Thursday, 18 June 2015

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.

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