Saturday, 31 October 2015

Today in rock history 31st October

 Today in rock history Saturday 31st October
 1945 – Roxy Music bassist Rik Kenton is born
  1945 – Russ Ballard, who as the lead singer for Argent, wrote “God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll to You,” is born in Waltham Cross, England.
1961 – U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. is born in Dublin.
 1964 – Bob Dylan performs a Halloween concert at New York’s Philharmonic Hall. CBS is recording the show for a possible live album. Dylan shows off a new composition called “Advice to Geraldine on Her Miscellaneous Birthday.”
  1966 – King Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) of the Beastie Boys is born in Brooklyn, New York.
1967 – Having spent a night at Wormwood Scrubs Prison, Rolling Stone Brian Jones is ordered to spend nine months in jail after pleading guilty to marijuana possession. He appeals the judge’s decision and is released on bail.
1968 – Linda Eastman arrives in England to take up living with Paul McCartney.
 1974 – Led Zeppelin officially launch their Swan Song label with a party at England’s Chislehurst Caves.
 1992 – Tonight on ABC, stay-at-home trick-or-treaters can watch the Halloween Jam at Universal Studios, featuring AC/DC, the Black Crowes,  Ozzy Osbourne, and Slaughter.
  1998 – Kiss kicks off its Psycho-Circus tour with a Halloween extravaganza in Los Angeles that dazzles thousands of fans, many of whom arrive in costumes.
 2003 – Jane’s Addiction play a surprise “flash mob” gig outside London’s Brixton Academy immediately after their Halloween show there. Fans were invited to the karaoke-styled set via text message.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Today in rock history 30th October

Today in rock history Friday 30th October
1939 – Grace Slick (Grace Wing) of Jefferson Airplane/Starship is born in Chicago.
 1946 – Drummer Chris Slade, who played with both AC/DC and Manfred Mann, is born.
 1947 – Timothy B. Schmit, singer with the Eagles and Poco, is born in Oakland, Calif.
 1966 – Pink Floyd sign with their new managers Peter Jenner and Andrew King.
 1967 – Brian Jones answers charges of drug possession in a London court. The Rolling Stones guitarist pleads guilty to possessing marijuana and not guilty to possessing cocaine and Methedrine. The judge sends him to prison to await sentencing on the following day.
1967 – Bush’s Gavin Rossdale is born in London 
1970 – Jim Morrison has legal problems of his own. A Miami court sentences him to six months in jail and a $500 fine for indecent exposure for allegedly flashing an audience.
 1972 – Elton John performs at the Royal Variety Performance for Queen Elizabeth II. He’s the first rocker to do so since the Beatles entertained her majesty in 1963.
 1976 – Led Zeppelin announce that they will embark on another world tour. However, the tour is later postponed due to Robert Plant’s tonsillitis.
 1978 – NBC-TV airs the animated TV movie, “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park,” in which the band Kiss foils a mad scientist.
 1988 – Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Seattle megagroup Nirvana, smashes his very first guitar.
 1995 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces the induction of David Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, Pete Seeger, the Shirelles, and the Velvet Underground.
 1998 – David Bowie kicks off a contest on his Web site, asking users to help him finish writing the lyrics for the song “What’s Really Happening.”
 2003 – Over a hundred police Police are called to a Marilyn Manson concert in Kansas City after fans push down a security barrier twice and the shock-rocker abruptly ends his show.

Brit Rock 31st October

Brit Rock 31st October
1.   U2 - Sunday bloody Sunday
2.   Quiet Riot - Cum on feel the noize
3.   Robert Plant - Big log
4.   Don Henley - Dirty laundry
5.   Metallica - Seek and destroy
6.   Bryan Adams - Cuts like a knife
7.   Marillion - Script for a jester's tear
8.   Journey - Faithfully
9.   The Police - Syncronicity
10. Twisted Sister - I am I'm me
11. Yes - Owner of a lonely heart
12. Def Leppard - Stagefright
13. Talking Heads - Burning down the house
14. Billy Idol - Rebel yell
15. ELO - Secret messages
16. Big Country - Chance
17. Dio - Holy diver
18. ZZ Top - TV dinners
19. Motley Crue - Shout at the devil
20. Rolling Stones - Undercover of the night
21. REM - Radio song
22. Judas Priest - Living after midnight

Hour three is punk rock
1.   Magazine - Shot by both sides
2.   Buzzcocks - What do I get
3.   The Ramones - Sheena is a punk rocker
4.   Generation X - King rocker
5.   Green Day - When I come around
6.   Bowling For Soup - 1985
7.   Dr Feelgood - Milk and alcohol
8.   Broken English - Coming on strong
9.   The Stranglers - Something better change
10. Tom Robinson Band - 2468 motorway
11. Weezer - Hash pipe
12. Pigeon Detectives - Take her back
13. The Clash - London calling
14. The Undertones - Jimmy Jimmy
15. Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK
16. Flogging Molly - Devil's dance floor
17. Blink 182 - Always

Timesweep 31st October

It's Halloween this week on Timesweep
Timesweep 31st October
Part 1
1. Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the moon
2. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
3. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad moon rising
4. Uriah Heep - The wizard
5. Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
6. Santana - Black magic woman

Part 2
1. The Eagles - Witchy woman
2. Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein
3. Blue Oyster Cult - Don't fear the reaper
4. Alice Cooper - Feed my Frankenstein
5. ACDC - Highway to hell

Part 3
1. Blind Faith - Cant find my way home
2. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Under the bridge
3. Emerson Lake and Palmer - Karn evil no. 9
4. Poison - Every rose has its thorn

Part 4
1. The Byrds - Eight miles high
2. The Guess Who - American woman
3. Air Supply - Making love out of nothing at all
4. Bryan Adams - Straight from the heart

Part 5
1. Bob Dylan - Like a rolling stone
2. Elton John - Saturday night's alright for fighting

Part 6
1. The Cars - Just what I needed
2. Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Woodfstock
3. Bruce Springsteen - Brilliant disguise

