Sunday, 20 September 2015

Today in rock history 20th September

Sunday September 20th
1947 – Styx drummer John Panozzo is born
1963 – The Rolling Stones’ second single, “Poison Ivy,” is withdrawn.
1964 – The Beatles wrap up their American tour with a charity show in Brooklyn, N.Y. Bob Dylan visits them backstage and later introduces the bandmates to pot.
1966 – George Harrison journeys to India to meet with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for the first time.
1966 – Guitarist Nuno Bettencourt of Boston metal band Extreme is born in Portugal
1967 – Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, the identical twin sons of singer Ricky Nelson, are born.
1968 – Ben Shepherd, bassist for Seattle grunge outfit Soundgarden is born in Okinawa, Japan.
1969 – No. 1 on both the American and British albums charts today is Blind Faith, the only album by the supergroup that features Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, and Ginger Baker.
1969 – The Beatles’ publishing company, Northern Songs, is bought by Associated TV for 1 million pounds, while their new business affairs manager, Allen Klein, negotiates an increased royalty rate for the band with EMI/Capitol.
1970 – Jim Morrison is found guilty in Miami of indecent exposure and profanity stemming from a local performance by the Doors.
1971 – Peter Frampton quits Humble Pie to start his solo career.
1972 – Police raid Paul and Linda McCartney’s farm, where they uncover a crop of cannabis.
1973 – Los Angeles’ Roxy club opens with a show by Neil Young & Crazy Horse.
1991 – Nirvana kicks off a six-week U.S. tour.
2003 – Rocker Melissa Etheridge exchanges vows with her partner, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, in California, in spite of a law preventing homosexuals from marrying in the state.
2005 – INXS select J.D. Fortune (surely not his real name) to be their front man in the final episode of the reality series Rock Star: INXS.
2006 – The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards says he’s finally given up drugs … because they’re not strong enough. “I think the quality’s gone down,”

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