Sunday, 30 August 2015

Today in rock history 30th August

Sunday August 30th
1965 – Bob Dylan releases his all-electric album Highway 61 Revisited and subsequently raises the bar for intelligent rock
1965 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Help!” The Beatles.
1970 – The Isle of Wight Pop Festival is held in England, and features Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, the Who, Joni Mitchell, Jethro Tull, Free, the Moody Blues, and others.
1972 – Following two concerts at Madison Square Garden earlier this month, John Lennon plays what many consider to be his first true solo show there today to benefit the One to One charity.
1973 – The Doors finally break up. Following Jim Morrison’s death in July 1971, the band had released two more albums, which absolutely no one owns.
1981 – The Rolling Stones release Tattoo You.
1984 – David Lee Roth hits #16 with “Yankee Rose”
1989 – Izzy Stradlin of Guns N’ Roses is arrested for creating a disturbance on an airline flight.
1995 – Sterling Morrison, a founding member of the Velvet Underground, die.
2002 – Bruce Springsteen fans flock to stores for the release of “The Rising,” the Boss’ first album with the E Street Band since 1987.
2003 – R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe joins Radiohead onstage in Vancouver to sing “Karma Police.”
2010 – Carlos Santana‘s new album “GUITAR HEAVEN” will feature his version of Leppard’s “PHOTOGRAPH”,
2010 – Axl Rose declares ‘war’ on promoters as Guns N’ Roses headline Leeds Festival.
2011 – Chickenfoot, featuring guitar hero Joe Satriani, frontman Sammy Hagar, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and world renowned drummer Chad Smith, have confirmed multiple UK release dates and formats for their highly anticipated second album Chickenfoot III,

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