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.

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