Sunday, 7 June 2015

Today in rock history 7th June

Sunday June 7th
1944 – Byrds guitarist Clarence White is born
1964 – during their first ever US tour The Rolling Stones were booed off stage at a gig in San Antonio, Texas. Some performing Monkeys who had been the act on before the Stones were brought back on stage for another performance.
1968 – Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane all appeared for the first of a three night run at the Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco,
1969 – Blind Faith makes its live debut in a London park. 150,000 people attend the free performance.
1969 – Keith Richards and his partner Anita Pallenburg were involved in a car crash near their home in Sussex. Richards escaped serious injury but Pallenburg was taken to hospital with a broken collarbone and the car was a write-off.
1970 – The Who performs its rock opera, “Tommy,” at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House.
1975 – Elton John’s album ‘Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboys’, went to No.1 on the US album chart, the first album ever to enter the US chart at No.1.
1977 – Led Zeppelin played the first of six sold out nights at Madison Square Garden, in New York City.
1990 – The Black Crowes played their debut UK gig at the Marquee in London.
1991 – During their Use Your Illusion Tour, Guns n’ Roses played the first of two nights at the CNE Stadium in Toronto, Canada.
1994 – Grace Slick is ordered to serve 200 hours of community service and attend four Alcoholics Anonymous meetings after being found guilty of pointing a gun at police in March.
2003 – Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he recovers from a rib injury.
2007 – the funeral of guitarist, singer Bo Diddley took place in Gainesville, Florida.
2008 – 3 Doors Down were at No.1 on the US album chart with their self titled second US No.1.
2012 – Bob Welch, an early member of rock band Fleetwood Mac died.

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