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.’ 

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