Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Today in rock history 1st September

Tuesday 1st September
1955 – Bruce Foxton, bassist with the Jam, is born
1967: Boz Scaggs joined the Steve Miller Band as their new guitarist. Scaggs would leave the group the following year.
1977: Rush released their fifth studio album A Farewell to Kings which went on to be one of their first albums to be certified Gold & went on to sell a million copies in the U.S.
1977: Generation X, which featured Billy Idol on vocals released their debut single “Your Generation”.
1979: Kiss kicked off the second leg of their North American tour in support of Dynasty at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. Judas Priest was the opening act for this leg of the tour.
1979: U2 released their debut EP U2-3 which was exclusively available in Ireland at the time of its release.
1980: Fleetwood Mac ended their nine-month tour in support of their double album Tusk at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham told the audience “This is our last show for a long time” as group members worked on solo projects.
1983: The Clash fired guitarist Mick Jones due to Jones’ problematic behavior
1998: Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan was charged with assault and battery for allegedly striking a security guard in the head with a microphone during a concert the previous month. The security guard was trying to move an unruly fan away from the stage.

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