Part 7
1. Bob Dylan - Subteranean homesick blues
2. The Beatles - I'm a loser
3. The Zombies - She's not there
4. The Kinks - 'Till the end of the day
5. The Yardbirds - For your love
6. The Who - The kids are alright

Part 8
1. Styx - Mr Roboto
2. Mink De Ville - Spanish stroll
3. Ram Jam - Black Betty
4. Thin Lizzy - Don't believe a word

Part 9
1. ACDC - It's a long way to the top
2. The Eagles - New kid in town
3. Rolling Stones - Fool to cry

Part 10
1. Queen - Somebody to love
2. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird

Part 11
1. Pink Floyd - Shine on you crazy diamond
2. Kansas - Dust in the wind

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Today in rock history 29th October

Today in rock history Thursday 29th October
1944 – Moody Blues guitarist/vocalist Denny Laine is born on the Jersey coast in England.
1955 – Quiet Riot vocalist Kevin Dubrow is born in Los Angeles.
 1957 – Buddy Holly & the Crickets’ “Oh Boy!” is released by Brunswick Records. It will peak at #10 in the US and #3 in the UK.
 1967 – During an American promotional tour, Pink Floyd appear on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. They lip-sync their single “See Emily Play,” but singer Syd Barrett keeps his mouth shut throughout the “performance.”
 1967 – In Battersea, England, the Beatles shoot more sequences for their film The Magical Mystery Tour, including the scene in which Ringo and his Aunt Jessie go up the street to the tour bus.
 1967 – Hair, advertised as the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, opens off-Broadway at the Public Theater in New York’s East Village. The show will eventually move to Broadway for a successful run.
 1969 – In today’s Rat Magazine, one journalist gathers together all the evidence that Paul McCartney is indeed dead.
 1971 – Allman Brothers guitarist Duane Allman is killed when he crashes his motorcycle to avoid a truck in Macon, Ga.
 1973 – The Who’s double album, “Quadrophenia” received gold record status. It stayed on the US charts for 40 weeks and on Britain’s charts for 12 weeks.
 1976 – Officials at Lancaster Polytechnic, Coventry, England, halt a planned show by The Sex Pistols, saying that they didn’t want “that sort of thing” in their town.
 1977 – A 30 year old Rocker named Marvin Lee Aday, who uses the stage name Meat Loaf, releases his landmark album “Bat Out Of Hell”. Since that time, the LP has sold over 43 million copies worldwide.
 1983 – Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” marks its 491st week on the Billboard album chart, surpassing the previous record holder, “Johnny’s Greatest Hits” by Johnny Mathis. When it finally fell off of list in October 1988, “Dark Side” had set a record of 741 weeks on the chart.
 1990 – The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame announces their newest inductees: The Byrds, LaVern Baker, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed and Ike & Tina Turner.
 1996 – Best of, Video Hits, Vol. 1 (Van Halen) is released
 1998 – Three ex-members of the San Francisco punk band the Dead Kennedys sue former lead singer Jello Biafra (Eric Reed Boucher), claiming he diverted money owed to his bandmates for his own use.
 1999 – The surviving members of The Who, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle, reunited for the first time in two years for a concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to launch Pixelon, a new internet video company.
 2003 – Steve O’Rourke, manager of Pink Floyd since 1968, dies in England of a stroke. He is 63.
 2005 – The four original wax heads of The Beatles that were used for the cover of their Sgt. Pepper album were auctioned off after being discovered in a back room at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London.

Today in rock history 28th October

Today in rock history Wednesday 28th October
1936 – Fiddler Charlie Daniels is born in Wilmington, N.C. His band enjoyed its biggest hit with 1979’s “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”
 1937 – English bluesman Graham Bond is born in Romford. His band the Graham Bond Organization was the early proving ground for future Cream members Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker.
 1941 – Hank Marvin, guitarist with the English instrumental group the Shadows, is born in Newcastle. His distinctive twang inspired Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, and Keith Richards.
 1948 – Black Oak Arkansas guitarist Rickie Reynolds is born in … Black Oak, Ark.
 1961 – In a record shop today in Liverpool, England, a customer asks clerk Brian Epstein for “My Bonnie,” a single by the Beatles. Epstein doesn’t have it, but after a second customer requests the record he orders it and tracks the group down to the Cavern club. Epstein later becomes the band’s manager.
 1972 – The United States Council for World Affairs adopts the Who’s “Join Together” as its anthem.
 1982 – The Jam announces it is breaking up. Bandleader Paul Weller forms the Style Council with Mick Talkbot shortly thereafter.
  1985 – Bob Dylan releases Biograph, one of the first major box sets.
 2003 – At a benefit show in Santa Barbara, Calif., Pearl Jam are joined onstage by ex-drummer Jack Irons, singer/songwriter Jack Johnson, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, and Chris Cornell for an impromptu Temple of the Dog reunion.
 2007 – UK band The Hoosiers went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut album ‘The Trick To Life’,

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Today in rock history 27th October

Today in rock history Tuesday 27th October
1949 – Bassist Garry Tallent of the E Street Band is born
 1962 – In London, the Rolling Stones make their first recordings at Curly Clayton Studios. The band, which currently consists of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, pianist Ian Stewart, and drummer Tony Chapman, cut Muddy Waters’ “Soon Forgotten,” Jimmy Reed’s “Close Together,” and Bo Diddley’s “You Can’t Judge a Book (By Looking at the Cover).”
 1975 – Bruce Springsteen is featured on the covers of Time and Newsweek simultaneously – the first rock’n’roller to do so.
 1980 – Mark David Chapman purchases the five-shot Charter Arms .38 Special he will use to kill John Lennon.
 1984 – Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne become the proud parents of a daughter, Kelly. Kelly will later launch her own singing career off the success of the reality TV show The Osbournes.
 1996 – In Westwood, Calif., Bruce Springsteen performs at a rally against Proposition 209. If passed, the proposition would end affirmative action in California.
 1999 – Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of “South Park.” Korn members Jonathan Davis, James “Munky” Shaffer, Brian “Head” Welch, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and David Silveria lend their likenesses and voices – as well as the song “Falling Away From Me” – to the episode.
2002 – Foo Fighters scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘One By One.
 2003 – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers receive the Legend award at the Radio Music Awards, despite Petty’s album The Last DJ slamming the current state of the radio industry.
 2003 – Stone Temple Pilot singer Scott Weiland is arrested for DUI in Los Angeles after allegedly driving his BMW into a parked van.
 2007 – Keith Richards marched with campaigners protesting against possible Sussex hospital cuts. The Stones guitarist joined 15,000 people for the walk through Chichester to oppose plans which could see St Richard’s Hospital downgraded. A spokeswoman for the guitarist said: “Keith is a long-standing member of the West Wittering community and is pleased to lend his support to local efforts to save St Richard’s Hospital.”
 2013 – Lou Reed passed away today.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Today in rock history 26th October

