Sunday, 23 August 2015

Today in rock history 24th August

Monday August 24th
1938 – Bassist David Freiberg is born. He becomes a member of Jefferson Starship and Quicksilver Messenger Service,
1945 – Uriah Heep’s Ken Hensley is born in Stevenage,
1967 – The Beatles have their first meeting with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the Park Lane Hilton.
1968 – The Jeff Beck Group, featuring Rod Stewart on lead vocals, releases its debut album, ‘Truth.’
1968 – To celebrate his 21st birthday (which was actually yesterday), Keith Moon drives a Lincoln convertible into the pool of a Flint, Mich., Holiday Inn.
1978 – Rolling Stone puts comeback kid Bruce Springsteen on its cover to herald the release of the long-awaited Darkness on the Edge of Town.
1979 – The Cars attract an audience of 500,000 to their free gig in New York’s Central Park.
1981 – John Lennon’s killer got sentenced to 20 years in prison
1983 – Jerry Lee Lewis’ fifth wife, Shawn Stevens, is found dead of a methadone overdose three months after their marriage.
1985 – Heart hits #10 with “What About Love”
1989 – At the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif., the Who perform their rock opera Tommy with an all-star cast that includes Elton John, Billy Idol, and Patti LaBelle.
1990 – A Nevada judge clears heavy metal group Judas Priest in a $6.2 million civil suit that charged subliminal suggestions on the group’s recordings provoked two youths to shoot themselves in 1985.
  2010 –  Guitarist Michael Schenker and drummer Carmine Appice perform with the Scorpions.

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