Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Today in rock history 30th June

Tuesday 30th June
1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen is born in Stockholm Sweden
1973 – George Harrison knocked Paul McCartney from the top of the US singles chart with ‘Give Me Love, Give Me Peace On Earth’. His second US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK.
1974 – Gregg Allman marries Cher four days after her divorce from Sonny Bono. After nine days, Cher announces she wants another divorce.
1985 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Sussudio,” Phil Collins.
1990 – Pink Floyd headline at the Knebworth Festival in England.
1994 – Virgin Records rushes the Rolling Stones’ Voodoo Lounge into stores early after the album is played on the radio.
1996 – Neil Young premieres his album, “Broken Arrow” via the Internet. The album is slated for release on July 2, two days after its technologically advanced premiere.
1999 – Eric Clapton performs a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for his Crossroads rehab center in Antigua. His guests include Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, and Bob Dylan.
2000 – Michael “Cub” Koda, the Brownsville Station boss behind their 1973 No. 3 hit “Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room,” dies. He was suffering from kidney disease.
2004 – Kinks founder member Dave Davies was left paralysed on the right-hand side of his body after suffering a stroke.
2004 – David Bowie cancels the remainder of his Reality tour after suffering a pinched nerve in his shoulder.
2006 – Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett dies aged 60.
2013 – Lou Reed was rushed to a Long Island hospital .Reed, who recently received a liver transplant, reportedly had been sick to his stomach a number of times and there were concerns that his body might be rejecting the new organ

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Today in rock history 29th June

Monday 29th June
1948 – Drummer Ian Paice of Deep Purple is born in Nottingham,
1953 – Don Dokken is born
1956 – In a step back for rock, Elvis Presley appears on Steve Allen’s TV show to sing “Hound Dog” to an actual basset hound.
1957 – Buddy Holly records “Peggy Sue.
1964 – touring Australia The Beatles played two shows at the Festival Hall, Brisbane. Over 8,000 fans had waited until after midnight to greet the group as they landed at Brisbane Airport.
1967 – Two days after Mick Jagger is found guilty of drug possession and jailed, Keith Richards goes on trial for similar charges stemming from a February raid on his home.
1968 – Pink Floyd release A Saucerful of Secrets.
1969 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience play their last concert together at the Denver Pop Festival in Mile High Stadium.
1973 – Ian Gillan leaves Deep Purple after a show in Japan.
1974 – There’s a change in the lineup of future Canadian prog superstars Rush as Neil Peart replaces John Rustey on the drum stool
1975 – Tim Buckley dies of a heart attack at the age of 28.
1978 – Peter Frampton suffers a broken arm and cracked ribs in an auto wreck in the Bahamas.
1979 – Born on this day, Tim McCord, bass, Evanescence,
1985 – John Lennon’s 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine, with psychedelic paintwork, sold for a record sum of $3,006,385, (£1,768,462) at a Sotheby’s auction in New York.
1991 – Skid Row’s “Slave to the Grind” debuts at No. 1 on Chart Toppers’s pop album chart.
1993 – Aerosmith release their much-loved single “Cryin’.”
1996 – Record producer George Martin received a Knighthood,
2000 – Vandals pull Ronnie Van Zant’s casket out of the Lynyrd Skynyrd mausoleum, but are unable to open it. Steve Gaines’ ashes are also spilled during the rampage.
2000 – Rolling Stone Ron Wood checks into a rehab center to treat alcohol addiction. It’s believed Wood is hoping to dry out in time for a Rolling Stones world tour.
2004 – Courtney Love was reprimanded by Los Angeles Judge Melissa Jackson for turning up five hours late to a hearing.

Today in rock history 28th June

Sunday 28th June
1964 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “I Get Around,” The Beach Boys.
1977 – Elton John achieved a life long ambition when he became the Chairman of Watford Football Club.
1978 – The Clash supported by The Specials appeared at Friars, Aylesbury, England.
1980 – Roxy Music scored their second UK No.1 album with ‘Flesh And Blood’.
1983 – David Bowie appeared at The Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, on his Serious Moonlight tour.
1990 – over 200 women filed court actions against Chuck Berry after it was alleged that he had been secretly filming them in the toilets of the restaurant he owned.
1991 – “Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio” debuts at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral. McCartney co-writes the 90-minute work with American-born composer Carl Davis to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Liverpool’s Royal Philharmonic.
1993 – The Manic Street Preachers played a sold out gig at the Marquee Club, London.
1996 – Def Leppard kicked off the North American leg of their 133-date Slang world tour at The Blossom Music Centre, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
1997 – Radiohead went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their third album ‘OK Computer’.
1997 – the classic Pink Floyd album ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ spent its 1056th week on the US album chart.
2000 – Chris Cornell, former lead singer of Seattle’s Soundgarden, and his wife, artist manager Susan Silver, become parents of a baby daughter when Lillian Jean is born.
2001 – Phish and the Grateful Dead are the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards, held at New York’s Roseland Ballroom.
2007 – The Spice Girls confirmed they would reform for a world tour

Friday, 26 June 2015

Tody in rock history 27th June

Saturday 27th June
1970 – The English band Smile decide to change their name to Queen.
1970 – Pink Floyd perform “Atom Heart Mother” live for the first time at the Bath Festival
1970 – Led Zeppelin, The Byrds and Jefferson Airplane all appeared at The Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music in Bath, England, tickets £1.10s.
1971 – The Fillmore East concert hall in New York City closes with performances by J. Geils Band, Beach Boys, Allman Brothers and Mountain.
1976 – After much legal wrangling, John Lennon finally receives his green card. He’s now an American citizen.
1978 – Kansas becomes the first group chosen as UNICEF’s deputy ambassadors of goodwill.
1980 – John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin collapsed on stage during a gig in Nuremberg, West Germany.
1989 – The Who perform their rock opera Tommy at Radio City Music Hall in New York to benefit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a children’s charity.
1991 – Carlos Santana is arrested in Houston on charges of marijuana possession.
1993 – In concert, Don Henley dedicates his cover of “It’s Not Easy Being Green” to President Clinton.
1994 – Aerosmith became the first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet.
1995 – Godfather of grunge Neil Young and godchildren of grunge Pearl Jam release their collaborative album Mirror Ball. It peaks at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.
2000 – Canadian punk brats Sum 41 release their debut album Half Hour of Power on Big Rig Records.
2002 – One day before the scheduled first show of The Who’s 2002 US tour, bass player John Entwistle, died aged 57 in his hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Entwistle had gone to bed that night with a stripper, who woke at 10am to find Entwistle cold
2004, Beastie Boys were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘To The 5 Boroughs.’
2006 – Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose is arrested in after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg outside his hotel.

