Thursday, 17 September 2015

Today in rock history 17th September


Thursday September 17th
1947 – Lol Creme of 10cc  is born in Manchester.
1967 – The Doors appear on TV’s “Ed Sullivan Show.” Sullivan asks Jim Morrison to omit the line “Girl, we can’t get much higher” from the song “Light My Fire.” Morrison agrees, then sings it anyway.
1967 – On The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, in one of the greatest rock TV moments ever, Keith Moon rigs his drum set to explode at the end of the Who’s performance of “My Generation.” The resulting detonation cuts Moon’s leg, singes Pete Townshend’s hair, and does some serious damage to his hearing.
1984 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Missing You,” John Waite.
1991 – Rob Tyner, the lead singer for the ’60s hard rock group the MC5, dies of a heart attack at his home in Berkley, Mich. He was 46.
1991- Slash says the logic behind Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II is that fans can buy one and tape the other off their friends. Regardless, the band sells half a million copies of the two records in two hours.
1997 – The Fleetwood Mac reunion tour in support of the band’s new album “The Dance,” gets under way at the Meadows in Hartford, Conn.
2003 – U2’s Bono meets with President George W. Bush to discuss giving more money to AIDS initiatives.
2010 – Ozzy Osbourne cancels German show due to back troubles
2010 – Fox will announce next week that recording artists Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are joining “American Idol” as judges,

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