Today in rock history Monday 26th October
1944 – Them bassist Alan Henderson is born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1953 – Keith Strickland, drummer/guitarist with the B-52’s, is born in Athens.
 1961 – Bob Dylan signs with Columbia Records after attracting the notice of the revered A&R man John Hammond.
1962 – Bob Dylan records with a band for the first time at sessions for his Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan album. 
1962 – The Beatles’ debut single, “Love Me Do,” enters the English chart.
1964 – The Beatles spend their last day recording tracks for the album Beatles for Sale. Their rockabilly hero Carl Perkins visits them in the studio.
 1965 – Queen Elizabeth presents the Beatles with MBE’s at Buckingham Palace in London.
 1967 – Pink Floyd performs the first of three nights at San Francisco’s Fillmore.
 1970 – The mother of Meredith Hunter, the man slain at the ill-fated Altamont festival, sues the Rolling Stones.
  1973 – John Lennon releases his “Mind Games” single in the U.S. It later peaks at No. 18.
 1974 – Keith Richards files a planning application with his local council, asking for permission to refurbish his Redlands, England, mansion. The house burned down in 1973.
 1980 – During a recording session, Jefferson Starship’s Paul Kantner suffers a stroke. He later makes a full recovery after spending two weeks in a Los Angeles hospital.
 1998 – Shock-rock glam band Marilyn Manson kicks off its highly anticipated Mechanical Animals tour in Kansas City, Mo., without incident.
  2001 – Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif.
  2007 – Pete Doherty was given a suspended prison term for drugs and motoring offences after admitting driving while uninsured, having no MOT and while in possession of crack cocaine.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Today in rock history 25th October

Today in rock history Sunday 25th October
1944 – Vocalist Jon Anderson of Yes is born in Lancashire, England
1948 – Guitarist Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest is born.
1956 – Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs is born in Hanover, Germany.
 1960 – A 17-year-old Mick Jagger accidentally meets his old school chum Keith Richards on a train. The two bond together again over a mutual love of R&B record.
1963 – The Beatles begin their first tour of Sweden in Karlstad.
1968 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono announce that their first child should be born sometime in January. Unfortunately, Yoko miscarries.
 1969 – Led Zeppelin play to their largest indoor crowd to date. At the Boston Garden, they perform before a crowd of 17,000 and rake in $45,000.
1969 – Pink Floyd release their quadruple-sided monstrosity Ummagumma. Song titles include “The Grand Vizier’s Garden Party,” “Sisyphus, Part IV,” and “Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict".
1991 – Promoter Bill Graham, the former mime troupe cohort who owned the storied Fillmore venues and put on the Philadelphia Live Aid concert, dies in a helicopter crash.
2003 – Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson, Pearl Jam, Incubus, Dashboard Confessional and Wilco are among the performers at the 17th annual Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, Calif.
  2003 – Papa Roach drummer Dave Buckner marries Mia Tyler during a performance by her dad’s band, Aerosmith, in Las Vegas.
2006 – Kurt Cobain tops Forbes’ list of the top-earning dead rock stars.
2006 – Ronnie James Dio announce he’s reuniting with his old Black Sabbath chums–Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward–as Heaven and Hell. 
2014 – Jack Bruce dies at the age of 71.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Today in rock history 24th October

Today in rock history Saturday 24th October
1936 – Bill Wyman, bass, The Rolling Stones, is born.
1946 – Steppenwolf drummer Jerry Edmonton is born in Canada.
1966 – Beatles manager Brian Epstein arranges to bring his band’s heroes the Four Tops over to England for a tour.
1973 – John Lennon sues the U.S. government, accusing it of tapping his phone.
 1973 – At the Marlborough Street Magistrate Court in London, Rolling Stone Keith Richards is slapped with a $500 fine and given a conditional discharge on three firearm offenses and four drug charges. His girlfriend Anita Pallenberg is given a conditional discharge after she was found in possession of 25 Mandrax tablets.
1975 – Bob Dylan re-records “Hurricane” after earlier versions of his song about the imprisoned boxer misidentified a bystander in the bar where Hurricane Carter was alleged to have shot two men. It’s his final session for the Desire album.
1978 – In Toronto, Keith Richards pleads guilty to heroin possession. The judge gives him a one-year suspended sentence and orders him to play a benefit for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
 1979 – The September release of In Through the Out Door, Led Zeppelin’s first new album in three years, buoys sales of their back catalog. Today, all nine of their albums are among Billboard‘s top 200 albums. Led Zeppelin IV occupies the No. 90 spot, with In Through at No. 1.
1980 – Paul McCartney is honored by the Guinness Book of World Records for being the best-selling songwriter and recording artist in music history.
1988 – Opening arguments are heard in the case of Fantasy Records vs. John Fogerty. The label claims Fogerty’s solo recording “The Old Man Down the Road” sounds a little too much like his Creedence Clearwater Revival song “Run Through the Jungle,” for which it owns the copyright.
 1989 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces that it’s inducting the Who, Simon & Garfunkel, the Kinks, the Platters, Hank Ballard, Bobby Darin, the Four Seasons, the Four Tops, Holland/Dozier/Holland, Carole King, and Gerry Goffin.
1991 – When 12,000 people turn up to see Bryan Adams at Glasgow, Scotland’s Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, he breaks the record for the largest all-standing indoor concert.
 1995 – Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band’s first studio album in four years, “It’s A Mystery,” is released.
 2003 – Metallica cancel their South American tour this month, blaming physical injury and mental exhaustion. Says James Hetfield, “we are fried… both in body and in mind.”
 2003 – Bruce Springsteen pledges money to help save the Bottom Line, a storyed New York club faced with eviction. In the past, the folk venue has played host to such names as Springsteen, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder and Bonnie Raitt.
 2003 – Ben Moody, Evanescence’s founding guitarist , walks out on the Goth rockers in the midst of their European tour. Singer Amy Lee fumes, “”You don’t do that to your band. You wouldn’t do that to your friends or your family. You don’t do that to anyone.”
 2005 – Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille is sentenced to 80 days behind bars after he pleaded no contest to DUI and causing injury. DeVille was arrested after running into a parked car in August.
 2006 – To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its best-selling album, Def Leppard reissues Hysteria as a two-CD package. Beyond a remastered edition of the original album, the new edition includes a bonus disc with a host of non-album tracks first issued during the period.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Today in rock history 23rd October

