Saturday, 1 August 2015

Today in rock history 1st August

Saturday August 1st
1942 – Jerry Garcia (Jerome John Garcia) of the Grateful Dead is born in San Francisco.
1959 – Singer Joe Elliott of Def Leppard is born in Sheffield,
1971 – George Harrison’s Bangladesh concert benefit at Madison Square Garden.
1981 – MTV cable channel is launched. The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star” is the first music video shown.
1994 – Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley announce that they were married 11 weeks earlier in a private ceremony in the Dominican Republic.
1997 – Ireland’s Supreme Court gives the go-ahead for two U2 Popmart concerts scheduled for August 30 and 31 at Landsdowne Road stadium in Dublin. Earlier in the week, the country’s High Court had, under pressure from locals fearing excessive noise and general mayhem, overstepped its jurisdiction and banned the two gigs.
2004 – Red Hot Chili Peppers top the UK albums chart with Live at Hyde Park. Teen band Busted go to No. 1 in the singles chart with their version of the theme to the Thunderbirds TV show.
2006 – A man dies after being severely beaten by two unidentified assailants in the moshpit at Korn’s Atlanta concert. The band appeal for witnesses to the attack to help with the investigation.
2006 – Drummer Jon Theodore leaves egghead rockers The Mars Volta shortly before the release of their third album Amputechture. He is replaced by Blake Fleming.
2007 – John Lennon’s “granny” sunglasses sold at auction on This Day in Rock! Selling for an undisclosed figure, these glasses were from one of the last Beatles concerts.
2009 – Daughtry hits No.1 on the US album charts on This Day in Rock! This is Daughtry’s 2nd release with chart topper ‘Leave This Town’.

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