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.

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