets 5 and 10 shillings, ($0.70 and $1.40).
1967 – Born on this day, Frankie Poullian, bass,
1968 – Born on this day, Edward John O’Brien, guitarist, Radiohead
1971 – Rolling Stone announces that the Illinois Crime Commission has compiled a list of “drug-oriented rock records.” The list includes Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” and Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale.”
1971 – The Beatles win an Oscar for Best Film Music (Original Song Score) for the Paul McCartney-penned “Let It Be.”
1975 – appearing at Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Kiss, Rush and the Heavy Metal Kids.
1977 – Lynyrd Skynyrd give a gold album for One More for the Road to Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson. The band donates another gold record to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, where the double live album was recorded.
1982 – Billy Joel breaks a wrist when his motorcycle and an auto collide. He is hospitalized and has surgery.
1996 – Jerry Garcia’s ashes are scattered near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. A portion of the remains of the Grateful Dead guitarist had already been deposited into the Ganges in India.
2001 – Punk pioneer Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Ross Hyman) singer of The Ramones died after losing a long battle with lymphatic cancer aged 49
2002 – Dave Matthew’s strained vocal chords forces the postponement of a DMB show at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
2003 – Heartland rocker Melissa Etheridge announces she’s become engaged to her partner of two years, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels.
2003 – Fleetwood Mac release their album Say You Will. The disc reunites the band with AWOL songwriter Lindsey Buckingham, but vocalist Christine McVie opts to sit this one out.
2007 – acts appearing at the Quilmes Rock festival at River stadium in Argentina included, Aerosmith, Velvet Revolver, Placebo, Keane and Evanescence.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Today in rock history 14th April

Tuesday April 14th
1945 – Ritchie Blackmore, of Deep Purple and Rainbow, is born in Weston-Super-Mare, England.
1955 – Fats Domino releases “Ain’t That a Shame.”
1963 – The Beatles are introduced to the Rolling Stones for the first time backstage in Richmond, England. George Harrison says he’s particularly impressed by the unsigned band’s performance.
1965 – The Beatles announce that the title of their second film has been changed from Eight Arms to Hold You to Help!
1967 – David Bowie releases his novelty single “The Laughing Gnome.” Using music hall stylings and a sped-up voice, the song becomes a hit only in 1983
1969 – Led Zeppelin enter the English albums chart with their self-titled debut in its third week of release.
1969 – The Beatles record “The Ballad of John and Yoko” at Abbey Road
1974 – Pete Townshend performs solo for the first time at London’s Roundhouse. He’s backed by tapes he made in his home studio.
1980 – Bruce Springsteen: A resolution is introduced in the New Jersey Assembly to make Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” the official state song. The resolution fails to be passed.
1980 – Pete Townshend releases his solo album Empty Glass.
1982 – Diver Down is released
1983 – Pete Farndon of the Pretenders dies at the age of 29.
1997 – Ringo Starr debuts as the host of the VH1 program Classic Albums.
2004 – Courtney Love tells Blender magazine that she’s been swindled out of $40 million “by a fiduciary institution.” An insider says she is in debt to the tune of $4 million. “I’m covered in loser dust,” she wails.
2006 – The Beatles announce plans to digitally remaster their back catalog and sell it online.
2009 – George Harrison receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2010 – Tom Petty tells Playboy “There are no record people left in the record business; now it’s some guy who used to be with the leased-car department and got a promotion. Or maybe he was an accountant and now he’s a record-company president. And he hires more accountants and leased-car men”.

Today in rock history 13th April

Monday April 13th
1945 – Guitarist Lowell George of Little Feat is born.
1962 – The Star Club opens in Hamburg, with the Beatles as its house band. The association between the group and venue would later make the Star Club world famous.
1964 – The Beatles announce that the title of their first film is A Hard Day’s Night.
1967 – The Rolling Stones give their first performance behind the Iron Curtain. Warsaw, Poland’s Palace of Culture. Police use tear gas to subdue 2,000 fans.
1969 – Led Zeppelin Headlines at Kimbells in Southsea, UK
1971 – The Rolling Stones released ‘Brown Sugar’ the first record on their own label, Rolling Stones Records, which introduces the infamous licking- tongue and lips logo.
1979 – Dave Lee Roth collapses from exhaustion onstage in Spokane, Wash., during a Van Halen concert.
1982 – David Crosby is arrested on charges of drug possession in Dallas. It’s the second time in three weeks he’s been busted in the Texas city.
1993 – the first ‘Aerosmith Day’ was observed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts after the band were given their very own holiday.
1996 – Rage Against The Machine appeared on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Their two-song performance was cut to one song when the band attempted to hang inverted American flags from their amplifiers.
1999 – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers release their album Echo.
2000 – Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale collapses without warning after leaving the stage in Mt. Pleasant,
2003 – The Beatles Apple Corp company was listed as Britain’s fastest profit-growth firm with an annual profit growth of 194%.
2004 – The Pixies unleash a 27-song set at Minneapolis’ Fine Line Music Cafe in what is the pioneering alternative rock act’s first show in 12 years.
2005 – Rock ‘n’ roll pianist Johnnie Johnson dies aged 80 in St. Louis. A member of Chuck Berry’s band, Johnson co-composed many of Berry’s seminal hits and was the inspiration for the anthem “Johnny B. Goode.”
2007 – Julian Lennon sold a “significant” stake of his share in the songs his father John wrote for The Beatles to US music publishing company Primary Wave.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Today in rock history 12th April