Today in rock history 26th June

Friday 26th June
1942 – Larry Taylor, bassist with Canned Heat, is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1955 – The Clash’s Mick Jones is born in London
1963 – Lennon and McCartney write “She Loves You” in a hotel room in Newcastle, England.
1964 – Moody Blues  is formed by Mike Pinder!
1966 – The Rolling Stones play San Francisco’s Cow Palace, with Jefferson Airplane and Sopwith Camel opening.
1967 – At the height of the “Summer of Love,” the Mothers of Invention release ‘Absolutely Free,’ a dark-themed album from the anti-establishment mind of bandleader Frank Zappa.
1970 – Guess Who: American Woman US 45 is no. 1 chart topper.
1973 – Police raid Keith Richards’ home in Cheyne Walk, London. They discover guns, ammunition, Mandrax, and Chinese heroin. The Rolling Stones guitarist is arrested with his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg.
1973 – Singer Marsha Hunt files a paternity suit against Mick Jagger, claiming he is the father of her 2-year-old daughter. She later loses the case.
1975 – Bob Dylan officially releases the long-bootlegged Basement Tapes.
1977 – Eagles: Hotel California US LP is no. 1 chart topper
1980 – The Rolling Stones release Emotional Rescue and hold a party at New York’s Danceteria.
2003 – Rock behemoths Deep Purple are deluged with emails after announcing their new album will be called Bananas. Fans are irate over the ridiculous name.
2004 – UK prog rockers Muse play the biggest show of their careers when they headline the Sunday night at Glastonbury Festival.
2005 – Nine Inch Nails close the Coachella Festival in California
2008 – Total Guitar magazine voted Celine Dion’s rendition of the AC/DC track ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ as the world’s worst cover version ever,

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Today in rock history 25th June

Thursday 25th June
1946 – Ian McDonald of Foreigner is born in London.
1954 – David Paich of Toto is born.
1966 – The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Love, Captain Beefheart, The Lovin Spoonful and Percy Sledge all appeared at The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California.
1967 – during a north American tour The Jimi Hendrix Experience gave a free afternoon concert in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. They then played another two shows that evening at the Fillmore West.
1967 – The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” is recorded live during a British TV broadcast.
1969 – Guitarist Mick Taylor makes his performance debut with the Rolling Stones in Rome.
1983 – The Police scored their fourth UK No.1 album with ‘Synchronicity’,
1988 – Hillel Slovak original guitarist and founding member of The Red Hot Chili Peppers died from a heroin overdose shortly after the band returned from a European tour.
1988 – Van Halen started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘OU812′.
1993 – the first of the three day Glastonbury Festival in England featured Suede, Belly, Lemonheads, The Orb, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Crowes, Lenny Kravitz, Verve, Porno For Pyros and Teenage Fan Club. Tickets cost £58 ($98.60) for the three days.
1994 – Stone Temple Pilots started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Purple’.
1995 – Pink Floyd were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Pulse’ the bands fifth US No.1.
1995 – Pearl Jam cancels their current tour, citing their ongoing war with Ticketmaster as the reason.
2005 – tickets for a forthcoming Rolling Stones gig at the Hollywood Bowl were set to become the most expensive in rock ‘n’ roll history. Fans would have to pay up to £249 for a seat – £2 per minute to watch the Stones.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Timesweep 27th June

Timesweep 27th June
Part 1
1. Huey Lewis & The News - Back in time
2. Steeley Dan - Reelin' in the years
3. Bryan Adams - Summer of '69
4. Steve Miller Band - Space cowboy
5. Jethro Tull - Living in the past
6. The Kinks - Lola
Part 2
1. Free - All right now
2. Derek & The Dominoes - Layla
3. Deep Purplec - Black night
4. George Harrison - What is life
5. Stephen Stills - Love the one you're with
Part 3
1. Fleetwood Mac - The chain
2. Jeff Beck - Beck's bolero
3. Colin Blunstone - Say you don't mind
4. Foreigner - Urgent
Part 4
1. Toto - Hold the line
2. Canned Heat - Let's work together
3. The Clash - London's calling
4. Deep Purple - Burn
Part 5
1. The Rolling Stones - Tumbling dice
2. Neil Young - Heart of gold
3. David Bowie - Starman
4. Alice Cooper - SAchool's out
Part 6
1. Supertramp - Take the long way home
2. Richard Marx - Satisfied
3. The Police - Synchronicity 2
Part 7
1. The Moody Blues - The voice
2. Queen - Seven seas of Rhye
3. The Who - Heaven and hell
4. Deep Purple - Space trucking
Part 8
1. Pink Floyd - See Emily play
2. Jethro Tull - Too old to rock and roll
3. Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Davy's on the road again
Part 9
1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
2. Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy train
3. Napoleon 16th - They're coming to take me away
4. Aerosmith - Crazy
Part 10
1. Heart - Crazy on you
2. The Who - 5.15
3. The Rolling Stones - 19th nervous breakdown
4. The Doors - Love her madly
Part 11
1. Green Day - Basket case
2. Queen - I'm going slightly mad
3. Pink Floyd - Brain damage
4. The Eagles - Hotel California

