Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Today in rock history 14th July

Tuesday July 14th
1941 – Guitarist Spencer Davis is born in Wales.
1967 – The Who begins its first U.S. tour, opening for Herman’s Hermits.
1969 – At the Mississippi River Rock Festival, the Band find themselves upstaged when their boss, Bob Dylan, joins them on stage for three songs. He’s introduced as “Elmer Johnson.”
1980 – Former Beatles and Stones manager Allen Klein begins a two-month jail sentence for cheating on his tax return.
1982 – Alan Parker’s film Pink Floyd’s The Wall premieres at the Leicester Square Empire in London.
1987 – Steve Miller is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1989 – Alice Cooper releases his comeback single “Poison.” It later goes to No. 7, his biggest hit since 1972’s “School’s Out.”
2003 – Skip Battin, former bassist for the Byrds and other notable country-rock bands of the ’70s and ’80s, dies near Palm Springs, Calif.,
2004 – Troubled alt.rock star Courtney Love is assigned a “legal guardian” while being treated for an undisclosed ailment in New York
2007 – a pair of glasses worn by former Beatle John Lennon sparked a bidding war after being offered for sale online.
2012 – Bruce Springsteen with Paul McCartney performs in London’s Hyde Park and gets plug pulled.

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