Sunday April 12th
1944 – John Kaye (Steppenwolf) is born this day in
1954 – Joe Turner releases his rendition of “Shake, Rattle and Roll.”
1963 – Bob Dylan performs a solo concert at New York’s Town Hall. It’s recorded by CBS for a planned live album, but the disc is never released.
1967 – Mick Jagger was punched in the face by an airport official during a row at Le Bourget Airport in France. Jagger lost his temper after The Stones were being searched for drugs resulting in them missing their flight.
1967 – Country Joe & the Fish perform at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on the eve on a Vietnam War protest march. The next day 100,000 people would march to Kezar Stadium to hear Vietnam vet David Duncan speak.
1969 – A million hearts are broken when Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman
1968 – Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention play the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences dinner in New York. Zappa tells the audience, “All year long you people have manufactured this crap, now for one night you’re gonna have to listen to it!”
1972 – The Rolling Stones release Exile on Main Street.
1973 – The film ‘That’ll Be The Day’, premiered in London, featuring David Essex, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Billy Fury and Dave Edmunds.
1975 – David Bowie announced his second career retirement, saying, ‘I’ve rocked my roll. It’s a boring dead end, there will be no more rock ‘n’ roll records from me.’
1975 – during a North American tour, Pink Floyd played the first of two nights at The Cow Palace, Daly City, San Francisco, California.
1979 – Mickey Thomas joins Jefferson Starship, replacing founding member Marty Balin.
1992 – Don Henley leads 6,000 people in a Walk for Walden Woods in an effort to preserve the Massachusetts wild commemorated by Henry Thoreau.
1993 – actress Lisa Bonet filed for divorce from Lenny Kravitz
2000 – the members of Metallica filed a suit against Napster, Yale University, The University of Southern California and Indiana University for copyright infringement.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Today in rock history 11th April

Saturday April 11th
1956 – Travelling from Amarillo to Nashville, the plane that Elvis Presley was flying on developed engine trouble and was forced to make an emergency landing. The incident created a fear of flying for Presley.
1957 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “All Shook Up,” Elvis Presley.
1961 – Bob Dylan Debuts in New York on This Day in Rock Music History! Bob Dylan has his first live performance in New York at Gerde’s Folk City, where he opens for bluesman John Lee Hooker.
1970 – Peter Green quit Fleetwood Mac while on tour in Germany, to avoid breach of contract he agreed to finish the current tour.
1970 – Paul McCartney announces he will not record with John Lennon again.
1981 – Musician Eddie Van Halen marries actress Valerie Bertinelli of TV’s “One Day at a Time.”
2000 – Van Halen Box: 1978-1984 is released this day in rock history! Release date: 2000-04-11
2002 – Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas.
2002 – Hard rocking acts Staind, Godsmack, and Aerosmith take home two prizes each at the 15th annual Boston Music Awards at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre.
2008 – Velvet Revolver:The exit door had no sooner hit Scott Weiland on the backside when his ex-bandmates in Velvet Revolver opened the door to the studio.
2011 – Yesterday, Bob Dylan plays a concert in HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam on this Day in Rock!
2012 – Agreement on Royalty rates for Digital music reached on This Day in Rock Music History! The Music Industry’s largest trade groupd agreed on rates for licensing music to online services such as iTunes and Rhapsody.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Today in rock history 10th April

