Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Today in rock history 18th August

Tuesday August 18th
1950 – Foreigner drummer Dennis Elliott is born in London
1962 – Ringo Starr plays with the Beatles for the first time at a Horticultural Society Dance in Birkenhead, England.
1969 –  Mick Jagger is accidentally shot on the set of ‘Ned Kelly’
1969 – Hendrix debuts a new band, Gypsy Sun and Rainbows, at the Woodstock music festival in New York State.
1969 – Crosby, Stills, Nash play at Woodstock with newly added member Neil Young in what is their second public performance.
1973 – Jethro Tull: ‘A Passion Play’ US LP is no. 1 chart topper
1977 – In England, the Police play their first gig as a three-piece after the departure of guitarist Henri Padovani.
1979 – On PBS, John Lennon and Bob Dylan star in the documentary Eat the Document.
1981 – The new Moody Blues album, Long Distance Voyager, hit the platinum level in sales
1984 – Motley Crue gives its UK performance debut at the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington, England.
1992 – Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and Courtney Love of Hole have their first child. Daughter Frances Bean is born in Los Angeles.
1997 – To announce their Bridges to Babylon tour, the Rolling Stones drive to a press conference at the Brooklyn Bridge in a ’55 Cadillac. Mick steers.
2005 – Iron Maiden are pelted with eggs, bottle caps and ice on their last appearance at Ozzfest. The power is also cut off several times. Sharon Osbourne later accuses Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson of having “disrespected” the heavy metal festival.

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