Friday, 21 August 2015

Today in rock history 21st August

Friday August 21st
1952 – Joe Strummer is born
1964 – Ever since the Beatles expressed a love of jellybeans, their concerts have featured plenty of offerings from the fans. However, at today’s gig in Las Vegas, they have to stop playing twice in order to ask the audience tostop
1967 – The Doors started recording their second album
1967 – Pink Floyd abandon their German tour after their singer, Syd Barrett, disappears.
1969 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Honky Tonk Women,” The Rolling Stones.
1971 – The Who hit US chart with ‘Who’s Next’ LP.
1973 – Doobie Brothers ‘Toulouse Street’ and ‘Brothers and Sisters’ by Allman Brothers win gold discs
1976 – The Rolling Stones play the Knebworth Festival before an audience of 200,000, saying it’s their last British show.
1979 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “My Sharona,” The Knack.
1983 – Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone had a four-hour brain surgery operation, after being found unconscious in a New York Street where he had been involved in a fight.
1994 – Bob Dylan plays his 600th concert on the so-called Neverending Tour in Columbus, Ohio.
1996 –  Former Talking Heads lead singer David Byrne sued to prevent the rest of the group from touring as “The Heads.” The suit was settled out of court.
1998 – Journey played its first live show with new lead singer, Steve Augeri, in Kentucky
2005 – The Rolling Stones kick off their Bigger Bang world tour in Boston.
2010 – Dave Mustaine: I don’t want to repair my relationship with Metallica. I’d like to have a new one.

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