Friday, 8 May 2015

Today in rock history 9th May


Saturday May 9th
1944 – Richie Furay of Buffalo Springfield and Poco is born in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
1945 – Born on this day, Steve Katz, guitar, vocals, Blood Sweat & Tears,
1949 – Billy Joel is born in Hicksville, Long Island, N.Y.
1950 – Born on this day, Tom Petersson, bass, vocals, Cheap Trick,
1963 – Paul McCartney meets Jane Asher after Beatles’ Albert Hall gig.
1965 – during a UK tour Bob Dylan played the first of two sold out nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
1969 – Beatles guitarist George Harrison’s experimental album Electronic Sounds was released on Zapple records.
1970 – Guess Who: American Woman US 45 is no. 1 chart topper.
1973 – Mick Jagger makes official donation of $350,000 to aid victims of Nicaraguan earthquake, adding £150,000 of his own money to the receipts of Stones benefit concert at La Forum.
1974 – Bruce Springsteen’s performance at Boston’s Harvard Square Theatre prompts Jon Landau to say: ‘I have seen the future of rock and roll and his name is Bruce Springsteen.’
1975 – Born on this day, Ryan ‘Nik’ Vikedal, drums, Nickelback,
1980 – Supertramp’s ‘The Logical Song’ won Best Song Musically and Lyrically at the 25th Ivor Novello Awards held in London.
1987 – Starship: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now UK 45 is no. 1 chart topper!
1991 – Bill Wyman divorces his rather young bride, Mandy Smith.
1992 – Bruce Springsteen made his North American network television debut on Saturday Night Live.
1998 – Puff Daddy and Jimmy Page are musical guests on “Saturday Night Live.” The two perform their collaboration “Come To Me,” which borrows heavily from Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.”
1998 – The Beatles and Yoko Ono win their suit against a label that was going to release a live album of the group performing at Hamburg’s Star Club in the early ’60s.
2004 – The No. 1 album is Guns N’ Roses’ Greatest Hits.

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