Wednesday August 26th
1940 – Born on this day, Nik Turner, Hawkwind,
1948 – Born on this day, Jet Black, (Brian Duffy), drums, The Stranglers
1967 – The Beatles appear with their new guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, at a press conference. Paul McCartney announces that the band mates have given up drugs.
1967 -To reassure us that the world isn’t falling apart around our ears, the Jimi Hendrix Experience release the single “Purple Haze.”
1970 – Guitarist Duane Allman joins Eric Clapton’s Derek & the Dominos sessions in Florida
1972 – Argent hits #5 with “Hold Your Head Up”
1976 – They’re back in the saddle, and probably back on the needle, too. Aerosmith appear on the cover of today’s Rolling Stone.
1979 – At England’s Reading Festival, Peter Gabriel welcomes a surprise guest: former Genesis bandmate Phil Collins. The two perform the Genesis classic “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.”
1980 – Bassist Tom Petersson leaves Cheap Trick, citing the time-honored personal and musical differences. By 1988 he had gotten over it and rejoined the band.
2003 – Rolling Stone Magazine named Jimi Hendrix as the greatest guitarist
2005 – Green Day were named best band on the planet at the 12th annual Kerrang! rock awards,