Brit Rock 27th June

Brit Rock 27th June
1. The Who - Won't get fooled again
2. Hawkwind - Silver machine
3. The Cure - Lullaby
4. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the silence
5. The Cult - She sells sanctuary
6. Joseph Bridge - Phyllis the parking meter lady
7. The Kinks - Autumn almanac
8. Steve Miller Band - Rockin' me
9. Foo Fighters - Something from nothing
10. Joseph Bridge - Ricky the mouse
11. Don Johnson - Heartbeat
12. Status Quo - Dear John
13. Survivor - Eye of the tiger
14. Judas Priest - You've got another thing coming
15. Billy Idol - White wedding
16. Quuen - Las pralabras da amor
17. George Thoroughgood - Bad to the bone
18. Peter Gabriel - Shock the monkey
19. Fleetwood Mac - Oh Diane
20. Asia - Only time will tell
21. Iron Maiden - 22 Acacia Avenue
22. Jackson Browne - Somebody's baby
23. Don Henley - Dirty laundry
Hour three is simply great songs
1. The Who - See me, feel me
2. Rush - The spirit of radio
3. Van Halen - Hot for teacher
4. Asia - Heat of the moment
5. Motley Crue - Too fast for love
6. ACDC - You shook me all night long
7. Judas Priest - Living after midnight
8. Extreme - Hole hearted
9. Whitesnake - Here I go again
10. Harry Chapin - Cats in the cradle
11. Foreigner - Juke box hero
12. Journey - Don't stop believing
13. Chicago - Baby what a big surprise
14. Pink Floyd - Another brick in the wall

Today in rock history 24th June

Today in rock history
Wednesday 24th June
1942 – Drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac is born in London.
1944 – Jeff Beck is born in Surrey,
1945 – Vocalist Colin Blunstone of the Zombies is born in Hatfield,
1965 – A Spaniard in the Works, John Lennon’s follow-up to In His Own Write, is published in England
1978 – Genesis, Jefferson Starship, Jeff Beck, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Devo, Brand X and The Atlanta Rhythm Section all appeared at Knebworth Park, tickets cost £6 ($10).
1984 – In Dortmund, Germany, Yes are joined onstage by Jimmy Page, who joins in on a rendition of the Beatles’ “I’m Down.”
1989 – Paul McCartney scored his seventh UK No.1 solo album with ‘Flowers In The Dirt’, featuring the single ‘My Brave Face’.
1989 – Richard Marx scored his second US No.1 single with ‘Satisfied’, a No.52 hit in the UK.
1992 – Billy Joel receives his high school diploma from Hicksville High School on Long Island, N.Y.
1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre
2001 – Blink 182 scored their second US No.1 album
2004 – a Fender Stratocaster that Eric Clapton nicknamed “Blackie” sold at a Christie’s auction for $959,500 (£564,412) in New York, making it the most expensive guitar in the world. The proceeds of the sale went towards Clapton’s Crossroads addiction clinic, which he founded in 1998.
2007 – The White Stripes went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Icky Thump’ the duo’s sixth studio album.
2010 The Associated Press recently conducted an interview with legendary heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Today in rock history 23rd June

Tuesday 23rd June
1940 – Stuart Sutcliffe, the fifth Beatle and one of the world’s worst bass players, is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1965 – The Yardbirds appeared at The City Hall, Salisbury, England, admission 10 shillings, ($1.40).
1966 – The Beatles had their tenth consecutive UK No.1 single with ‘Paperback Writer’.
1966 – The Beatles fly to Germany, where they will begin their last world tour. The Rolling Stones depart London the same day to begin a tour of America
1967 – John Entwistle bass player from The Who married Alison Wise.
1973 – George Harrison started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Living In The Material World’, his second US No.1.
1975 – Jefferson Starship release Red Octopus.
1975 – Alice Cooper falls from stage at a Vancouver, British Columbia, concert, breaking six ribs.
1976 – Paul McCartney and Wings played the last date on their Wings Over America tour at the Forum in Los Angeles.
1977 – A very inebriated Keith Moon joins Led Zeppelin onstage in Los Angeles. He belts seven shades of sh*t out of a tympani on “Moby Dick” and “Rock and Roll,” then proceeds to call John Bonham the best living rock drummer in the world today.
1979 – The No. 1 album in the U.S. is Supertramp’s Breakfast in America.
1979 – The Knack release “My Sharona.
1981 – Guitarist Robert Fripp re-forms King Crimson
1984 – Van Halen release the all-time driving classic “Panama.”
1994 – A daughter, Francesca is born in Tarzana, Calif., to Gilby and Daniella Clarke. Gilby Clarke is the guitarist for Guns ‘N Roses.
1996 – Bryan Adams went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ’18-Till I Die’. Metallica went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Load’.
2000 – Neil Young is honored in Toronto with a star on the Canada Walk Of Fame.
2004 – A statement appears on Dave Navarro’s Web site claiming Jane’s Addiction have split for good.
2004 – Bob Dylan was awarded an honorary degree by the University of St. Andrews Scotland’s oldest University and made a “Doctor of Music.”

Monday, 22 June 2015

Today in rock history 22nd June

Monday 22nd June
1947 – Howard Kaylan (Howard Kaplan) of the Turtles is born in New York City.
1948 – Todd Rundgren is born in Upper Darby, Pa.
1959 – Chuck Berry enters US chart with Back in the USA.
1961 – At a recording session in Hamburg, the Beatles lay down “Ain’t She Sweet,” “Cry for a Shadow,” “When the Saints Go Marching In,” “Why,” “Nobody’s Child,” and “My Bonnie.”
1975 – At New York’s Madison Square Garden, Eric Clapton joins the Rolling Stones onstage to jam on “Sympathy for the Devil.”
1979 – Mick Taylor (who once referred to himself as ‘The only person to quit the Rolling Stones and live’!) releases first solo LP.
1981 – Mark Chapman pleads guilty to the murder of John Lennon and is sentenced to 20 years in jail.
1991 – Jimi Hendrix’s lyrics to “Room Full of Mirrors” sell for $35,200 at a New York auction.
1992 – Tom Jones is joined during his performance at London’s Town & Country Club by Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour.
1993 – Ozzy Osbourne changes his mind yet again about retirement and says he will reunite with Black Sabbath for a tour.
1995 – R.E.M. perform “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” with Dan Rather at a sound check in New York.
1998 – Sir Paul McCartney personally chose and arranged the 45,000 flowers that decorate Manhattan’s Riverside Church where the friends and family of Linda McCartney gather to say a candlelit good-bye to the wife of the former Beatle.
2005 – Coldplay’s X&Y stays atop the American album chart for a second week. Foo Fighters debut at No. 2 with their double album In Your Honor.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Today in rock history 21st June

