Monday, 10 August 2015

Today in rock history 11th August

Tuesday August 11th
1943 – Guess Who bassist Jim Kale is born
1956 – Elvis Presley releases “Don’t Be Cruel.
1957 – Richie Ramone, who drummed with his brothers from 1984 to 1987, is born.
1963 – The Rolling Stones perform at the third National Jazz & Blues Festival in Richmond, England.
1964 – The High Numbers, (later to become The Who), played at The Railway Hotel in Harrow, England. Just before the band were due on stage, Roger Daltry’s father-in law came into the venue and dragged the singer outside and hit him.
1966 – John Lennon tries to put out the fire he started when he noted that the Beatles were bigger than Jesus by apologizing at a televised press conference.
1967 – Pink Floyd spend the day at Abbey Road Studios, where they work on recording “Apples and Oranges.”
1968 – The Beatles release “Hey Jude,” their first single to bear the Apple imprint.
1973 – Bill Aucoin approaches Kiss after seeing them play in New York to offer his services as manager. He also promises them a record deal, which they later make with Casablanca.
1976 – The Who’s drummer, Keith Moon, is admitted into a Miami hospital after collapsing.
1993 – At a U2 concert in London, the band is joined onstage by author Salman Rushdie.
1995 – In Belvedere, Calif., the funeral of Jerry Garcia is held at an Episcopal church.
2001 – appearing at the Ozzfest at PNC Bank Arts Centre, New Jersey, Black Sabbath, Linkin Park, Slipknot and Marilyn Manson.
2002 – Bruce Springsteen started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘The Rising’, the singers fifth US No.1. Also No.1 in the UK.

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