Friday 26th June
1942 – Larry Taylor, bassist with Canned Heat, is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1955 – The Clash’s Mick Jones is born in London
1963 – Lennon and McCartney write “She Loves You” in a hotel room in Newcastle, England.
1964 – Moody Blues is formed by Mike Pinder!
1966 – The Rolling Stones play San Francisco’s Cow Palace, with Jefferson Airplane and Sopwith Camel opening.
1967 – At the height of the “Summer of Love,” the Mothers of Invention release ‘Absolutely Free,’ a dark-themed album from the anti-establishment mind of bandleader Frank Zappa.
1970 – Guess Who: American Woman US 45 is no. 1 chart topper.
1973 – Police raid Keith Richards’ home in Cheyne Walk, London. They discover guns, ammunition, Mandrax, and Chinese heroin. The Rolling Stones guitarist is arrested with his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg.
1973 – Singer Marsha Hunt files a paternity suit against Mick Jagger, claiming he is the father of her 2-year-old daughter. She later loses the case.
1975 – Bob Dylan officially releases the long-bootlegged Basement Tapes.
1977 – Eagles: Hotel California US LP is no. 1 chart topper
1980 – The Rolling Stones release Emotional Rescue and hold a party at New York’s Danceteria.
2003 – Rock behemoths Deep Purple are deluged with emails after announcing their new album will be called Bananas. Fans are irate over the ridiculous name.
2004 – UK prog rockers Muse play the biggest show of their careers when they headline the Sunday night at Glastonbury Festival.
2005 – Nine Inch Nails close the Coachella Festival in California
2008 – Total Guitar magazine voted Celine Dion’s rendition of the AC/DC track ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ as the world’s worst cover version ever,