Sunday 21st June
1951 – Nils Lofgren is born in Chicago.
1955 – Johnny Cash’s first single, “Cry Cry Cry,” is released.
1988 – Pink Floyd perform at Versailles, France, a concert that is later released as the “Delicate Sound of Thunder” video.
1990 – It’s Little Richard Day in Los Angeles as the rock ‘n’ roll pianist is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1993 – The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear an appeal from John Fogerty. He’s hoping to recoup legal fees from a copyright battle with the other members of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
1997 – Arthur Prysock, a two-time Grammy-nominated rhythm and blues singer known for his deep, sultry voice on songs like “Teach Me Tonight,” dies at the age of 74.
1998 – Charlie Daniels wins the Harry Hap Peebles Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the International Entertainment Buyers Association at the organization’s annual conference in Nashville.
2000 – 39 year-old Karen McNeil who claimed she was the wife of Axl Rose and that she communicated with him telepathically was jailed for one year for stalking the singer.
2001 – Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, dies of natural causes at his home in Los Altos, Calif.
2002 – New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce Springsteen’s forthcoming album “The Rising” only to be immediately served with a cease and desist order from the Boss’ label, Columbia. The track was due to make its authorized debut a few days later via the AOL Music First Listen program.
2003 – Kicking off their first world tour in four years in Holland, R.E.M. debut new songs “Bad Day” and “In Time.”
2003 – U2 and The Corrs perform at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics, held in Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland.
2005 – Drummer Mike Chiplin leaves UK metallers Lostprophets to “pursue other musical opportunities”.
2005 – Billy Corgan takes out full-page advertisements in two newspapers announcing that he wants to reform the Smashing Pumpkins. “I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams,” he says.
2008 – Disturbed were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Indestructible’ the bands third consecutive US No.1.

Today in rock history 20th June

Saturday 20th June
1942 – Brian Wilson is born in Ingleside, Calif.
1955 – Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony is born in Chicago
1964 – John Lennon is described as “in a pathetic state of near illiteracy” by one book critic after the publication of In His Own Write.
1964 – touring Australia The Beatles played a third night at Sydney Stadium in Sydney.
1967 – Jimi Hendrix and the Jefferson Airplane perform at San Francisco’s Fillmore.
1969 – Young David Bowie signs with Mercury Records. The label has to wait three years for him to produce a successful follow-up to “Space Oddity.”
1969 – Jimi Hendrix plays the Newport Jazz Festival for a whopping $125,000. At the time it’s the largest fee ever for a concert appearance.
1974 – Van Morrison, The Allman Brothers, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Tim Buckley, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band and The Doobie Brothers all appeared at Knebworth Park, Stevenage, England.
1980 – Billy Joel goes to No. 1 with “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me.” It’s his first chart-topper.
1980 – during a UK tour Fleetwood Mac played the first of six sold-out nights at Wembley Arena, London, England.
1987 – Boston appear at the 10th annual Texas Jam for their first live performance in eight years.
1987 – Aerosmith appeared at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, the first night on their Permanent Vacation 147 date world tour.
1994 – It’s reported that Paul, George, and Ringo are working on a new song for inclusion in the Anthology boxed set.
1994 – The Rolling Stones begin rehearsing in Toronto for their Voodoo Lounge live extravaganza.
1998 – Black Sabbath, Foo Fighters, Korn, Pantera, Soulfly, Slayer, Fear Factory, Coal Chamber, Life of Agony, Limp Bizkit, Entombed, Human Waste Project, Neurosis, and Pitchshifter all appeared at Ozzfest, Milton Keynes Bowl, England.
2004 – In St. Petersburg’s Palace Square, Paul Mccartney plays his 3000 gig since first performing with the Quarrymen. 50,000 Russians turn out to see the ex-Beatle, who predictably plays “Back in the USSR.”

Friday, 19 June 2015

Timesweep 20th June

Timesweep 20th June
Part 1
1. Guns 'N' Roses - Sweet child of mine
2. Crosby Stills & Nash - Teach your children
3. Pearl Jam - Daughter
4. Kansas - Carry on wayward son
5. Pink Floyd - Mother

Part 2
1. The Kinks - You really got me
2. The Rolling Stones - It's all over now
3. Nashville Teens - Tobacco road
4. The Beatles - I saw her standing there
5. Them - Baby please don't go
6. The Zombies - She's not there
7. Bob Dylan - The times are a changing

Part 3
1. Motley Crue - Shout at the devil
2. Iron Maiden - The number of the beast
3. Charlie Daniels Band - The devil went down to Georgia
4. Van Halen - Running with the devil

Part 4
1. Suzi Quatro - Can the can
2. Rolling Stones - Come on
3. Jimi Hendrix - The wind cries Mary
4. The Kinks - All day and all of the night

Part 5
1. Genesis - Invisible touch
2. Aerosmith - Jude looks like a lady
3. Guns 'N' Roses - Live and let die
4. REM - What's the frequency Kenneth?

Part 6
1. Kiss - Cold gin
2. Oasis - Cigarettes and alcohol
3. George Thoroughgood - One bourbon, one scotch one beer
4. John Lee Hooker - Whiskey and women

Part 7
1. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
2. The Beatles - Come together
3. Led Zeppelin - Since I've been lovin' you

Part 8
1. Cheap Trick - I want you to want me
2. Journey - Loving touching squeezing
3. The Eagles - Heartache tonight

Part 9
1. Santana - Oye coma va
2. Mike & The Mechanics - All I need is a miracle
3. Paul McCartney - Ballroom dancing
4. Heart - Never

Part 10
1. ACDC - Who made who
2. Beach Boys - Heroes and villians
3. Van Halen - Panama
4. Neil Young - Transformer man

Part 11
1. The Turtles - Happy together
2. Todd Rungdren - I saw the light
3. Glen Frey - Part of me, part of you
4. Bruce Sprigsteen - my hometown
5. Tom Petty - Yer so bad

