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
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
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
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