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.

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