Today in rock history Friday 23rd October
1947 – Humble Pie bassist Greg Ridley is born in Cumberland, England.
 1959 – Novelty singer and accordionist “Weird Al” Yankovic is born in Lynnwood, Calif. Among his parodies are “Like a Surgeon,” a parody of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” and “Eat It,” a parody of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”
 1961 – Young folk singer Bob Dylan is interviewed for a second time by journalist Izzy Young.
 1963 – The Beatles record “I Wanna Be Your Man,” then fly to Sweden to start a tour there. The song was originally written by Lennon and McCartney on the spur of the moment to provide their friends the Rolling Stones with a hit single.
 1966 – The Yardbirds, with new recruit Jimmy Page, perform at San Francisco’s Fillmore.
 1969 – Columbia Records announces it will take legal action to stop sales of Great White Wonder, the popular bootleg set of previously unreleased Bob Dylan material.
1972 – Filming begins on That’ll Be the Day, a musical starring David Essex, Ringo Starr, and Keith Moon.
 1978 – Sid Vicious tries to commit suicide at Rikers Island in New York.Vicious was waiting to be charged with murder following the stabbing death of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.
 1980 – Signing off work, Mark David Chapman gives his name as “John Lennon.” He would kill the Beatle two months later.
 1998 – A federal judge in St. Louis rules that the Fort Zumwalt High School marching band will not be allowed to play Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” in its ’60s medley. The song had been banned by the high school superintendent on the grounds it promoted drug use.

Brit Rock 24th October

Brit Rock 24th October
1. Gun - Better days
2. Aerosmith - Janie's got a gun
3. Poison - Your mama don't dance
4. Led Zeppelin - Dancing days
5. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Superstitious
6. Europe - Superstitious
7. Glass Giants - Up all night
8. The Bible - Honey be good
9. Youth Club - Pressure
10.Queen & David Bowie - Under pressure
11. The Island Club - Paper kiss
12. Deep Purple - A gypsy's kiss
13. Foghat - Slow ride
In hour two, I'm joined by Michael Sweet, lead guitarist and singer with the biggest Christian rock band in the world - Stryper.
14.Stryper - Calling on you
15. Michael Sweet - I'm not your suicide
16. Stryper - Honestly
17. Stryper - Fallen
18. Stryper - Surrender
19. Stryper - To hell with the devil
20. Boston - Rock and roll band
21.Sweet and Lynch - Love you crazy
22. Stryper - Soldiers under command
23. Stryper - Yahweh

Hour three is a look at the fascinating subject that is men
1.   Heart - Magic man
2.   ZZ Top - Sharp dressed man
3.   Spencer Davis Group - I'm a man
4.   Joe Jackson - Real men
5.   Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple man
6.   Bob Dylan - Mr tambourine man
7.   Neil Young - Southern man
8.   Nirvana - The man who sold the world
9.   REM - Man on the moon
10. Fleetwood Mac - Man of the world
11. The Beatles - Nowhere man
12. Allman Bros Band - Ramblin' man

Timesweep 24th October

Timesweep 24th October
Part one
1. Deep Purple - Space trucking
2. David Bowie - Space oddity
3. Steve Miller Band - Space cowboy
4. Joe Cocker - Space captain
5. The Byrds - Mr spaceman

Part 2
1. The Moody Blues - Ride my see saw
2. The Moody Blues - Nights in white satin
3. Elton John - Rocket man
4. Pink Floyd - Brain damage
5. Focus - Sylvia
6. Violinski - Clog dance

Part 3
1. Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
2. Rainbow - 16th century greensleeves
3. Deep Purple - Burn

Part 4
1. Elton John - Pinball wizard
2. Doobie Bros - Take me in your arms
3. Smokie - Don't play your rock and roll to me
4. Bad Company - Shooting star

Part 5
1. David Bowie - Fame
2. Bruce Springsteen - Thunder road
3. Pink Floyd - Wish you were here

Part 6
1. Black Sabbath - Heaven and hell
2. John Lennon - Mind games

Part 7
1. Elton John - The bitch is back
2. Bruce Springsteen - Born to run
3. Lou Reed - Satillite of love

Part 8
1. The Who - Join together
2. Meatloaf - Paradise by the dashboard light

Part 9
1. Motley Crue - Girls girls girls
2. Fleetwood Mac - Big love
3. Gary Moore - Wild frontier
4. Guns 'N' Roses - Paradise city

Part 10
1. Grateful Dead - Touch of grey
2. U2 - Where the streets have no name
3. George Harrison - When we was fab

Part 11
1. Genesis - land of confusion
2. Whitesnake - Still of the night
3. Heart - There's the girl

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Today in rock history 22nd October

