Saturday July 11th
1960 – Richie Sambora, guitar god with Bon Jovi and owner of a great set of teeth, is born in New Jersey.
1969 – Led Zeppelin play at Laurel Pop Festival
1969 – David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” album is released
1979 – Los Angeles’ Bruin Theatre hosts the premiere of Rust Never Sleeps, a concert film directed by Neil Young.
1987 – Heart are at the top the American singles charts with their ballad, “Alone.”
1995 – R.E.M.’s Mike Mills becomes yet another rock casualty on the ill-fated Monster tour. He undergoes abdominal surgery while the band is in Germany.
1998 – MTV airs “Beastiography,” a special profiling the Beastie Boys.
1999 – Limp Bizkit started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Significant Other’ the bands first US No.1.
2002 – the funeral of The Who’s bass player John Entwistle took place at a church in The Cotswolds. More than 200 mourners filed into the 12th century church of St Edward in Stow-on-the-wold
2004 – Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Jamelia, Alanis Morisette, Nelly Furtado, The Corrs and Lionel Richie all play the Prince’s Trust concert held in London’s Hyde Park.
2013 – Sammy Hagar’s new album has such great talent as, Neal Schon, Joe Satriani, Nancy Wilson, Bill church.