Friday, 24 April 2015
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