Thursday April 9th
1942 – Carl Perkins is born
1944 – Gene Parsons (Byrds) is born
1958 – Bill Haley & the Comets begin a tour of South America in Buenos Aires.
1964 – Rolling Stones make their first live national UK TV appearance, on Ready, Steady, Go.
– Rolling Stones’ dress sense attacked by E.M. Roberts, a Welsh
headmaster, who is particularly critical of corduroy trousers. He said
it was a ‘disservice to the young if adults interpret freedom as a
complete disregard of the rules’.
1966 – Jeff Beck collapses onstage while the Yardbirds are playing France.
1967 -The Who begins a six-day season at Brian Epstein’s Saville Theatre, with Jimi Hendrix on the bill.
1969 – King Crimson performs at the Speakeasy in London for the first time on This Day in Rock.
1969 – Emerson, Lake and Palmer perform their first concert at the Speakeasy, London.
– Paul McCartney announces his “break with the Beatles” in a typed
statement enclosed in copies of the solo album McCartney sent to the
1970 – Pink Floyd k1997 – A&M Records releases a
statement saying that Seattle grunge hit-makers Soundgarden have decided
to disband.icked off their second North American tour at The Fillmore
East, Manhattan, New York City.
1973 – Newly signed to EMI Records, Queen played a showcase gig for their new record label at the Marquee Club, London.
– Bruce Springsteen is introduced to Jon Landau, a rock critic who
would later become his manager and help produce Born to Run.
1977 – Born on this day, Gerard Way, vocals, My Chemical Romance,
1983 – David Bowie: Let’s Dance UK 45 is no. 1 chart topper.
– Rolling Stone Bill Wyman announced his forthcoming marriage to
19-year old Mandy Smith. He revealed the couple had been dating for six
1990 – Billy Idol releases his single “Cradle of Love.”
1994 – Pink Floyd : The Division Bell : UK LP is no. 1 chart topper.
– Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil pleads no contest to charges that he
assaulted a prostitute at the Moonlite BunnyRanch brothel in Nevada. The
judge fines him $1000 and orders him to complete anger management
courses in 60 days.
2010 – Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren has died after a cancer battle. He was 64.
2012 – Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones, opens art exhibition in New York’s SoHo