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

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