Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Today in rock history 2nd September

Wednesday 2nd September
1951 - Mik Kaminski-violinist for Electric Light Orchestra born
1957 - Steve Porcaro-keyboardist for Toto born
1970: Genesis ran an advertisement for a drummer in U.K. music magazine Melody Maker for a drummer. Phil Collins answered the ad & Genesis hired him after Collins told them he played percussion on George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass.
1984: Van Halen performed their final concert with their original lineup as part of the Monsters of Rock tour in Nuremburg, Germany on a bill that included AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Dio & Motley Crue.
1989: The Jeff Healey Band peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Angel Eyes” which was also used in the movie Road House.
1989: Ozzy Osbourne was charged with threatening to murder his wife Sharon. The charges were dropped when they reconciled and Osbourne immediately entered rehab.
1993: At the MTV Video Music Awards held in Los Angeles at the Universal Amphitheatre, Neil Young joined Pearl Jam on stage for a rendition of Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World”. Pearl Jam also won Video of The Year, Best Group Video, Best Director and Best Metal/Hard Rock Video for “Jeremy”.
1995: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened its doors in Cleveland. Later that night nearby at Cleveland Stadium, The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame took place with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Heart, & Lou Reed.
2000: Approximately 700 Def Leppard fans received refunds at a concert at the Oregon State Fair in Salem due to being accused of playing too quietly in order to obey local noise ordinances.
2003: The Clash received a Lifetime Achievement award at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London.

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