Sunday, 19 April 2015

Today in rock history April 19th

Sunday April 19th
1942 – Born on this day, Alan Price, keyboards, The Animals,
1947 – Born on this day, Mark Volman, The Turtles,
1960 – Elvis Presley sets off to travel by train from Memphis to Hollywood to film GI Blues, having developed a fear of flying.
1965 – the film T.A.M.I. (Teen-Age Music International) Show featuring The Rolling Stones, Supremes Four Tops, James Brown, The Beach Boys and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles opened in London, England under the title Teenage Command Performance.
1967 – Jimi Hendrix, The Walker Brothers, Engelbert Humperdink and Cat Stevens, played two shows at The Odeon, Birmingham, England.
1968 – John Lennon, George Harrison and their wives left the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh, India two weeks before their study was complete. Ringo and Paul had already left
1980 – Brian Johnson 32 year old singer with Geordie joined AC/DC
1990 – On this weeks BBC- TV’s ‘French and Saunders’ show, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, Lemmy, Mark King (Level 42), and Gary Moore all appeared in a comedy courthouse sketch. The sketch ended with all the guitarists jamming together.
1993 – Saxophonist Steve Douglas dies of heart failure in Los Angeles during a recording session with Ry Cooder.
1995 – The Stone Roses played their first gig in five years when the appeared at The Rockerfella Club, Oslo, Norway.
2000 – Phil Collins won £250,000 in a high court case over royalties with two former members of his band. The judge ruled that they had been overpaid in error but because the two musicians had no other income they would not have to pay it back.
2001 – David Lee Roth reveals that he briefly reunited with Van Halen in July and wrote some “astonishing” music. They haven’t called back since.
2002 – The body of Layne Staley, singer of the grunge rock group Alice In Chains, is found by a relative in Staley’s north Seattle apartment. Staley had been missing for two weeks.
2003 – At their Montreal concert, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band are joined by Max Weinberg’s daughter Allie on keyboards.
2010 – SOUNDGARDEN: Audio Of Entire Seattle Reunion Show Posted Online
2012 - Levon Helm from The Band dies
2012 – Greg Ham, a member of the Australian band Men at Work whose saxophone and flute punctuated its smash 1980s hits, was found dead in his Melbourne home

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