Today in rock history
Wednesday 24th June
1942 – Drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac is born in London.
1944 – Jeff Beck is born in Surrey,
1945 – Vocalist Colin Blunstone of the Zombies is born in Hatfield,
1965 – A Spaniard in the Works, John Lennon’s follow-up to In His Own Write, is published in England
1978 – Genesis, Jefferson Starship, Jeff Beck, Tom Petty And The
Heartbreakers, Devo, Brand X and The Atlanta Rhythm Section all appeared
at Knebworth Park, tickets cost £6 ($10).
1984 – In Dortmund, Germany, Yes are joined onstage by Jimmy Page, who joins in on a rendition of the Beatles’ “I’m Down.”
1989 – Paul McCartney scored his seventh UK No.1 solo album with ‘Flowers In The Dirt’, featuring the single ‘My Brave Face’.
1989 – Richard Marx scored his second US No.1 single with ‘Satisfied’, a No.52 hit in the UK.
1992 – Billy Joel receives his high school diploma from Hicksville High School on Long Island, N.Y.
1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre
2001 – Blink 182 scored their second US No.1 album
2004 – a Fender Stratocaster that Eric Clapton nicknamed “Blackie” sold
at a Christie’s auction for $959,500 (£564,412) in New York, making it
the most expensive guitar in the world. The proceeds of the sale went
towards Clapton’s Crossroads addiction clinic, which he founded in 1998.
2007 – The White Stripes went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Icky Thump’ the duo’s sixth studio album.
2010 The Associated Press recently conducted an interview with legendary heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne.