Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Today in rock history 30th June

Tuesday 30th June
1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen is born in Stockholm Sweden
1973 – George Harrison knocked Paul McCartney from the top of the US singles chart with ‘Give Me Love, Give Me Peace On Earth’. His second US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK.
1974 – Gregg Allman marries Cher four days after her divorce from Sonny Bono. After nine days, Cher announces she wants another divorce.
1985 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Sussudio,” Phil Collins.
1990 – Pink Floyd headline at the Knebworth Festival in England.
1994 – Virgin Records rushes the Rolling Stones’ Voodoo Lounge into stores early after the album is played on the radio.
1996 – Neil Young premieres his album, “Broken Arrow” via the Internet. The album is slated for release on July 2, two days after its technologically advanced premiere.
1999 – Eric Clapton performs a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for his Crossroads rehab center in Antigua. His guests include Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, and Bob Dylan.
2000 – Michael “Cub” Koda, the Brownsville Station boss behind their 1973 No. 3 hit “Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room,” dies. He was suffering from kidney disease.
2004 – Kinks founder member Dave Davies was left paralysed on the right-hand side of his body after suffering a stroke.
2004 – David Bowie cancels the remainder of his Reality tour after suffering a pinched nerve in his shoulder.
2006 – Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett dies aged 60.
2013 – Lou Reed was rushed to a Long Island hospital .Reed, who recently received a liver transplant, reportedly had been sick to his stomach a number of times and there were concerns that his body might be rejecting the new organ

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