Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Today in rock history 27th May

Thursday May 28th
1910 – Born on this day, T- Bone Walker, US blues guitarist,
1917 – Born on this day, Papa John Creech – violinist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna
1945 – John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival is born in Berkeley, Calif.
1949 – Born on this day, Wendy O. Williams – singer with The Plasmatics,
1964 – The BBC received over 8,000 postal applications for tickets for The Rolling Stones appearance on Juke Box Dury.
1969 – Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull were arrested at their London home and charged with possession of cannabis, They were released on £50 ($85) bail.
1977 – Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers played together for the first time when they performed as part of Mike Howletts band, Strontium 90 at the Circus Hippodroms, Paris.
1977 – appearing at the Oakland-Alameda County Stadium in California; Heart, Steve Miller, The Eagles and Foreigner.
1982 – Promoter Bill Graham staged a special Vietnam Veterans benefit concert in San Francisco starring The Jefferson Starship, The Grateful Dead and Country Joe.
1983 – the four day US Festival ’83’ took place in California, featuring The Clash, U2, David Bowie, The Pretenders, Van Halen, Stray Cats, Men At Work, Judas Priest, Stevie Nicks and Ozzy Osbourne. Over 750,000 fans attended the festival.
1988 – Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler married second wife Teresa Barrick in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1995 – Hootie & the Blowfish started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album charts with ‘Cracked Rear View’.
2003 – Paul McCartney announces that he and his wife Heather Mills are expecting their first child later in the year.
2004 – The Vines (“Get Free”) bassist Patrick Matthews walks out on the band halfway through the middle of the first song during a gig in Sydney, Australia.
2007 – The Police kicked off their 152 show Reunion Tour at General Motors Place in Vancouver, Canada in front of 22,000 fans.
2012 – “Yellow Submarine” the animated Beatles movie was restored re-released today

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