Friday April 10th
1962 -Original Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe dies in Hamburg after collapsing.
1967 -Paul McCartney visits a Beach Boys recording session and is said to have loaned his production assistant to the track “Vegetables” for the now-lost Smile album.
1968 – Drummer Mickey Hart accepts an invitation from Bob Kreuztmann to join the Grateful Dead.
1970 – Jim Morrison asks a concert audience if they would like something belonging to him that rhymes with “sock.” Fortunately, Ray Manzarek carries him off stage before he can find what he’s alluding to.
1976 – UK music weekly The Melody Maker reviewed a Sex Pistols gig with the words, ‘I hope we shall hear no more of them.’
1976 – Peter Frampton’s Frampton Comes Alive! tops the album chart, where it will remain for the next 10 weeks.
1981 – Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott married model Peggy Sue Fender.
1982 – Iron Maiden scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘The Number Of The Beast.’
1992 – Axl Rose leaves town before a Chicago sheriff can arrest him for allegedly starting a riot at a St. Louis Guns N’ Roses show in the summer of 1991.
1998 – Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland married Heather McMillan, the honeymoon was spent visiting amusement parks across the country.
1999 – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are the musical guests on tonight’s Saturday Night Live.
2001 – Bruce Springsteen won a court battle to keep the rights to his early songs. Ronald Winter of Masquerade Music had released the album ‘Before The Fame’ was found to be in breach of copyright. Springsteen was awarded more than £2m damages.
2003 – The Rolling Stones cancel their Bangkok gig after a technical hitch with their plane leaves them stranded in Bombay.
2003 – Billy Joel and Elton John postpone their Face to Face concert date in Rosemont, Ill., after Joel falls ill.
2005 – the final episode of The Osbournes was aired on MTV in the UK.

Today in rock history 9th April

Thursday April 9th
1942 – Carl Perkins is born
1944 – Gene Parsons (Byrds) is born
1958 – Bill Haley & the Comets begin a tour of South America in Buenos Aires.
1964 – Rolling Stones make their first live national UK TV appearance, on Ready, Steady, Go.
1965 – Rolling Stones’ dress sense attacked by E.M. Roberts, a Welsh headmaster, who is particularly critical of corduroy trousers. He said it was a ‘disservice to the young if adults interpret freedom as a complete disregard of the rules’.
1966 – Jeff Beck collapses onstage while the Yardbirds are playing France.
1967 -The Who begins a six-day season at Brian Epstein’s Saville Theatre, with Jimi Hendrix on the bill.
1969 – King Crimson performs at the Speakeasy in London for the first time on This Day in Rock.
1969 – Emerson, Lake and Palmer perform their first concert at the Speakeasy, London.
1970 – Paul McCartney announces his “break with the Beatles” in a typed statement enclosed in copies of the solo album McCartney sent to the British press.
1970 – Pink Floyd k1997 – A&M Records releases a statement saying that Seattle grunge hit-makers Soundgarden have decided to disband.icked off their second North American tour at The Fillmore East, Manhattan, New York City.
1973 – Newly signed to EMI Records, Queen played a showcase gig for their new record label at the Marquee Club, London.
1974 – Bruce Springsteen is introduced to Jon Landau, a rock critic who would later become his manager and help produce Born to Run.
1977 – Born on this day, Gerard Way, vocals, My Chemical Romance,
1983 – David Bowie: Let’s Dance UK 45 is no. 1 chart topper.
1989 – Rolling Stone Bill Wyman announced his forthcoming marriage to 19-year old Mandy Smith. He revealed the couple had been dating for six years
1990 – Billy Idol releases his single “Cradle of Love.”
1994 – Pink Floyd : The Division Bell : UK LP is no. 1 chart topper.
2004 – Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil pleads no contest to charges that he assaulted a prostitute at the Moonlite BunnyRanch brothel in Nevada. The judge fines him $1000 and orders him to complete anger management courses in 60 days.
2010 – Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren has died after a cancer battle. He was 64.
2012 – Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones, opens art exhibition in New York’s SoHo

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Timesweep 11th April

Part one
1. Motley Crue - Shout at the devil
2. Iron Maiden - Number of the beast
3. Charlie Daniels Band - The devil went down to Georgia
4. Van Halen - Running with the devil
5. Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the devil

Part two
1. Guns 'N' Roses - Sweet child of mine
2. Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Teach your children
3. Pearl Jam - Daughter
4. -Kansas - Carry on wayward son
5. Family - Burlesque
6. John Lennon - Give peace a chance

Part three
1. Led Zeppelin - Dancing days
2. The Kinks - All day and all of the night
3. Gun - Better days
4. U2 - New Year's day

Part four
1. Lou Reed - Perfect day
2. Van Halen - I can't stop loving you
3. Rolling Stones - Tumbling dice

Part five
1. Don Henley - New York minute
2. Chuck Berry - Johnny B goode
3. Pete Townshend - Let my love open the door
4. George Harrison - Got my mind set on you

Part six
1. The Band - The weight
2. Derek & The Dominoes - Layla
3. Chris Rea - The road to hell
4. Bon Jovi - Keep the faith

Part seven
1. Steppenwolf - The pusher
2. Little Feat - Dixie chicken
3. Rainbow - Kill the king
4. Dave Edmunds - Queen of hearts

