Monday 29th June
1948 – Drummer Ian Paice of Deep Purple is born in Nottingham,
1953 – Don Dokken is born
1956 – In a step back for rock, Elvis Presley appears on Steve Allen’s TV show to sing “Hound Dog” to an actual basset hound.
1957 – Buddy Holly records “Peggy Sue.
1964 – touring Australia The Beatles played two shows at the Festival Hall, Brisbane. Over 8,000 fans had waited until after midnight to greet the group as they landed at Brisbane Airport.
1967 – Two days after Mick Jagger is found guilty of drug possession and jailed, Keith Richards goes on trial for similar charges stemming from a February raid on his home.
1968 – Pink Floyd release A Saucerful of Secrets.
1969 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience play their last concert together at the Denver Pop Festival in Mile High Stadium.
1973 – Ian Gillan leaves Deep Purple after a show in Japan.
1974 – There’s a change in the lineup of future Canadian prog superstars Rush as Neil Peart replaces John Rustey on the drum stool
1975 – Tim Buckley dies of a heart attack at the age of 28.
1978 – Peter Frampton suffers a broken arm and cracked ribs in an auto wreck in the Bahamas.
1979 – Born on this day, Tim McCord, bass, Evanescence,
1985 – John Lennon’s 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine, with psychedelic paintwork, sold for a record sum of $3,006,385, (£1,768,462) at a Sotheby’s auction in New York.
1991 – Skid Row’s “Slave to the Grind” debuts at No. 1 on Chart Toppers’s pop album chart.
1993 – Aerosmith release their much-loved single “Cryin’.”
1996 – Record producer George Martin received a Knighthood,
2000 – Vandals pull Ronnie Van Zant’s casket out of the Lynyrd Skynyrd mausoleum, but are unable to open it. Steve Gaines’ ashes are also spilled during the rampage.
2000 – Rolling Stone Ron Wood checks into a rehab center to treat alcohol addiction. It’s believed Wood is hoping to dry out in time for a Rolling Stones world tour.
2004 – Courtney Love was reprimanded by Los Angeles Judge Melissa Jackson for turning up five hours late to a hearing.