Monday, 8 June 2015

Today in rock history 8th June

Monday June 8th
1942 – Chuck Negron vocalist for Three Dog Night is born
1947 – Mick Box, guitarist for Uriah Heep is born
1967 – The Beatles ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ went to No.1 in the UK.
1969 – Founder member of The Rolling Stones Brian Jones announced that he was leaving the group, saying that he no longer saw ‘eye to eye’ with the rest of the band.
1970 – Deep Purple had their van and equipment impounded by East German police while on an European tour, after mistakenly driving too close to the border.
1974 – David Bowie started a four-week run at the top of the UK charts with his third No.1 album ‘Diamond Dogs’.
1974 – Keyboard player Rick Wakeman announced that he was leaving Yes.
1974 – Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Band On The Run’, his third solo US No.1, a No.3 hit in the UK.
1989 – At a Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior’s press conference, vegetarian Chrissie Hynde claimed that she once firebombed a McDonalds restaurant.
1991 – Extreme went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘More Than Words’, a No.2 hit in the UK.
1991 – Bruce Springsteen married Patti Scialfa, at their Beverley Hills home.
1998 – Surviving Beatles Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, Sting, Pete Townshend and Sir Elton John are among the mourners at a private service for McCartney’s late wife, Linda, at St. Martins-in-the-Fields church in London.
1998 – The Rolling Stones announce that they are postponing the U.K. dates on their current European tour until June of the following year. A statement cites “rescheduling problems, insurance claims, and tax issues.
2001 – AC/DC, The Offspring, Queens Of The Stone Age and Megadeth all appeared at the Milton Keynes Bowl, England; tickets cost £28.50 ($48.45).
2003 – Former Midnight Oil singer Peter Garrett is made a Member of the Order of Australia by Queen Elizabeth II.
2003 – Evanescence started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Bring Me To Life.’
2009 – Aerosmith, the Guitar hero Tour will be missing Brad Whitford… Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford will be missing the opening string of dates of the band’s Guitar Hero tour while he recovers from recent surgery.

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