Today in rock history 19th June

Friday 19th June
1932 – Progressive sax sideman Mel Collins (Alexis Korner, King Crimson, Rolling Stones) is born in England.
1950 – Ann Wilson of Heart is born in San Diego
1963 – Drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio) is born.
1965 – The Kinks and the Moody Blues both play their first American date at New York’s Academy of Music.
1965 – The Rolling Stones score their first #1 on the American charts with “Satisfaction”.
1966 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Paperback Writer,” The Beatles.
1967 – Paul McCartney tells a British television audience that he has taken LSD. It had worn off by the time he got around to recording “Silly Love Songs.”
1971 – Almost exactly a year to the day after the appearance of ‘Gasoline Alley’, Rod Stewart releases his self-produced masterpiece, ‘Every Picture Tells a Story.’ It tops the Billboard album chart for four weeks.
1973 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Tim Curry, opens at a London theater,. Also, making his first time ever appearance is Meatloaf.
1977 – Led Zeppelin play a one-off show in San Diego between six gigs in New York and six gigs in Los Angeles. Jimmy Page is apparently so out of it from his heroin habit that he has to be physically carried onto the plane to California.
1982 – Asia live up to their “supergroup” tag when their self-titled debut tops the albums chart.
1982 – Rainbow hits #40 with “Stone Cold”
1984 – Tickets for Bruce Springsteen’s 10-night stand at New Jersey’s Meadowlands go on sale. Twenty-four hours later, 202,000 tickets have been snatched up.
1986 – Genesis hits #3 in the US with ‘Invisible Touch’
1988 – Anthrax’s Danny Spitz marries fiancee Valerie.
2000 –  There’s a new addition to Bob Dylan’s group today in Portland, Ore. It’s Professor Patrick Ladd, who signs Dylan’s lyrics for the benefit of the hard of hearing.
2005 – Coldplay’s X&Y stays atop the U.K. album charts.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Brit Rock 20th June

Brit Rock 20th June
1.   The Osmonds - Crazy horses
2.   The Outlaws - Green grass and high tides
3.   Avril Lavigne - Don't tell me
4.   Queen - Don't stop me now
5.   Blink 182 - I miss you
6.   Joseph Bridge - Brenda and the Breadheads
7.   They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse in your soul
8.   Christopher Lee - I Don Quiote
9.   Christopher Lee - The toredor march
10. Christopher Lee - The bloody verdict of Verden
11. Nightwish - The phantom of the opera
12. Carl Anderson - Heaven on their minds
13. Led Zeppelin - Kahmir
14. Rainbow - 16th century greensleeves
15. Deep Purple - Burn
16. Elton John - Pinball wizard
17. Doobie Bros - Take me in your arms
18. Smokie - Don't play your rock and roll to me
19. Bad Company - Shooting star
20. David Bowie - Fame
21. Bruce Springsteen - Thunder road
22. Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
23. Bachman Turner Overdrive - You ain't seen nothing yet

It's an hour of Irish rock for hour three
1.   The Pogues - Dirty old town
2.   Thin Lizzy - Waiting for an alibi
3.   Gary Moore - over the hills and far away
4.   Chris DeBurgh - In a country churchyard
5.   Cranberries - Zombie
6.   The Undertones - Teenage kicks
7.   The Mama's Boys - Runaway dreams
8.   Van Morrison - In the days before rock and roll
9.   U2 - All I want is you
10. Rory Gallagher - Tattoo
11. Gary Moore - Parrisien walkways
12. The Saw Doctors - I use ta lover

Today in rock history 18th June

Thursday June 18th
1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England.
1959 – R&B legend Fats Domino records “I Want to Walk You Home” in New Orleans.
1967 – After an argument between Jimi Hendrix and the Who over who’s going to close the Monterey festival, Hendrix plays an incendiary set that sees him light his guitar on fire.
1968 – London’s National Theatre premieres In His Own Write, an adaptation of the writings of John Lennon.
1977 – Boston earned their third top 40 single in the U.S. when “Peace of Mind” peaked at number 38
1977 – The No. 1 album in the U.K. is The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl, a live album created by splicing together two performances at the venue from 1964 and 1965.
1977 – Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook are stabbed by a gang who, safe to say, are not Sex Pistols fans.
1977 – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers supported by The Boomtown Rats appeared at Friars, Aylesbury, England.
1977 – Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Dreams’, the groups first and only US No.1, it made No.24 in the UK.
1984 – At New York’s Madison Square Garden, nutty Judas Priest fans tear up hundreds of seats as their idol performs.
1987 – A concertgoer sues Motley Crue, claiming that she went deaf because their PA was turned up too loud.
1994 – The Beastie Boys entered the US album chart at No.1 with ‘III Communication’.
1996 – Beck’s fourth full-length album, “Odelay,” is released.
1997 – during a North American tour U2 played the first of two nights at Oakland Coliseum, San Francisco supported by Oasis.
1998 – Heart featuring Ann Wilson embarks on a U.S. in Chicago. Other tour stops include Detroit and Los Angeles.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Today in rock history 17th June

Wednesday June 17th
1930 – Born on this day, Cliff Gallup, guitarist, Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps,
1947 – Born on this day, Greg Rolie, Santana
1947 – Born on this day, Paul Young, singer, Sad Cafe,
1955 – Tom Parker took over the management of Elvis Presley
1963 – The Rolling Stones released their first UK single, ‘Come On’, it peaked at No.21 on the UK chart.
1965 – working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles completed work on the new Paul McCartney song ‘Yesterday’ with the overdubbing of an additional vocal track by McCartney and a string quartet.
1966, Guitarist Peter Green joined John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers on this day in rock!
1972 – The Rolling Stones album ‘Exile On Main Street’ started a four-week run at the top of the US charts, (also No.1 in the UK).
1980, Van Halen kicked off a 6-date UK tour at Newcastle City Hall on this day in rock history!
1972 – Paul McCartney releases “Mary Had a Little Lamb.
1980, Van Halen kicked off a 6-date UK tour at Newcastle City Hall on this day in rock history!
1991 – For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (Van Halen) is released
1995 – Rod Stewart sets an attendance record for Wembley Stadium with a concert crowd of 90,000. The 1985 Live Aid concert drew 72,000.
1999 – A teenage girl was crushed to death during a gig by Hole at the Hultsfred Festival, Sweden.
2005 – Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, dies at his home. He was 41.
2007 – The Traveling Wilburys went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Collection.’ 