Part eight
1. Genesis - That's all
2. Van Halen - Panama
3. Billy Idol - Eyes without a face

Part nine
1. Deep Purple - Fireball
2. Badfinger - No matter what
3. Jethro Tull - Locomotive breath
4. The Who - Baba 'O Reilly

Part ten
1. Slade - Coz I luv u
2. Free - My brother Jake
3. The Doors - Love her madly
4. Paul McCartney - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

Part eleven
1. John Kongas - He's gonna step on you
2. Quireboys - There she goes again
3. Faith No More - Midlife crisis
4. Michael Schenker Group - Armed and ready
5. Chris Spedding - Motor biking

Brit Rock 11th April

1.   Robert Palmer - Bad case of loving you
2.   Toto - Hold the line
3.   Led Zeppelin - All my love
4.   Whitesnake - Love hunter
5.   Thin Lizzy - Black rose
6.   The Scorpions - Holiday
7.   Van Halen - Dance the night away
8.   Tom Petty - Refugee
9.   Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
10. The Knack - My Sharona
11. Meatloaf - All revved up
12. Sham 69 - Hersham boys
13. Dave Edmunds - Crawling from the wreakage
14. Ramones - Sheena is a punk rocker
15. Rainbow - Eyes of the world
16. Cheap Trick - I want you to want me
17. Kiss - I was made for loving you
18. ACDC - Highway to hell
19. Supertramp - Breakfast in America
20. The Eagles - Heartache tonight
21. Blackfoot - Highway song
22. Motorhead - Overkill
23. Pink Floyd - Comfortably numb
24. Status Quo - Living on an island

Hour three, bits and pieces
1.   Vanilla Fudge - Ticket to ride
2.   The Beatles - I am the walrus
3.   The Zombies - Time of the season
4.   The Doors - Love me two times
5.   David Lee Roth - Just like paadise
6.   The Scorpions - Still loving you
7.   Poison - Your mama don't dance
8.   Alabama Shakes - Hold on
9.   The Quireboys - 7 '0' clock
10. Stryper - Calling on you
11. Crosby Stills & Nash - Marakesh express
12. Van Morrison - Moondance
13. Uriah Heep - Gypsy

Today in rock history 8th April

Wednesday April 8th
1947 – Born on this day, Steve Howe, guitarist, Yes,
1962 – Born on this day, Izzy Stradlin, guitar, Guns N’ Roses,
1963 – Julian Lennon (John Charles Julian Lennon) is born in Liverpool,
1966 – Mike Vickers leaves Manfred Mann. ‘Permanent’ replacement named as Jack Bruce.
1972 – written after the ‘Bloody Sunday Massacre’, in Northern Ireland Paul McCartney and Wings released ‘Give Ireland Back To The Irish.’ The song was banned by the BBC
1973 – Neil Young’s film Journey through the Past premiers at the UK Film Festival in Dallas.
1973 – During his Ziggy Stardust world tour, David Bowie played the first of three sold out nights at Shinjuku Koseinenkin, Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan.
1977 – during a UK tour Fleetwood Mac played the first of three sold-out nights at the Rainbow Theatre in London.
1979 – Van Halen embark on their first world tour. The band toured for nearly a year, opening for Black Sabbath and establishing a reputation for their performances.
1979 – Aerosmith played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the first night on their 38 date Night In The Rut Tour.
1993 – during a the European leg of his current world tour, Bruce Springsteen played the second of two sold-out nights at the Hallen stadion in Zurich, Switzerland.
1994 – The Recording Industry Association of America announced that Pink Floyd’s 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon had become the fourth biggest-selling album in US history and had passed the 13 million mark in sales.
1996 – In Lansing, Mich., rocker Ted Nugent gives an archery demonstration. He says the sport is an excellent distraction for kids, as opposed to taking drugs.
1998 – It is reported that a boat carrying Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood burst into flames just days before the Brazilian leg of the band’s Bridges to Babylon tour.
2000 – Rage Against the Machine sweep the 23rd California Music Awards, winning five prizes for their album The Battle of Los Angeles.
2002 – Marilyn Manson denied claims that he was responsible for the death of a woman after a party at his mansion in 2001.
2006 – The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai.
2007 – Kings Of Leon started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Because Of The Times.’

