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.

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