Monday, 20 July 2015

Today in rock history 21st July

Tuesday July 21st
1947 – Cat Stevens (Steven Georgiou) is born in London.
1961 – Big Jim Martin, the scary-looking guitarist with Faith No More, is born in Oakland, Calif.
1971 – Jesus Christ Superstar mania seizes Pittsburgh. An audience of 13,000 packs the Civic Arena to see a special performance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
1973 – Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin crash into the album top 20 with Love, Devotion, Surrender.
1977 – In Tucson, Ariz., Linda Ronstadt joins the Rolling Stones onstage to perform “Tumbling Dice.”
1980 – Former Grateful Dead keyboardist Keith Godchaux’s car collides with a flatbed truck in Marin County, Calif. He dies two days later.
1990 – Former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters stages a production of his rock opera, The Wall, in Berlin.
1993 – Bob Dylan films the video for “Blood in My Eyes” in North London.
1996 – In North Carolina, Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil allegedly belts a fan trying to take his photograph. He’s arrested.

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