Today in rock history Wednesday 22nd October
1943 – Bobby Fuller, he of the Bobby Fuller Four, is born in Baytown, Texas.
 1945 – Mountain’s main mountain, Leslie West is born in New York.
 1964 – The High Numbers fail an audition with the record company EMI. The band would become better known as the Who.
 1965 – The Beatles record the electric piano solo for “In My Life.”
 1969 – After issuing an official statement denying he is dead, Paul McCartney goes to Scotland to enjoy a vacation.
 1976 – The soundtrack to Led Zeppelin’s The Song Remains the Same is released as the concert film opens nationwide.
 1982 – If you were in Worcester, Mass., it is Van Halen Day. Local fans had handed over a petition to the band demanding it play another date there. They managed to secure 25,000 signatures.
1994 – Producer Jimmy Miller dies in Boulder, Colo. He gave the rock back to the Rolling Stones when he produced “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” and worked on their finest records, as well as albums by Traffic and Motorhead.
 2000 – R.E.M. graces its Athens, Ga., hometown with the band’s first concert appearance there in eight years. The three-song performance, held on the steps of the Athens Clarke County Courthouse, comes as part of Land Aid, a local festival that strives to improve the economic environment of Athens and its surrounding area.
2003 – UK comedy/glam rockers The Darkness resume their tour in London, after cancelling three dates, with singer Justin Hawkins denies tabloid reports that he has throat cancer.

Today in rock history 21st October

Today in rock history Tuesday 21st October
1940 – Manfred Mann (Michael Lubowitz) is born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  1946 – Born on this day, Lee Loughnane, trumpet, Chicago,
  1947 – Tetsu Yamauchi, bassist with Free and the Faces, is born in Fukuoka, Japan.
  1952 – Brent Mydland, keyboardist and vocalist with the Grateful Dead, is born in Munich. He joined in the band in 1979, replacing Keith and Donna Godchaux.
 1957 – The Elvis Presley film “Jailhouse Rock” premieres.
 1957 – Toto guitarist/singer Steve Lukather is born in Los Angeles.
 1966 – The Who perform on British TV’s Ready Steady Go! In a Viacom-esque example of synergy, the band has just released an EP called Ready Steady Who!
 1971 – Mick and Bianca Jagger become the proud parents of Jade Jagger.
 1974 – John Lennon begins producing his Rock ‘n’ Roll album himself at the Record Plant Studios.
 1975 – Elton John is the latest addition to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  1995 – Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon is found dead on his tour bus from an accidental drug overdose.
 1998 – Kiss members Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick are sued for copyright infringement over the song “Dreamin’,” which the suit alleges sounds too similar to the Alice Cooper hit “Eighteen.”
 2003 – AC/DC reopen the refurbished Hammersmith Apollo in London with a hit-heavy set and the inevitable “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)” finale.
 2006 – Sandy West, drummer for influential ’70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer.
 2006 – Rockin’ band from Little Rock, Evanescence were at No.1 on the US album chart with their second album ‘The Open Door.’
 2007 – Kid Rock and five members of his entourage were arrested after an argument with a man escalated into a fight in a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Today in rock history 20th October

Today in rock history Tuesday 20th October
1953 – Tom Petty is born in Gainesville, Fla.
 1961 – Bob Dylan’s self-titled debut album is recorded
 1961 – Bob Dylan gives an interview to Izzy Young, mentioning a new composition, “California Brown Eyed Baby,” that he’s written.
 1964 – James George “Soni” Sonefeld, drummer for the band Hootie & The Blowfish, is born in Lansing, Michigan.
1964 – The Rolling Stones play Paris for the first time. The gig ends with the now-traditional riot, in which 150 people are arrested.
 1966 – In New York, the Yardbirds with Jimmy Page record a jingle for the Great Shakes beverage, utilizing the riff from their song “Over Under Sideways Down.”
 1967 – The Beatles record the flute used in “The Fool on the Hill.”
 1969 – The Who play the first of six nights at New York’s Fillmore East, playing the entirety of their Tommy rock opera.
 1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono release The Wedding Album in the U.S. Highlights include “John and Yoko,” in which the couple yell each other’s name for 25 minutes.
 1976 – The Song Remains the Same, a film that mixes Led Zeppelin performance footage with some rather dubious Lord of the Rings-style sequences, premieres in Manhattan.
 1977 – Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd are killed when their rented plane crashes in a swamp near Gillsburg, Miss. 20 October 1977, 6:55 pm. While flying from Greenville, South Carolina to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s chartered Convair 240 aircraft crashed in a Mississippi swamp.
 1977 – Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd are killed when their rented plane crashes in a swamp near Gillsburg, Miss. 20 October 1977, 6:55 pm. While flying from Greenville, South Carolina to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s chartered Convair 240 aircraft crashed in a Mississippi swamp.
 1978 – The Police give their U.S. performance debut at CBGB’s in New York.
 1979 – On Saturday Night Live tonight, Bob Dylan performs three songs from his religiously inclined Slow Train Coming album. Observers report he’s gone gospel.
 1994 – Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young join Bob Dylan onstage at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. The trio perform “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35″ and “Highway 61 Revisited.”
 2002 – A man identifying himself as Kid Rock’s personal assistant is charged with felony and misdemeanor drug possession after a traffic stop on Rock’s tour bus on the Florida Turnpike.
 2004 – Courtney Love pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in New York. She had been accused of assault after she threw a mike stand into the audience during a March show, injuring one concertgoer.
 2010 – Slash and Myles Kennedy perform acoustically on Australia’s ‘Max Sessions';

