Saturday, 15 August 2015

Today in rock history August 16th

Sunday August 16th
1962 – Brian Epstein told Pete Best that the other Beatles wanted him out of the group, and that he was being replaced
1965 – David Jones’ official stage name became David Bowie.
1966 – During a US tour The Beatles appeared at the John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia playing their set during huge electric storm.
1966 – The Byrds played the fist of two nights at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California.
1968 – Bruce Springsteen’s new band Earth made their live debut at the Off Broad Street Coffee House in Red Bank, New Jersey, admission was 75c.
1969 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young supported by Joni Mitchell appeared at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, Illinois.
1969 – During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park with Joe Cocker as support. Zeppelin had been asked to perform at Woodstock but due to this gig commitment were unable to attend.
1975 – Peter Gabriel announces his departure from Genesis.
1977 – Elvis Presley is found unconscious in his bathroom at Graceland Mansion. He is pronounced dead of heart failure.
2002 – The Rolling Stones perform a surprise club show in Toronto in preparation for their upcoming Licks world tour.
2012 – Elton John’s Bassist, Bob (Robert Wayne) Birch, dies from Suicide.

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