Monday, 6 April 2015

Today in rock history 7th April

Tuesday April 7th
1920 – Sitarist Ravi Shankar is born.
1958 – Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show plays at at the Memorial Hall in Canton, Ohio on This Day in Rock Music history! Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Lymon, The Diamonds, The Chantels, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Danny and the Juniors, The Pastels and Larry Williams  were the featured artists
1962 – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first meet Brian Jones at an Alexis Korner gig in London.
1969 – John Lennon records “Give Peace a Chance” in his Toronto hotel room.
1970 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Let It Be,” The Beatles.
1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Bennie and the Jets,” Elton John.
1975 – Ritchie Blackmore leaves Deep Purple for the first time.
1981 – Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band begin their first European tour in Hamburg.
1981 – The Who’s former manager Kit Lambert dies after falling down a flight of stairs in London.
1987 – After preacher Oral Roberts informs his TV congregation that God will kill him if he doesn’t raise $1 million in donations, rock funnyman Ozzy Osbourne sends him a dollar to be put toward psychiatric treatment.
1988 – Alice Cooper nearly dies of asphyxiation after a safety rope breaks during a concert stunt wherein the singer hangs himself.
1994 – Courtney Love was arrested on drugs and theft charges after a reported overdose. At this time, Love was unaware that her husband Kurt Cobain was dead at their home
1995 – Airport police seize a loaded pistol from Eddie Van Halen’s carry-on luggage. No charges are filed against the guitarist.
2003 – Jury selection begins in a wrongful death suit brought against Tommy Lee in connection with the 2001 drowning death of a boy at a pool party.
2004 – Motley Crue’s Vince Neil has a misdemeanor battery case dismissed after he does a 100 hours of community service. Neil was charged after a 2002 scuffle outside a Sunset Strip nightclub.
2005 – Bassist Nicky Wire of Welsh rock trio Manic Street Preachers is given an honorary doctorate from Swansea University
2005 – Madman Ozzy and wife Sharon Osbourne announce that their eldest daughter, Aimee, has had surgery after a breast cancer scare. We
2008 – Panic At The Disco were at No.1 on the Australian album chart with their second album “Pretty. Odd.”
2010 – Carlos Santana announces he will Cover Cream, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Rolling Stones On his Upcoming Covers Album

Today in rock history 6th April

Monday April 6th
1945 – Bob Marley is born Robert Nesta Marley in Rhoden Hall, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica.
1963 – Beatles enter UK LP chart for first time with Please Please Me.
1968 – Pink Floyd announce that founding member Syd Barrett has left the group.
1969 – Bassist Pete Quaife announces that he’s quitting the Kinks.
1971 – Rolling Stone Records is formed.
1973 – Queen sign their first recording contract.
1974 – California Jam music festival attracts 200,000.
1975 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Philadelphia Freedom,” Elton John.
1979 – Doobie Brothers: Minute by Minute US LP is no. 1 chart topper.
1979 – Rod Stewart marries Alana Hamilton.
1984 – Guitarist Steve Van Zandt announces that he’s amicably leaving the E Street Band to pursue solo projects.
1990 – Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee gives himself a concussion after falling from his famed elevated drum kit during a concert in New Haven, Conn.
1992 – To benefit the Natural Law Party, George Harrison plays his first full-length live concert in London since the final Beatles performance in 1969.
1998 – The Plasmatics’ outrageous frontwoman, Wendy O. Williams, 48, commits suicide in the woods behind her home in Connecticut.
1999 – Tipper Gore, co-founder of the Parents’ Music Resource Center, plays congas with Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart at a fund-raiser for her husband, presidential candidate Al Gore.
2000 – The Black Crowes are sued by an Ohio teenager who claims he suffered permanent hearing damage from sitting in the second row of a 1999 concert by the band.
2003 – White Stripes went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Elephant’, the duo’s second album.
2004 – Queens of the Stone Age frontman and Eagles of Death Metal drummer Josh Homme is involved in a bar brawl in New York’s East Village.
2008 – R.E.M. went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Accelerate’ the bands fourteenth studio album.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Today in rock history 5th April