Monday, 19 October 2015

Today in rock history 19th October

Today in rock history Monday 19th October
1951 – Alan Greenwood, keyboards, Foreigner, is born
 1961 – Although neither group has had any hits yet, the Beatles and Gerry & the Pacemakers unite to form a Liverpool supergroup, the Beatmakers, for a one-off show at Litherland Town Hall in England.
 1964 – Bluesman Howlin’ Wolf kicks off the first day of a five-day American Negro Blues Festival in England. Also performing are Willie Dixon, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Sonny Boy Williamson. Thy certainly couldn't call it that now.
1965 – The Beatles spend the day recording The Beatles’ Third Christmas Record.
 1966 – The Yardbirds land in New York to kick off their first American tour. Jeff Beck leaves after playing two dates, leaving Jimmy Page to take over the lead guitar slot.
 1968 – Eighteen-year-old guitarist Peter Frampton plays with the Small Faces during a London concert. He later joins lead singer Steve Marriott in Humble Pie.
1968 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear at Marylebone Magistrate’s Court to answer charges of marijuana possession. They are remanded on bail until November 28. 
1974 – At London’s Island studios, Jimmy Page records “Scarlet” with Keith Richards and Traffic’s Rik Grech. Vocal duties are handled by Richards. Page pronounces the track “great, really good.”
 2004 – Nirvana’s Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic appear in public together for the first time in ten years at a Las Vegas rally for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.
 2005 – U2’s Bono has lunch with George W. Bush in the White House. They discuss G8, fighting AIDS, and probably their favorite Bible story.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Today in rock history 18th October

Today in rock history Sunday 18th October
1926 – Chuck Berry is born in St. Louis
1949 – REO Speedwagon guitarist Gary Richrath is born in Peoria, Ill.
 1949 – Joe Egan, Stealers Wheel, is born
 1952 – Doobie Brothers drummer Keith Knudsen is born in Ames, Iowa. He joined the band in 1974.
 1957 – Paul McCartney makes his live debut with the Quarrymen at the New Clubmoor Hall in Liverpool
 1966 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience play before 14,500 people at the Paris Olympia less than a week after they’ve formed. The band is the support for French superstar Johnny Hallyday.
1967 – John Lennon stars as Private Gripweed in Richard Lester’s film How I Won the War, which opens tonight at London’s Premiere Theatre.
 1968 – Police raid John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s apartment in London and arrest the couple. They are charged with possession of marijuana.
 1969 – Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner is arrested for marijuana possession in Hawaii.
 1986 – Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie marries Eduardo DeMendoca
 1997 – Former Alice Cooper guitarist Glen Buxton dies at age 49
 2000 – Rage Against The Machine lead singer Zack De La Rocha quits the politicallycharged rock outfit. In a statement, he says, “I feel that it is now necessary to leave Rage because our decision-making process has completely failed.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Today in rock history 17th October

Today in rock history Saturday 17th October
1946 – Jim Tucker, original guitarist with the Turtles, is born in Los Angeles.
 1962 – The Beatles perform on TV for the first time today, on the British program People and Places.
 1967 – Bob Dylan begins recording John Wesley Harding.
 1967 – The Beatles attend a memorial service for manager Brian Epstein at the New London Synagogue.
 1969 – The Kinks play their first concert in the U.S. in four years, supporting Spirit at New York’s Fillmore East.
  1971 – Humble Pie hits #73 with “I Don’t Need a Doctor”
 1972 – Tom Donahue is make general manager of influential album-oriented rock station KSAN-FM, a position he holds until his death in 1975.
 1973 – In a court in Nice, France, Keith Richards and his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg receive suspended sentences of one year for drug possession. Both also have to pay a $1,000 fine and Richards is barred from entering France for two years. The two were busted in 1971 at a party in Ville-France-Sur-Mer.
1986 – Run-D.M.C.’s remake of “Walk This Way,” a collaboration with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, enters the Top Forty. It becomes the first big rap-rock crossover hit.
1988 – Opel, a collection of previously unreleased material by Syd Barrett, is released in England.
 1991 – John Mellencamp is hospitalized in Seattle after suffering dizzy spells during a promotion at a local radio station. His doctor later attributes the problem to “too much coffee, stress and not enough breakfast.”
1999 – Veteran rock band Santana sees its newest release “Supernatural” jump to the top spot at the nation’s retailers.
 1999 – Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band play the first rock concert at the brand-new Staples Center in Los Angeles.
  2000 – Former Wham! singer George Michael buys the piano on which John Lennon wrote “Imagine” in an auction organized by Mick Fleetwood.
 2013 – Alex and Kelly Van Halen divorced over 20 years ago, yet Kelly has kept Van Halen as her surname. Now the company that controls the group’s name is suing her for trademark infringement.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Today in rock history 16th October

Today in rock history Friday 16th October
1938 – Christa Paffgen is born in Cologne, Germany. She takes the moniker Nico before moving to New York to do a brief stint as frontwoman for The Velvet Underground.
 1943 – Bassist C.F. “Fred” Turner of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is born.
 1947 – Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir is born in San Francisco.
 1953 – Guitarist Tony Carey, who as well as performing solo was in Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, is born in Fresno, Calif..
1962 – Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is born in Melbourne, Australia, as Michael Balzary.
 1963 – It’s announced that the Beatles will play at this year’s Royal Command Performance.
 1966 – Grace Slick performs as a member of Jefferson Airplane for the first time at San Francisco’s Fillmore West after Signe Anderson bows out of the group’s lineup. Slick introduces the band to two new songs, “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love.”
1972 – Creedence Clearwater Revival announces its decision to split up.
 1981 – Bob Dylan kicks off his Shot of Love tour at the Milwaukee Auditorium. It’s his first live outing since his controversial 1979 tour, during which he played only Christian material.
 1992 – Two weeks after tearing up a picture of the pope on Saturday Night Live, Sinead O’Connor is booed at a Bob Dylan tribute concert at Madison Square Garden. She replies by reciting the words to Bob Marley’s “War” before being escorted from the stage by Kris Kristofferson,
2001 – two security guards were sacked after refusing to allow Bob Dylan into his own concert. Dylan who had demanded that security on his ‘Love and Theft’ tour should be tighter than ever didn’t have a pass when he arrived backstage.
 2003 – Courtney Love appears in court in an effort to regain custody of her daughter Francis Bean Cobain. The child was placed in the care of Kurt Cobain’s mother after Love was arrested for being under the influence of drugs.
2006 – CBGB, the legendary New York punk club credited with discovering Patti Smith and The Ramones, closed after a final gig by Smith herself. Blondie and Talking Heads also found fame after performing at the club, which helped launch US punk music.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Brit Rock 17th October