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Today in rock history 16th June

Tuesday June 16th
1954 – Born on this day, Gerry Roberts, guitar, The Boomtown Rats,
1966 – John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (featuring guitarist Eric Clapton), appeared at The Marquee Club, London, England.
1967 – Canned Heat performs at the Monterey (Calif.) Pop Festival, leading to a contract with Liberty Records.
1969 – Free appeared at Friars, Aylesbury, England
1973 – Suzi Quatro had her first UK No.1 single with the Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman song ‘Can The Can’.
1979 – The Electric Light Orchestra started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Discovery’ their first No.1 LP,
1982 – Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott dies following a period of cocaine and heroin addiction.
1982 – Donny Vanzant of 38 Special was arrested on stage in Tulsa, Oklahoma, (a dry town) for drinking alcohol in a public place.
1985 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Heaven,” Bryan Adams.
1989 – the first day of the UK three day Glastonbury Festival took place featuring Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Throwing Muses, Pixies, All About Eve, Hot House Flowers, The Waterboys, Suzanne Vega and Fairground Attraction. Tickets cost £28 ($48).
1994 – Kristen Pfaff is found dead in her bathtub with syringes and other suspected drug paraphernalia nearby. The 26-year-old was the bass player for Hole, the band of Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love.
1996 – Metallica went to No.1 on the UK album charts with their album ‘Load’.
1996 – Rage Against The Machine, Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins, Fugees, Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Lee Hooker, Beck, Sonic Youth, Yoko Ono, De La Soul and Richie Havens all appeared at the two-day Tibetan Freedom Concert, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco: A sell-out crowd of over 100,000 made it the largest US benefit concert
1999 – Screaming Lord Sutch was found dead after hanging himself. The singer turned politician was 58
2004 – Velvet Revolver, the rock group made up of Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland and ex-members of Guns N’ Roses, top the U.S. album charts with their debut, Contraband.
2006 – Deep Purple perform a concert to inspire the Croatian soccer squad after their 1-0 defeat to Brazil in the World Cup.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Today in rock history 15th June

Monday June 15th
1941 – Singer Nilsson (Harry Edward Nelson III) is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1943 – Muff Winwood of The Spencer Davis Group is born
1949 – Russell Hitchcock of Air Supply is born in Melbourne, Australia.
1951 – Born on this day, Steve Walsh, Kansas,
1964 – The Beatles touring Australia played two sets at the Festival Hall, Melbourne.
1964 – The Rolling Stones paid £1,500 ($2,500) in return air fares from America back to the UK to honour a booking made a year earlier for £100 ($170) at Magdalen College Oxford.
1965 – Bob Dylan recorded what would be his first ‘electric’ hit, ‘Like A Rolling Stone’
1967 – Guitarist Peter Green quit the John Mayall Band. Green went on to form Fleetwood Mac.
1969 – during a UK tour Led Zeppelin appeared at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England.
1970 – Mick Fleetwood from Fleetwood Mac married Jenny Boyd
1976 – The Sex Pistols recorded their first demos in Clapham’s Majestic studios followed by a gig that night at The 100 club, London.
1977 – The Sex Pistols held a party on a boat as it sailed down The River Thames in London. The Pistols performed ‘Anarchy In The UK’ outside The Houses Of Parliament resulting in members from the party being arrested when the boat docked later that day.
1985 – Dire Straits started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with, ‘Brothers In Arms’.
1986 – U2 and Sting headlined a concert in New Jersey celebrating 25 years of Amnesty International.
1988 – During Bruce Springsteen’s stay in Rome during a world tour a photographer took a shot of Bruce in his underpants sharing an intimate moment with his backing singer Patti Scialfa. The picture confirmed the rumours that Bruce and Patti were having an affair.
1989 – Nirvana’s debut album ‘Bleach’ was released in the US.
2002 – a rare autographed copy of The Beatles’ album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band sold at auction for £34,000 ($57,800), more than five times the estimated price.
2003 – With Hurricane Claudette wreaking havoc in Southern Texas, hard rock act Staind is forced to postpone its scheduled concert in San Antonio.
2003 – Metallica were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘St Anger’, the bands fourth US No.1, a No.3 hit in the UK.
2008 – Liverpool was voted England’s most musical city in a national campaign set up by the Arts Council.
2012 – ASIA announce the release of their new album ‘XXX’ due out July 2nd

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Today in rock history 14th June

Sunday June 14th
1945 – Born on this day, Rod Argent, keyboards, The Zombies,
1949 – Born on this day, Jim Lea, bass, piano, violin, Slade,
1949 – Born on this day, Alan White, drummer, Plastic Ono Band,
1963 – Born on this day, Chris Degarmo, Queensryche,
1963 – during a UK tour The Beatles played at New Brighton Tower supported by Gerry and the Pacemakers. Tickets cost 6 shillings in advance.
1964 – Touring Australia The Beatles arrived in Melbourne and were greeted at the airport by over 5,000 fans.
1968 – Pink Floyd appeared at the Midsummer Ball, University College London, Bloomsbury, England.
1970 – Derek and the Dominoes played their first gig when they appeared at London’s Lyceum.
1975 – America went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Sister Golden Hair’, the groups second US No.1.
1980 – Peter Gabriel scored his first UK No.1 album with his third solo release ‘Peter Gabriel’.
1982 – The Pretenders fire bass player Pete Farndon.
1986 – Three fans died during an Ozzy Osbourne gig at Long Beach Arena, California after falling from a balcony.
1986 – Queen scored their 5th UK No.1 album with ‘A Kind Of Magic’, featuring the single ‘One Vision’.
1995 – Irish rock great Rory Gallagher dies at age 47 in London from complications following a liver transplant.
2001 – Charlie Daniels opens the Charlie Daniels Museum in downtown Nashville.
2002 – Mick Jagger became a Sir when he was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
2003 – Bryan Adams, Iggy Pop and Paul Weller all appeared at a weekend festival at The Isle Of Wight.

