Saturday, 4 July 2015

Today in rock history 4th July

1943 – Guitarist Alan Wilson of Canned Heat is born in Boston.
1948 – Guitarist Jeremy Spencer, who played with Fleetwood Mac before they moved to California, is born in Lancashire, England.
1962 – Chris Blackwell starts up Island Records, which would become the home of Bob Marley and U2, among others.
1964 – The Rolling Stones appear on Juke Box Jury. The British TV program stretches its rules to accommodate the five judges – rather than the traditional four. However, the band’s sulky demeanor creates plenty of press outrage the following day.
1966 – In the Philippines, President Ferdinand Marcos pulls the Beatles’ police protection after his wife claims the band snubbed her by not attending one of her parties.
1969 – The Kinks’ Ray Davies is in Hollywood mixing the Turtles’ final album, Turtle Soup.
1982 – In a year that has seen him bite the head off a bat and watch his guitarist Randy Rhoads die in a plane crash… metal madman Ozzy Osbourne marries his manager, Sharon Arden.
1987 – Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead kick off a short tour together in Foxboro, Mass. The Dead encourage Dylan to reach deep into his back catalog and adopt the practice of not deciding on a set list before going on stage.
1987 – In New York, Keith Richards finishes the mixing for the Chuck Berry documentary Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll.
1995 – At Lollapalooza in George, Wash., Courtney Love belts Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna. Charged with assault, Love receives a suspended one-year sentence and is required to take courses in anger management.
1995 – The Ramones release “Adios Amigos.’‘ It’s speculated to be the band’s last album ever.
2000 – A man dies after plunging 80 feet from the top of Ravens Stadium in Baltimore shortly before a Metallica concert.
2007 – former laboratory worker Devon Townsend admitted to a court in Albuquerque, New Mexico of stalking Chester Bennington lead singer with Linkin Park.

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