The invincible Brit Rock goes worldwide from tomorrow.
Link on the link, go to the website and find a station.
Brit Rock 17th October
1.   Rush - Passage to Bangkok
2.   Wishbone Ash - The king will come
3.   Cheap Trick - If you want my love
4.   Foreigner - That was yesterday
5.   Bad English - When I see you smile
6.   Room Full Of Strangers
7.   Buzzcocks - Everybodies happy nowadays
8.   Will Ludford - Keeping my eyes on you
9.   Geof Whiteley Project  - Souless night driver
10. The Undivided - Invincible
11. Guns 'N' Roses - Patience
12. Kiss - God gave rock and roll to you
In hour two I'm joined by guitarist Steve Hunter, who's played classic riffs for Aerosmith, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper and Peter Gabriel
13. Alice Cooper - Welcome to my nightmare
14. Steve Hunter - Sunset in Central Park
15. Aerosmith - Train kept a rollin'
16. Lou Reed - Sweet Jane
17. Alice Cooper -  Only women bleed
18. Peter Gabriel - Solsbury hill
19. Alice Cooper - Generation landslide
20. Lou Reed - Vicious
21. Steve Hunter - 222 W 23rd
22. 2 Cellos - Every Breath you take

Timesweep 17th October

 Timesweep 17th October

Part 1
1. Kiss - Rock and roll all night
2. Twisted Sister - I wanna rock
3. ACDC - It's a long way to the top
4. Rolling Stones - It's only rock and roll
5. Steve Miller Band - Fly like an eagle

Part 2
1. Cream - Strange brew
2. Love - Alone again or
3. Van Morrison - Brown eyed girl
4. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Little wing
5. Eric Burdon - San Franciscian nights
6. Rolling Stones - She's a rainbow
7. Pink Floyd - See Emily play
8. Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to love

Part 3
1. Motorhead - Ace of spades
2. Saxon - Wheels of steel
3. Iron Maiden - Running free
4. Rush - Spirit of radio

Part 4
1. Pete Townshend - Let my love open the door
2. The Scorpions - The zoo
3. Ramones - Do you remember rock and roll radio
4. Journey - Any way you want it

Part 5
1. Starship - Jane
2. Dire Straits - Tunnel of love
3. Canned Heat - Let's work together
4. The Kinks - Lola

Part 6
1. Rainbow - Eyes of the world
2. The Knack - My Sharona
3. Tom Petty - Refugee

Part 7
1. Dave Edmunds - Queen of hearts
2. Nick Lowe - Cruel to be kind
3. Blackfoot - Highway song

Part 8
1. Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
2. Tom Petty - Into the great wide open
3. Bobby Fuller 4 - I fought the law
4. Mountain - Nantucket sleighride
5. Foreigner - Urgent

Part 9
1. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo chille
2. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird

Part 10
1. John Lennon - Stand by me
2. Elton John - Funeral for a friend/Love lies bleeding

Part 11
1. Def Leppard - Pour some sugar on me
2. Poison - Nothing but a good time
3. Billy Idol - Eyes without a face

Today in rock history 15th October

Today in rock history Thursday 15th October
1935 – Barry McGuire, who scored the world’s most miserable No. 1 with “Eve of Destruction,” is born in Oklahoma City.
1942 – Moby Grape drummer Don Stevenson is born in Seattle
 1955 – Buddy Holly (with Bob Montgomery) opens a show for Elvis Presley in Lubbock, Texas.
 1960 – Ringo Starr plays with the Beatles for the first time. The group is backing Wally Eymond in a Hamburg studio on his version of “Summertime.” Pete Best was unavailable.
1964 – Crazed vocalist Screaming Lord Sutch stands for parliamentary election in England.He loses
1965 – At San Francisco State College, Country Joe & the Fish perform at a Vietnam Day Committee Teach-In. Always useful for Vietnam demonstrations, that Country Joe.
 1965, Jimi Hendrix signed his first recording contract, he received $1 and a 1% Royalty on all of his recordings.
  1966 – Jefferson Airplane singer and new mom Signe Anderson makes her last appearance with the band at San Francisco’s Fillmore before quitting the group to have a baby.
  1966 – Former teen idol Rick Nelson performs at an oldies show at Madison Square Garden, but is booed when he debuts some new material. He later writes the song Garden Party about this.
1966 – Pink Floyd and the Soft Machine perform at the All Night Rave, an event sponsored by the English underground newspaper International Times.
  1968 – Led Zeppelin makes its performance debut at Surrey University in England.
 1987 – Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia begins a sold-out two-week solo residency on Broadway.
  1991 – To John Fogerty, a son. The Creedence Clearwater Revival songwriter and his wife, Julie, are the proud parents of Shane Cody.
 1996 – Drummer Tommy Lee of Motley Crue is charged with attacking a cameraman outside a Los Angeles club after the hapless photog tried to take snaps of him and wife Pamela Anderson.
 2003 – Ozzy Osbourne cancels his European tour after undergoing treatment for a nervous tremor. His doctors say the ailing rocker does not have Parkinson’s Disease.
  2003 – One-time KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick is shot in the right leg outside of Los Angeles’ Rainbow Room during a melee by some irate club-goers.
  2004 – Mopey New York rockers Luna announce they are splitting. “That’s just what bands do,” shrugs Luna singer Dean Wareham.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Today in rock history 14th October