Today in rock history 13th June

Saturday June 13th
1949 – Born on this day, Dennis Locorriere, guitar, Dr Hook,
1951 – Born on this day, Howard Lees, Heart,
1963 – Born on this day, Robbie Merrill, bassist, Godsmack
1969 – The Rolling Stones held a photo call in Hyde Park to introduce new guitarist Mick Taylor.
1970 – Rivers Cuomo, Weezer’s Lead singer is born
1975 – John Lennon makes his last TV appearance to sing “Imagine.” He retires soon after to become a househusband and raise his son Sean.
1980 – Roadie the movie opened this week in the U.S. in 1980. Meat Loaf starred as a road manager for rock groups, trying to solve all problems thrown his way by spoiled rock stars.
1995 – Alanis Morissette released ‘Jagged Little Pill’. The album went on to sell over 30 million copies world-wide making Morissette the first female Canadian to score a US No.1 album.
2003 – the elder statesman of music were rewarded in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list for their services to music. Sting was awarded a CBE, Gerry Marsden an MBE, Errol Brown an MBE and Pink Floyd’s Dave Gilmour a CBE.
2003 – The Arctic Monkeys made their live debut at The Grapes pub in Sheffield, England. They received £27 from ticket sales.
2005 – Canada’s largest specialist music retailer HMV Canada pulls all of Alanis Morissette’s products from its shelves in protest to a North American deal that gives Starbucks six-weeks exclusive rights to sell Morissette
2011 – Clarence Clemmons, known for his work in the E Street band with Bruce Springsteen, suffered a Stroke

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Today in rock history 12th June

Friday June 12th
1964 – As Ringo Starr is released from London’s University College Hospital, where he was recuperating from tonsillitis, Queen Elizabeth issues a command to the Beatles to attend her birthday party.
1964 – The Rolling Stones hold a press conference on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. It ends when the police arrive to break it up.
1965 – All four of the Beatles are named to receive MBE’s in Queen Elizabeth’s Birthdays Honors List.
1977 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Dreams,” Fleetwood Mac.
1998 – John Fogerty cancels the first date of his U.S. tour because it conflicts with Game 5 of the NBA Finals, in which the Chicago Bulls face the Utah Jazz.
1999 – American R&B singer Terence Trent D’Arby joins brothers John, Tim and Andrew Farriss, Kirk Pengilly and Garry Beers for INXS’ second public performance since Michael Hutchence’s suicide on November 22, 1997.
2005 – Pink Floyd announced they would reunite with former bassist Roger Waters, who left the band in 1985, on July 2 for the Live 8 London concert. This would be the first time the band had played together as a quartet since The Wall tour in 1981.
2006 – Korn are forced to cancel their European tour after singer Jonathan Davis is hospitalized to treat a blood disorder.

Timesweep 13th June

Timesweep 13th June
Part 1
1. Rush - The spirit of radio
2. REM - Radio song
3. The Ramones - Do you remember rock and roll radio?
4. Autograph - Turn up the radio
5. Queen - Radio ga ga

Part 2
1. Supertramp - Breakfast in America
2. Def Leppard - Pour some sugar on me
3. ZZ Top - TV dinners
4. Billy Idol - Eyes without a face
5. Dire Straits - Telegraph road

Part 3
1. The Hollies - Long cool woman in a black dress
2. ZZ TOP - Sharp dressed man
3. Elvis Presley - Blue suede shoes
4. Joe Cocker - You can keep your hat on

Part 4
1. Gary US Bonds - A quarter to three
2. Dire Straits - Brothers in arms
3. David Lee Roth - Yankee rose
4. The Byrds - Chestnut mare

Part 5
1. Three Dog Night - Mama told me not to come
2. Uriah Heep - Lady in black
3. Deep Purple - Perfect strangers
4. Jimi Hendrix - Foxy lady
5. Santana - Black magic woman

Part 6
1. Judas Priest - Breaking the law
2. Eric Clapton - I shot the sheriff
3. Bobby Fuller 4 - I fought the law
4. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak

Part 7
1. Genesis - Land of confusion
2. Blind Faith - Well all right
3. Wings - Band on the run

Part 8
1. Extreme - Band on the run
2. Bruce Springsteen - Tougher than the rest
3. Asia - Only time will tell

Part 9
1. Asia - Only time will tell
2. Alice Cooper - School's out
3. Deep Purple - Space trucking

Part 10
1. Mott The Hoople - All the young dudes
2. The Strawbs - Lay down
3. The Faces - Stay with me

Part 11
1. The Hollies - Long cool woman in a black dress
2. The Who - Join together
3. Black Sabbath - Changes
4. Pink Floyd - Us and them
5. Pink Floyd - See Emily play

Brit Rock 13th June

Brit Rock 13th June
1.   Oasis - Cigarettes and alcohol
2.   Beck - Loser
3.   Weezer - Buddy Holly
4.   Soundgarden - Black hole sun
5.   Cranberries - Zombie
6.   REM - What's the frequency Kenneth
7.   Jeff Buckley - Grace
8.   Nirvana - The man who sold the world
9.   Stiltskin - Inside
10. Pink Floyd - Keep talking
11. Allman Bros - Rambling man
12. Rainbow - Temple of the king
13. Blue Oyster Cult - Joan Crawford
14. Foghat - Slow ride
15. Fragile X - Denial
16. Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate love song
17. Foo Fighters - The pretender
18. Pearl Jam - Black
19. Muse - Mercy
20. Faith No more - Superhero
21. Steeley Dan - Hatian divorce
22. Billy Idol - Eyes without a face
23. T-Rex - Deborah

It's an hour of extremely soft rock for hour three
1.   Honeycombs - Sea of love
2.   Led Zeppelin - All my love
3.   Jon And Vangelis - I hear you now
4.   The Eagles - New kid in town
5.   Guns 'N' Roses - Since I don't have you
6.   Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
7.   Daryl Hall & John Oates - Rich girl
8.   Joe Jackson - Real men
9.   Dean Friedman - Lydia
10. Poison - Every rose has its thorn
11. Beach Boys - Sail on sailor
12. The Beatles - Blackbird
13. Bread - Sweet surrernder
14. Eurythmics - Peace is just a word

