Thursday, 16 April 2015

Today in rock history April 16th

Thursday April 16th
1947 – Gerry Rafferty is born in Paisley, Scotland.
1956 – Rock `n’ roll pioneer Buddy Holly’s first single, “Blue Days, Black Nights,” is released.
1963 – The Beatles perform on BBC TV for the first time on The 625 Show.
1964 – Animals debut on UK chart with Baby Let Me Take You Home.
1964 – David Pirner (Soul Asylum) is born this day
1964 – The Rolling Stones first album was released in the UK, it went to No.1 two weeks later and stayed on the chart for 40 weeks, with 11 weeks at No.1.
1967 – Cream appeared at the ‘Daily Express Record Star Show’ at The Empire Pool, Wembley, England.
1972 – Electric Light Orchestra makes its live debut at the Greyhound Club in Surrey, England.
1974 – Queen play their first American concert at Denver’s Regis College.
1976 – Aerosmith played at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, the first date on their 76 date North American Rocks Tour.
1977 – Fleetwood Mac release “Dreams,” which becomes their first chart-topping single.
1990 – At London’s Wembley Stadium, artists including Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Simple Minds, and Tracy Chapman take part in a musical celebration of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.
1990 – Nirvana appeared at Lee’s Palace in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1993 – Billy Burnette announces he’s leaving Fleetwood Mac. He wants to concentrate on recording country music.
1993 – David Lee Roth is busted by police after allegedly buying marijuana in New York’s Washington Square Park.
1995 – Bob Seger becomes a dad again when his wife gives birth to his first daughter, Samantha Char.
2003 – Hole’s Courtney Love announces the title of her first solo album will be America’s Sweetheart.
2003 – Jerry Lee Lewis filed for divorce from his sixth wife, Kerrie McCarver Lewis. The 67-year-old singer married Kerrie in 1984 who was the president of Lewis Enterprises Inc. fan club.
2004 – Slipknot: A 21-year-old Central Michigan University student suffers a fatal heart attack during a Detroit concert by Iowan gore rockers Slipknot. The student’s mother says concert conditions were not to blame for his death.

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