Sunday April 5th
1962 – The Beatles performed at the Cavern Club in Liverpool as part of a special night presented by the Beatles’ fan club. The Beatles wear their black leather outfits for the first half of the performance, for old time’s sake, then change into their new suits for the second half of the show.
1965 – Born on this day, Mike McCready, guitar, Pearl Jam,
1971 – Rolling Stones Leave England and become Tax-exiles.
1981 – Bob  “The Bear” Hite of Canned Heat dies of a heart attack in Venice, Calif. at the age of 36.
1994 – Kurt Cobain committed suicide in his home in Seattle, Washington
1994 – Tough luck if you were thinking of winning a Boston Music Award this year. Aerosmith walks away with seven of the prizes.
1998 – Cozy Powell, a British rock drummer who played with Rainbow , ELP and Black Sabbath, dies in a car crash near Bristol, England.
2001 – David Bowie launches an online radio station, “BowieRadio,” via his BowieNet Web community. Using RealNetworks software, the station streams Bowie favorites and live performance clips as well as non-Bowie material.
2002 – Layne Staley dies of a drug overdose, eight years to the day after Kurt Cobain committed suicide. The Alice in Chains singer’s body is not found until several days later.
2002 – R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken rampage on a trans-Atlantic flight a year before.
2003 – Limp Bizkit announce they’re change their name to the more compact “limpbizkit.” Time to buy a new T-shirt.
2003 – Paul McCartney kicked off the UK leg of his ‘Back In The World Tour’ at Hallam FM Arena a year after it began in America. The set included 22 Beatles songs.
2004 – An L.A. police officer testifies that Courtney Love appeared intoxicated and told him she had taken “hillbilly heroin,” or Oxycontin, the night she was arrested for drugs possession. The ex-Hole singer denies the charges.
2004 – Nirvana fans hold a vigil in Seattle’s Viretta Park on the 10th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death.
2005 – Aberdeen, Wash., adds the legend “Come As You Are” to their “Welcome to Aberdeen” sign on the 11th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death.
2008 – Apple’s iTunes overtook supermarket group Wal-Mart to become the largest music retailer in the US.
2010 – SLASH Says ‘Chinese Democracy’ Was ‘The Perfect AXL Record’
2010 – Guns N’ Roses rocker Axl Rose was left red-faced during a recent concert in Bogota, Colombia – after he slipped and fell onstage during the band’s show.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Today in rock history

Saturday April 4th
1915 – Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) is born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi
1948 – Berry Oakley (Allman Brothers Band) is born
1952 – Robert William Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy guitarist,  is born
1959 – “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” becomes Buddy Holly’s first posthumous hit,
1962 – Craig Adams (The Cult) is born
1965 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney compose “Help!”, the title track to the Beatles’ second film.
1966 – Michael Christopher “Mike” Starr, bassist for Alice in Chains,  was born
1967 – Paul McCartney advises Beatles publicist and Monterey Pop Festival organizer Derek Taylor that they should book some guitarist called Jimi Hendrix. Smart move.
1970 – Janis Joplin plays a reunion concert in San Francisco with her old outfit Big Brother & the Holding Company.
1974 – “Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones” opens as the first film with a quadraphonic soundtrack.
1981 -Styx’s Paradise Theater goes to No. 1. It would become their fourth album in a row to go triple-platinum, setting a new sales record.
1987 – Jefferson Starship: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now US 45 is no. 1 chart topper.
1987 – Fleetwood Mac’s Big Love hits UK chart.
1987 – U2 blast into US LP chart, making highest debut of any studio act since Stevie Wonder in 1980, as The Joshua Tree debuts on Chart at No. 7.
1992 – Bruce Springsteen : Human Touch : UK LP is no. 1 chart topper.
1994 – Kurt Cobain’s mother files a missing-persons report on her son.
2000 – Mick Jagger returns to Dartford Grammar School in southeast England to open an arts center named in his honor.
2002 – Dave Mustaine announces he’s disbanding thrash godfathers Megadeth after developing a compressed radial nerve in his hand that prevents him from playing guitar.
2002 – Shock rocker Marilyn Manson is sued by the mother of Keanu Reeves’ late girlfriend Jennifer Syme. Syme was killed in a car crash after attending a Manson party in 2001. Maria St. John alleges her daughter died after being “provided with various quantities of cocaine” by Manson.
2003 – The mighty Meat Loaf announces his retirement from music following one last world tour.
2003 – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers debut a new song, “Black Leather Woman,” while guesting on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
2003 – Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach is sacked from the touring production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
2004 – Alanis Morissette appears at the Canadian Juno awards in a nude bodysuit during a skit satirizing American attitudes towards censorship.
2008 – THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury has told Canada’s Sun Media his band won’t be hitting the road with LED ZEPPELIN if and when the legendary group should decide to spin a full-blown tour out of its recent one-off reunion show.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Today in rock history 3rd April

