Wednesday April 22nd
1950 – Peter Frampton is born in Beckenham, England.
1951 – Paul Carrack is born today in Sheffield, England.
1963 – Gene Vincent’s recording contract with Capitol expires. His last recording is a time remake of Be-Bop-A-Lula.
1965 – Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde LP released in the US.
1969 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney record “The Ballad of John and Yoko.”
1969 – John Lennon changes his middle name from Winston to Ono.
1969 In Dolton, England, the Who perform their rock opera Tommy live in its entirety for the first time.
1972 – Deep Purple: Machine Head UK LP is no. 1 chart topper this day in Rock History.
1974 – Tina Turner starts filming in the role of Acid Queen in the Who’s film “Tommy.”
– Johnny Thunders plays a surprise gig at London’s Speakeasy, backed
by a band featuring Sex Pistols Paul Cook and Steve Jones.
Rolling Stones perform two benefit concerts for the blind in Toronto to
fulfill terms of Keith Richard’s sentence for heroin trafficking.
1998 – It is announced that Slash/Reprise act Faith No More has decided to break up.
1999 – Marilyn Manson releases a statement on the Columbine High School shootings.
– It’s reported that U.S. Marines are blasting ‘s “Shoot to Thrill” at
high volumes to drive Muslim insurgents from their homes in Iraq.
2004 – Metallica quashes an Internet rumor that James Hetfield committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills.
2007 – Avril Lavigne went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her third album ‘The Best Damn Thing’, also a No.1 on the US chart.
2008 – WHITESNAKE‘s new album, “Good To Be Bad”, was released