Monday, 6 April 2015

Today in rock history 6th April

Monday April 6th
1945 – Bob Marley is born Robert Nesta Marley in Rhoden Hall, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica.
1963 – Beatles enter UK LP chart for first time with Please Please Me.
1968 – Pink Floyd announce that founding member Syd Barrett has left the group.
1969 – Bassist Pete Quaife announces that he’s quitting the Kinks.
1971 – Rolling Stone Records is formed.
1973 – Queen sign their first recording contract.
1974 – California Jam music festival attracts 200,000.
1975 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Philadelphia Freedom,” Elton John.
1979 – Doobie Brothers: Minute by Minute US LP is no. 1 chart topper.
1979 – Rod Stewart marries Alana Hamilton.
1984 – Guitarist Steve Van Zandt announces that he’s amicably leaving the E Street Band to pursue solo projects.
1990 – Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee gives himself a concussion after falling from his famed elevated drum kit during a concert in New Haven, Conn.
1992 – To benefit the Natural Law Party, George Harrison plays his first full-length live concert in London since the final Beatles performance in 1969.
1998 – The Plasmatics’ outrageous frontwoman, Wendy O. Williams, 48, commits suicide in the woods behind her home in Connecticut.
1999 – Tipper Gore, co-founder of the Parents’ Music Resource Center, plays congas with Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart at a fund-raiser for her husband, presidential candidate Al Gore.
2000 – The Black Crowes are sued by an Ohio teenager who claims he suffered permanent hearing damage from sitting in the second row of a 1999 concert by the band.
2003 – White Stripes went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Elephant’, the duo’s second album.
2004 – Queens of the Stone Age frontman and Eagles of Death Metal drummer Josh Homme is involved in a bar brawl in New York’s East Village.
2008 – R.E.M. went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Accelerate’ the bands fourteenth studio album.

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