Thursday, 2 July 2015

Today in rock history 3rd July

Friday 3rd July
1955 – Born on this day, Mike Corby, The Babys,
1965 – The Beatles played the final night of a two week European tour at the Plaza de Toros Monumental in Barcelona, Spain.
1967 – Beatles John, George, and Paul turn up at a party thrown in the Monkees’ honor in London.
1969 – Brian Jones is found dead in his swimming pool in Hartford, England. The Rolling Stones founder’s death was later ruled to be an accident.
1969 – Some 78,000 people show up for this year’s Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island. The big crowd may have had a bit to do with the non-jazz headliners James Brown, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Winter, and Blood, Sweat & Tears.
1969 – John Lennon holds a press conference to announce the release of “Give Peace a Chance,” but can’t show up as he and Yoko are recovering from a car crash in Scotland. Ringo fills in instead.
1970 – The Allman Brothers Band appears at the Atlanta Pop Festival.
1971 – Jim Morrison of the Doors dies of a heart attack in Paris at the age of 27.
1973 – As the Ziggy Stardust tour comes to a close David Bowie announces, “it is the last show I will ever do.”
1975 – Bob Dylan joins Ramblin’ Jack Elliott onstage during his show at Greenwich Village’s Other End.
1981 – Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and John Densmore lead fans in a graveside memorial for Jim Morrison in Paris.
1982 – Van Halen hits #38 with “Dancin’ in the Street”.
1988 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “The Flame,” Cheap Trick.
2002 – the wife of Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne underwent an emergency operation after being diagnosed with cancer.
2003 – The White Stripes’ Jack White (the talented one with the guitar) announces he’s producing tracks for C&W legend Loretta Lynn. Told you he was talented.
2004 – David Crosby was fined $5,000 (£2,745) by a US court after admitting attempted criminal possession of a weapon. It followed his arrest in New York in March when a gun, knife and marijuana were found in his luggage.

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