Sunday, 6 September 2015

Today in rock history 6th September

Sunday September 6th
1944 – Roger Waters of Pink Floyd is born in Cambridge,
1961 – Bob Dylan makes his New York debut, playing at the Gaslight Cafe
1968 – Eric Clapton contributes a solo to the Beatles track “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
1969 – David Bowie debuts on UK chart with ‘Space Oddity
1970 – Hendrix, Cox and Mitchell play the Love and Peace Festival in Puttgarden, Germany. Hendrix then returns to London.
1974 – T. Rex embarks on their US tour
1975 – ZZ Top hits #20 with “Tush”
1975 – ‘Born to Run’ by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is released. The album garners critical raves, and Springsteen appears on the covers of both ‘Time’ and ‘Newsweek’ at the end of October.
1975 – Ritchie Blackmore’s new group Rainbow makes its chart debut with their self-titled LP.
1980 – Ginger Baker quits recently re-formed Atomic Rooster to join Hawkwind, which soon crumbles.
1989 – At Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium, the Steelers football team is required to find another place to practice, as the Rolling Stones are rehearsing their concert there.
1989 – Neil Young had his video for “This Note’s for You” named Best Video of the Year by MTV at its sixth annual awards ceremony
1990 – Tom Fogerty, who played rhythm guitar with his brother John in Creedence Clearwater Revival, dies
1999 – Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland is sentenced to a year in jail for a probation violation.
2006 – For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Chart Toppers 200 with “Modern Times.”

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