Monday, 13 April 2015

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.

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