Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Today in rock history 23rd June

Tuesday 23rd June
1940 – Stuart Sutcliffe, the fifth Beatle and one of the world’s worst bass players, is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1965 – The Yardbirds appeared at The City Hall, Salisbury, England, admission 10 shillings, ($1.40).
1966 – The Beatles had their tenth consecutive UK No.1 single with ‘Paperback Writer’.
1966 – The Beatles fly to Germany, where they will begin their last world tour. The Rolling Stones depart London the same day to begin a tour of America
1967 – John Entwistle bass player from The Who married Alison Wise.
1973 – George Harrison started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Living In The Material World’, his second US No.1.
1975 – Jefferson Starship release Red Octopus.
1975 – Alice Cooper falls from stage at a Vancouver, British Columbia, concert, breaking six ribs.
1976 – Paul McCartney and Wings played the last date on their Wings Over America tour at the Forum in Los Angeles.
1977 – A very inebriated Keith Moon joins Led Zeppelin onstage in Los Angeles. He belts seven shades of sh*t out of a tympani on “Moby Dick” and “Rock and Roll,” then proceeds to call John Bonham the best living rock drummer in the world today.
1979 – The No. 1 album in the U.S. is Supertramp’s Breakfast in America.
1979 – The Knack release “My Sharona.
1981 – Guitarist Robert Fripp re-forms King Crimson
1984 – Van Halen release the all-time driving classic “Panama.”
1994 – A daughter, Francesca is born in Tarzana, Calif., to Gilby and Daniella Clarke. Gilby Clarke is the guitarist for Guns ‘N Roses.
1996 – Bryan Adams went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ’18-Till I Die’. Metallica went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Load’.
2000 – Neil Young is honored in Toronto with a star on the Canada Walk Of Fame.
2004 – A statement appears on Dave Navarro’s Web site claiming Jane’s Addiction have split for good.
2004 – Bob Dylan was awarded an honorary degree by the University of St. Andrews Scotland’s oldest University and made a “Doctor of Music.”

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