Friday April 3rd
1945 – Richard Manuel, keyboard player for The Band is born in Stratford, Ontario
1955 – Mick Mars (Motley Crüe) is born this day
1967 – working on The Beatles Sgt Pepper album at Abbey Road studios in London, George Harrison recorded his lead vocal on his song ‘Within You Without You’. as well as a sitar part, and some acoustic guitar parts.
1969 – Jim Morrison is arrested by the FBI for interstate flight, stemming from obscenity charges lodged after a Miami concert.
1972 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Puerto Rico’s Mar y Sol Festival ends, having run out of its already meager supply of food. Hundreds of Americans who flew to Puerto Rico to see Emerson, Lake & Palmer are stranded at the San Juan airport.
1975 – Steve Miller was charged with setting fire to the clothes of a friend, Benita Diorio. When police arrived at Miller’s house, Diorio was putting out the flames, Miller then got into a fight with some of the policemen and was charged with resisting arrest.
  1984 – In court, producer Jack Douglas wins $3 million he says is owed him by Yoko Ono for his work on the Lennon/Ono album Double Fantasy.
  1984 – In court, producer Jack Douglas wins $3 million he says is owed him by Yoko Ono for his work on the Lennon/Ono album Double Fantasy.
1989 – 23 people were arrested after several thousand fans without tickets tried to gate-crash a Grateful Dead concert at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1991- Paul McCartney recorded his unplugged session for MTV.
1991 – Dweezil Zappa and Donny Osmond team up onstage to sing the Bee Gees’ disco hit, “Stayin’ Alive.”
1994 – a forthcoming tour by Nirvana and Hole was cancelled amid continuing speculation about Kurt Cobain’s drug problems.
1996 – Jerry Garcia’s widow, Deborah, and guitarist Bob Weir scatter part of Jerry’s ashes in the Ganges River in India.
2003 – The Beastie Boys Las Vegas benefit for the late Run-D.M.C. DJ Jam Master Jay sells out in 24 seconds.
2003 – Linkin Park crash into No. 1 with their second album MeteoraOne Heart is the week’s second highest debut, settling at No. 2.
2005 – With three awards, Avril Lavigne leads the pack at Canada’s 34th Annual Juno Awards, held at Winnipeg’s MTS Centre.
2007 – Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards denied that he snorted the ashes of his late father during a drugs binge.
2008 – Scott Weiland’s publicist sent over a statement from the outspoken singer where he fires back at Velvet Revolver’s announcement from Tuesday that they have decided to carry on without him

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Today in rock history April 2nd

Thursday April 2nd
1941 – Leon Russell is born in Lawton
1946 – Born today, Kurt Winter, Guess Who,
1952 – Born on this day, Leon Wilkeson, bass, Lynyrd Skynyrd,
1953 – Born on this day, David Robinson, The Cars
1964 – Beatles: Can’t Buy Me Love UK 45 is no. 1 chart topper
1965 – The Who made their first radio appearance on the UK BBC’s ‘Joe Loss Pop Show.’
1967 – The Beatles finish recording the album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” The album tops Chart Toppers’s pop album chart for 15 weeks, longer than any Beatles album.
1967 – Steve Winwood leaves the Spencer Davis Group to form his own band, Traffic.
1967 – Born on this day, Greg Camp, Smash Mouth,
1968 – Jimi Hendrix appeared at the Paul Suave Arena, Montreal, Canada.
1970 – John Lennon: The London Magistrate’s Court is in session to determine whether any of John Lennon’s erotic lithographs are in fact indecent.
1971 – Janis Joplin was at No.1 on the US album charts with ‘Pearl.’
1977 – Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Rumours.’
1983 – U2’s War hits US LP chart.
1983 – Pink Floyd scored their third UK No.1 album with ‘The Final Cut.’
1990 – Eric Clapton was fined £300 with £10 costs by Walton-on- Thames Magistrates court, after being booked for speeding at 105mph; Clapton was also banned from driving for three months.
1990 – Nirvana went into Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin and started work on demo versions of ‘In Bloom’, ‘Dive’, ‘Lithium’, ‘Pay To Play’, ‘Imodium’, ‘Sappy’ and ‘Polly’ with Butch Vig producing.
1993 – A London newspaper reports that Rolling Stone bassist Bill Wyman’s son is engaged to Patsy Smith. The 46-year-old Smith is the mother of Wyman’s ex-wife Mandy.
1998 – Metallica kicked off their 61-date ‘Poor Re-Touring Me Tour’ at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in Newcastle, Australia.
1999 – The Black Crowes played a concert in Knoxville, Tennessee. Joshua Harmon, a teenager sitting in the second row sued the band, a year later for $5,000 claiming significant hearing loss.

Timwsweep 4th April

Part one
1. Jethro Tull - Thick as a brick
2. Judas Priest - You've got another thing coming
3. Genesis - Tonight tonight tonight
4. Nazareth - My white bicycle
5. Status Quo - Roll over lay down

Part two
1. Jimi Hendrix - Wind cried mary
2. Aerosmith - Cryin'
3. Stryper - Calling on you
4. Mike & The Mechanics - Silent running

Part three
1. Rolling Stones - Mixed emotions
2. Bon Jovi - I'll be there for you
3. Eric Clapton - Pretending

Part four
1. ACDC - Let there be rock
2. Billy Idol - Cradle of love
3. The Who - I can't explain

Part five
1. Janis Joplin - Me & Bobby McGee
2. Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the devil
3. Alanis Morrisette - Hands clean

Part six
1. The Guess Who - These eyes
2. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple man
3. The Band - Up on cripple creek

