Saturday, 12 September 2015

Today in rock history 12th September

Saturday September 12th
1952 – Gerry Beckley, the singer with “Horse With No Name” hit-makers America, is born.
1952 – Rush drummer Neal Peart is born
1956 – Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson is born in Glasgow,
1967 – Whilst on their magical mystery jaunt around Britain, the Beatles’ psychedelic bus ends up causing a traffic jam. John Lennon tries to rectify the situation by tearing the signs off the side of the vehicle.
1970 – At the Hollywood Bowl, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and others pay tribute to the late Woody Guthrie with a memorial concert.
1970 – In New Orleans, thieves steal $40,000 worth of Pink Floyd’s touring equipment.
1972 – Everyone’s favorite singing thug, Liam Gallagher of Oasis is born.
1974 – Bob Dylan begins sessions for his album Blood on the Tracks.
1975 – Pink Floyd release Wish You Were Here.
1990 – Could this be the end of Fleetwood Mac? Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie both think so, as they announce they will no longer sing with the soft rockers
2003 – The Beatles sue Apple computers, alleging their iTunes store infringes copyrights on the logo of their Apple Corps record label.
2004 – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eddie Vedder, Henry Rollins and L.A. punk legends X play at a benefit tribute to the Ramones in Hollywood’s Avalon club.
2007 – the surviving members of Led Zeppelin announced they would reform for a star-studded tribute concert in London.

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