Monday, 10 August 2015

Today in rock history 10th August

Monday August 10th
1909 – Leo Fender, founder of Fender Guitars, is born.
1947 – Ian Anderson, lead singer of Jethro Tull, is born in Edinburgh,
1976 – Elton John sells out his first Madison Square Garden show.
1982 – Appearing on Late Night With David Letterman are Frank Zappa and Moon Unit Zappa. The two quickly recite “Valley Girl.”
1985 – After Paul McCartney advises him to invest in a music catalog, Michael Jackson buys ATV’s for $47.5 million. The catalog contains 251 Beatles songs written by Lennon and McCartney.
1993 – Billy Joel is sued by songwriter Gary Zimmerman, who says Joel’s No. 3 “River of Dreams” sounds suspiciously like one of his own tunes. Zimmerman wants $10 million.
1995 – Jimmy Buffett serenades President Bill Clinton on his birthday.
1995 – Bob Dylan releases a statement about the death of Jerry Garcia.
1995 – Tonight on the Late Show With David Letterman the musical guests are Van Halen.
1996 – Tickets to the Pearl Jam concert at the University of Toledo go on sale. However, because of an AT&T screwup, people who try to buy tickets by phone get a busy signal instead.
1999 – It is announced that Oasis founding member Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs has decided to leave the band.
2011 – Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band canceled a series of summer concert.

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