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.

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