Part seven
1. Motley Crue - home sweet home
2. Gary Moore & Phil Lynot - Out in the fields
3. The Cult - She sells sactuary
4. Def Leppard - Promises

Part eight
1. Toto - Hold the line
2. Twisted Sister - I am I'm me
3. Free - Alright now
4. Journey - Faithfully

Part nine
1. Rolling Stones - paint it black
2. Cream - I feel free
3. Buffalo Springfield - For what it's worth
4. Simon & Garfunkel - The sounds of silence
5. ? & The Mysterons - 96 tears
6. Bob Dylan - I want you

Part ten
1. Neil Young - Cinnamon girl
2. Pink Floyd - Learning to fly
3. The Who - Won't get fooled again

Part eleven
1. Genesis - No son of mine
2. Emerson Lake & Palmer - Fanfare for the common man

Brit Rock 4th April


1.   Seasick Steve - Roy's gang
2.   Joe Bonamassa - Heartache follows wherever I go
3.   Dr Feelgood - Milk and alcohol
4.   Muse - Dead inside
5.   Muse - Knights of Cydonia
6.   Anthony Venneri - Lucky star
7.   Ronnie Laine - The poacher
8.   Young Kato - Children of the stars
9.   Magazine - Shot by both sides
10. ELO - 10538 overture
11. Paul Weller - The changing man
12. Violinski - Clog dance
13. East Of Eden - Jig a jig
14. Flogging Molly - Devil's dance floor
15. Symmetry - The cure
16. The Ramones - Do you remember rock & roll radio?
17. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Please don't touch
18. Kara Mann - Electric
19. Alanah Myles - Black velvet
20. While She Sleeps - Four walls
21. Cranberries - Zombie
22. Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Boston tea party
23. Simple Minds - Sanctify youurself
24. Frankie Miller - Be good to yourself
25. Rod Stewart - Hot legs

It's nothing but the blues for hour three
1.   Gary Moore - Walking by myself
2.   George Thoroughgood - Ride on Josephine
3.   Brian Seltzer - Everybody's up to something
4.   Aerosmith - Never loved a girl
5.   Walter Trout - Maybe a fool
6.   Eric Clapton - Before you accuse me
7.   Whitesnake - Trouble
8.   ZZ Top - La grange
9.   The Doors - Roadhouse blues
10. Rolling Stones - Little red rooster
11. The Animals - I'm crying
12. Canned Heat - On the road again
13. Tinsley Ellis - Highway man
14. Joe Bonamassa - Stop

Today In Rock History 1st April

Every day, from now until the end of your life, it's today's rocking events in years gone by.

Wednesday 1st April
1945 – John Barbata (Jefferson Starship) is born
1955 – George Martin became the head of A&R for EMI’s Parlophone label
1956 – A Paramount Studios screen test by Elvis Presley leads to a three-film contract guaranteeing $450,000
1970 – 50 musicians recorded the orchestral scores for The Beatles tracks ‘The Long And Winding Road’ and ‘Across The Universe’ for the Phil Spector produced sessions. The bill for the 50 musicians was £1,126 and 5 shillings,
1970 – Earls Court in London received over one million postal ticket applications for The Rolling Stones forthcoming six concerts as part of the group’s European tour.
1973 – Curved Air kicked off a 12-date UK tour at Birmingham Town Hall.
1976 – making their live debut in the UK, AC/ DC played at The Red Cow, Hammersmith, London.
1976 – The Buzzcocks played their debut live gig when the appeared at Bolton Institute Of Technology. The power was turned off after three numbers.
  1992 – Billy Idol is fined $2,000 by a Beverly Hills, Calif., judge after pleading no contest to charges he hit a woman in the face as they left a restaurant together the previous October.
1992 – Singer Jimmy Buffett and wife Jane Slagsvol have their second child, which they name Sarah Delaney, in Nashville, Tenn.
1999 – Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer and Rhythm & Blues Hall of Famer Jesse Stone dies in Altamonte Springs, Fla. He is 97. Stone, one of the founders of Atlantic Records, helped define the rock sound through his work as writer and arranger of such seminal hits as Big Joe Turner’s “Shake, Rattle & Roll.”
2000 – Santana started a nine week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with, ‘Maria Maria.’
2002 – Paul McCartney kicked off the first leg of his 19 date ‘Driving USA’ North American tour at The Oakland Arena, Oakland.
2004 – Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sleep after a long battle with cancer and kidney disease. He is 48.
2009 – Nine Inch Nails Mock Chris Cornell With April Fools Joke NME reports: In what appears to be an elaborate April Fools joke, Nine Inch Nails have announced the release of a new Timbaland-produced album called ‘Strobe Light’.