Today in rock history 11th June

Thursday 11th June
1949 – ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard – the one with the sensible facial hair – is born in Frankston, Texas.
1952 – Donnie Van Zant (.38 Special) is born this day in rock history!
1958 – Jerry Lee Lewis gets a cold reception in New York. Although he plays the first of two club dates there today, the second show is canceled due to poor ticket sales. Lewis has become a national pariah after it was revealed he married his 14-year-old cousin.
1966 – The European media report that the Who’s Roger Daltrey has been killed in a car accident. Looks alive too me!
1967 – Marc Bolan placed an ad in Melody Maker in 1967, looking for some bandmates. It read, “Freaky lead guitarist, bass guitarist and drummer wanted for Marc Bolan’s new group.
1968 – London’s Olympic Studio catches fire while the Rolling Stones are there recording Beggars Banquet.
1969 – Beatles: Ballad of John and Yoko UK 45 is no. 1 chart topper
1969 – Always with his eye on the main chance, David Bowie releases his single “Space Oddity” to cash in on this month’s Apollo 11 lunar landing.
1976 – In 1976, AC/DC headlined their first concerts in Scotland, where several of the members were born.
1979 – Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion and is sentenced to four months in prison.
1998 – Stone Temple Pilots lead Scott Weiland skips a scheduled Superior Court date in Los Angeles and checks himself into a drug treatment facility. The court date stems from charges filed in the beginning of the year for possession of heroin.
2006 – Izzy Stradlin joins Axl Rose onstage to perform “Patience,” “Night Train” and “I Used to Love Her” with Guns N’ Roses (Mark III) at England’s Download Festival.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Today in rock history 10th June

Wednesday June 10th
1910 – Bluesman Howlin’ Wolf (Chester Arthur Burnett) is born in West Point, Miss
1964 – In the midst of their first American tour, the Rolling Stones pause at Chicago’s Chess Studios, where they lay down tracks for their album 12×5, which features the hit “It’s All Over Now.” Their heroes Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon visit them over the next two days in the studio.
1966 – Big Brother & the Holding Company perform with their new lead singer, Janis Joplin, for the first time.
1971 – A crowd gets so excited during a performance by Jethro Tull in Denver that police fire tear gas on them.
1974 – The Who play the first of four sellout nights at Madison Square Garden in New York. Tickets for the shows sold out in 60 hours.
1975  – The Eagles release One of These Nights.
1978 – The Rolling Stones open a tour in Lakewood, Fla. Bill Wyman falls off stage.
1981 – It’s a great day for music as Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, and Carl Palmer form Asia.
1981 – Bob Dylan kicks off a tour in support of Shot of Love in Chicago. However, the record company delays the release of the album until the summer, perhaps righteously scared at the Christian direction Dylan had gone in on his last two records.
2001 – Flooding in the Houston area forces the cancellation of a concert by Journey with Peter Frampton and John Waite.
2003 – Radiohead release their sixth album Hail to the Thief.
2004 – Peter Garrett, the former lead singer of Midnight Oil (“Beds are Burning”), announces he will run for a seat on the Australian parliament as a Labour Party candidate.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Today in rock history June 9th

Tuesday June 9th
1941 – Born on this day, Jon Lord, keyboards, Deep Purple,
1947 – Born on this day, Mitch Mitchell, drums, Jimi Hendrix Experience,
1950 – Born on this day, Trevor Boulder, bass, Spiders From Mars, Uriah Heep,
1962 – The Beatles, on the last night of their tour with Roy Orbison, performed at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire. It was during this tour that The Beatles’ fans started throwing jelly babies at them while they were on stage, after an off-the-cuff remark on television that George Harrison enjoyed eating them.
1967 – Everett Dean Felber, bassist for Hootie & The Blowfish, is born
1970 – Princeton University gives Bob Dylan an honorary doctorate in music.
1972 – Record executive John Hammond makes Bruce Springsteen his latest signing to CBS.
1977 – George Harrison divorces Patti Boyd, who would later marry Harrison buddy Eric Clapton.
1982 – Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, N.Y., plays host to a Peace Week benefit featuring James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and Jackson Browne.
1986 – Bob Dylan begins the American leg of his True Confessions tour at San Diego’s Sports Arena.
1989 – Having re-formed because they love each other so much, the Doobie Brothers play their first American concert
2002 – Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia’s Emerald Coast.
2002 – it was announced that Rolling Stone Mick Jagger was to be given a knighthood for his services to music.
2003 – Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington is released from a Los Angeles hospital after suffering crippling stomach pains. Docs say a parasite or intestinal disorder was likely to blame.
2005 – U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Today in rock history 8th June

Monday June 8th
1942 – Chuck Negron vocalist for Three Dog Night is born
1947 – Mick Box, guitarist for Uriah Heep is born
1967 – The Beatles ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ went to No.1 in the UK.
1969 – Founder member of The Rolling Stones Brian Jones announced that he was leaving the group, saying that he no longer saw ‘eye to eye’ with the rest of the band.
1970 – Deep Purple had their van and equipment impounded by East German police while on an European tour, after mistakenly driving too close to the border.
1974 – David Bowie started a four-week run at the top of the UK charts with his third No.1 album ‘Diamond Dogs’.
1974 – Keyboard player Rick Wakeman announced that he was leaving Yes.
1974 – Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Band On The Run’, his third solo US No.1, a No.3 hit in the UK.
1989 – At a Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior’s press conference, vegetarian Chrissie Hynde claimed that she once firebombed a McDonalds restaurant.
1991 – Extreme went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘More Than Words’, a No.2 hit in the UK.
1991 – Bruce Springsteen married Patti Scialfa, at their Beverley Hills home.
1998 – Surviving Beatles Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, Sting, Pete Townshend and Sir Elton John are among the mourners at a private service for McCartney’s late wife, Linda, at St. Martins-in-the-Fields church in London.
1998 – The Rolling Stones announce that they are postponing the U.K. dates on their current European tour until June of the following year. A statement cites “rescheduling problems, insurance claims, and tax issues.
2001 – AC/DC, The Offspring, Queens Of The Stone Age and Megadeth all appeared at the Milton Keynes Bowl, England; tickets cost £28.50 ($48.45).
2003 – Former Midnight Oil singer Peter Garrett is made a Member of the Order of Australia by Queen Elizabeth II.
2003 – Evanescence started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Bring Me To Life.’
2009 – Aerosmith, the Guitar hero Tour will be missing Brad Whitford… Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford will be missing the opening string of dates of the band’s Guitar Hero tour while he recovers from recent surgery.