Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Today in rock history 22nd September

Tuesday September 22nd
1949 – David Coverdale of the groups Whitesnake and Deep Purple is born in Saltburnon on Sea, England.
1960 – Joan Jett is born in Philadelphia.
1965 – Grace Slick makes her singing debut with San Francisco’s Great Society in North Beach, Calif.
1965 – The Who kick off their Scandinavian tour by mostly kicking one another in Copenhagen. Roger Daltrey is nearly thrown out of the band after punching Keith Moon.
1967 – Filming their Magical Mystery Tour, the Beatles shoot the scene in which Ringo gets his tickets from John Lennon.
1980 – John Lennon signs a new record deal with Geffen Records as he prepares to release Double Fantasy, his first album of new material in six years.
1984 – John Waite has the No. 1 American single with “Missing You.”
1985 – Champaign, Ill., hosts the first Farm Aid. Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, and Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers inaugurate the charity concert, which raises $10 million for beleaguered farmers and becomes an annual event.
1990 – Nirvana plays the Motor Sports International Garage with Mudhoney’s Dan Peters on Drums. Peters quickly leaves the band.
1992 – Bruce Springsteen’s recording of MTV Unplugged loses the “un” after he decides he’d rather go electric.
1998 – White Zombie calls it a night. Bassist Sean Yseult confirms that the 13-year-old hard rock group has decided to break up.
1999 – Bono meets the pope at the Vatican. The pope offers his support for Bono’s Third World-debt-ending initiative Jubilee 2000. He also steals the U2 singer’s sunglasses.
2000 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the last night of their American tour in Seattle.
2003 – Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora become co-owners of the Arena Football League expansion team the Philadelphia Soul.
  2005 – Jimmy Page was made an honorary citizen of Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro for his work helping its street children.

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