Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Today in rock history April 2nd

Thursday April 2nd
1941 – Leon Russell is born in Lawton
1946 – Born today, Kurt Winter, Guess Who,
1952 – Born on this day, Leon Wilkeson, bass, Lynyrd Skynyrd,
1953 – Born on this day, David Robinson, The Cars
1964 – Beatles: Can’t Buy Me Love UK 45 is no. 1 chart topper
1965 – The Who made their first radio appearance on the UK BBC’s ‘Joe Loss Pop Show.’
1967 – The Beatles finish recording the album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” The album tops Chart Toppers’s pop album chart for 15 weeks, longer than any Beatles album.
1967 – Steve Winwood leaves the Spencer Davis Group to form his own band, Traffic.
1967 – Born on this day, Greg Camp, Smash Mouth,
1968 – Jimi Hendrix appeared at the Paul Suave Arena, Montreal, Canada.
1970 – John Lennon: The London Magistrate’s Court is in session to determine whether any of John Lennon’s erotic lithographs are in fact indecent.
1971 – Janis Joplin was at No.1 on the US album charts with ‘Pearl.’
1977 – Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Rumours.’
1983 – U2’s War hits US LP chart.
1983 – Pink Floyd scored their third UK No.1 album with ‘The Final Cut.’
1990 – Eric Clapton was fined £300 with £10 costs by Walton-on- Thames Magistrates court, after being booked for speeding at 105mph; Clapton was also banned from driving for three months.
1990 – Nirvana went into Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin and started work on demo versions of ‘In Bloom’, ‘Dive’, ‘Lithium’, ‘Pay To Play’, ‘Imodium’, ‘Sappy’ and ‘Polly’ with Butch Vig producing.
1993 – A London newspaper reports that Rolling Stone bassist Bill Wyman’s son is engaged to Patsy Smith. The 46-year-old Smith is the mother of Wyman’s ex-wife Mandy.
1998 – Metallica kicked off their 61-date ‘Poor Re-Touring Me Tour’ at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in Newcastle, Australia.
1999 – The Black Crowes played a concert in Knoxville, Tennessee. Joshua Harmon, a teenager sitting in the second row sued the band, a year later for $5,000 claiming significant hearing loss.

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