Wednesday 14th October
1940 – Cliff Richard (Harry Rodger Webb) is born in Lucknow, India.
1946 – Singer Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues is born in Swindon, England.
1955 – Buddy Holly opens for Bill Haley & the Comets in Lubbock, Texas.
1957 – The Elvis Presley classic, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was released.
1964 – Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts marries Shirley Ann Arnold in Bradford, England.
1966 – At London’s All Saints Hall, Pink Floyd play their first set made up entirely of their psychedelic originals after a band decision to dump its R&B direction.
1967 – The Who release their single “I Can See for Miles” in Britain and the U.S. Pete Townshend is so sure he has a No. 1 on his hands that he’s described as crushed when the single reaches only No. 12 in the U.K.
1971 – John Fogerty is sued by the owners of Specialty Records. Their suit accuses Fogerty of plagiarizing the song “Good Golly, Miss Molly” in his song “Travelin’ Band,” but it’s later dropped.
1993 – Rolling Stone magazine ranks the video for Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” as the No.1 video in video history
1994 – At a Pink Floyd concert at London’s Earls Court, a section of seating collapses, injuring several people.
2003 – Ozzy Osbourne seeks treatment for Parkinson’s Disease-like tremors and postpones a fall European tour.
2003 – Troubled Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland files for divorce from his wife of three years.
2003 – ZZ Top release their first ever box set, entitled Chrome, Smoke & BBQ.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Today in rock history 13th October

Tuesday October 13th
1940 – English soul singer Chris Farlowe, who recorded a dynamic cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Out of Time,” is born in Essex.
1941 – Neil Aspinall is born. He first worked for the Beatles as a road manager, then later ran their Apple Corps. George Harrison once said he was a candidate for the title of “fifth Beatle.”
1947 – The red rocker Sammy Hagar, who has also performed with Montrose and Van Halen, is born in Monterey, Calif.
1963 – Beatlemania begins as the Beatles appear on the BBC’s Sunday Night at the Palladium show. Some 15 million people watch the program, with thousands crowding the streets around the London theater to get a look at the band.
1965 – The Who recorded ‘My Generation’, at Pye studios, London. When released as a single it reached No.2 on the UK chart
1970 – Janis Joplin’s ashes were scattered at Stinson Beach in Marin County, California.
1975 – In Los Angeles, Neil Young has a growth scraped from his vocal cords.
1978 – Led Zeppelin begin rehearsing in preparation for a new album. The band would release In Through the Out Door in 1979.
1984 – U2 scored their second UK No.1 album with ‘The Unforgettable Fire.’
1987 – David Bowie played the first of two nights at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California on the North American leg of The Glass Spider Tour.
1992 – The U.S. Supreme Court turns down a request to reinstate a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne charging him with encouraging two teens to commit suicide.
1998 – Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Center in Antigua opens. The addiction recovery center charges $9,000 for a 29-day recovery program. The next year, Clapton auctions off his collection of guitars to benefit the center.
2000 – In Arkansas, Don Henley is sued by a fan who says he hit her on the head with a maraca at a concert after she tried to take a flash photograph of him.
2000 – Carlos Santana is presented with the key to the city of Tijuana, Mexico.
2008 – In a video message on his website, Ringo Starr announced that he no longer has time to sign autographs and asked fans not to send him any mail at all.

Today in rock history 12th October

Monday October 12th
1957 – Little Richard publicly renounces rock `n’ roll and embraces Christianity during a tour in Australia. (He returns to music five years later.) Of course… he came back.
1970 – Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” debuts on Broadway.
1971 – Early rock’n’roller Gene Vincent of “Be Bop A Lula” fame dies at age 36 from a ruptured stomach ulcer.
1978 – Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
1991 – Nirvana’s album, “Nevermind” hits No. 1 on the Chart Toppers Album chart, going gold. The same day, Nirvana plays “Saturday Night Live.”
1999 – David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young appear at New York’s Madison Square Garden to announce their forthcoming album and CSNY2K tour.
2001 – Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group’s Web site states, “Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland will continue to pursue their respective musical careers.”

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Today in rock history 11th October

Sunday October 11th
1946 – Born on this day, Gary Mallaber, drums, Steve Miller Band,
1962 – Born on this day, Andy McCoy, Hanoi Rocks
1965 – The Beatles release their single “Roll Over Beethoven,” a cover of the Chuck Berry classic.
1967 – The Doors appeared at Danbury High School, Danbury, Connecticut. Before group came on stage an announcer told the audience not to leave their seats during the performance or they would be escorted out of the venue. There was also a beauty pageant just prior to The Doors coming on stage.
1967 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono open their joint exhibition Half-a-Wind Show at London’s Lisson Gallery.
1969 – The No. 1 album in America today is Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Green River.
1969 – Muddy Waters is injured in an automobile accident that takes the life of three people outside Chicago.
1988 – Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, enter a Tucson, Ariz., rehab center to be treated for alcoholism.
1990 – drummer Dave Grohl played his first gig with Nirvana when they appeared at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia.
1995 – Peter Frampton’s “Frampton Comes Alive II,” is released. The album is the sequel to his 1965 smash “Frampton Comes Alive” – the best-selling live album in history.
1999 – Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was released on $5000 bail after facing charges relating to a riot at a gig in North Carolina in 1997. Lee allegedly incited the crowd to attack a guard and had also poured a drink over his head.
2004 – Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., Pearl Jam, and Dixie Chicks wrap up their Vote for Change tour with a final show in Washington, D.C.
2005 – Rod Stewart received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to honour a career spanning more than 40 years.
2005 – Freddie Mercury’s 1974 Rolls Royce was offered for auction on eBay by his family. The Silver Shadow luxury vehicle had already attracted bids of up to £8,400. It came with an unused box of tissues the singer always stored in the car.
2006 – Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation.
2006 – Rock is back! Big in Croatia band Evanescence top the U.S. album charts with The Open Door. In at No. 2 are Las Vegas Anglophiles The Killers with Sam’s Town.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Today in rock history 10th October

Saturday October 10th
1902 – The Gibson Mandolin guitar company was formed.
1939 – The real Eleanor Rigby died in her sleep of unknown causes at the age of 44.
1955 – David Lee Roth is born in Bloomington, Ind. David Lee Roth
1959 – The Quarry Men played at the Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool.
1960 – Born on this day, Eric Martin, singer, Mr. Big,
1970 – Black Sabbath were at No.1 on the UK chart with their second album ‘Paranoid.’
1973 – Rod Stewart & The Faces and Rory Gallagher appeared at San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego. California.
1978 – Joe Perry and Steve Tyler from Aerosmith were injured after a cherry bomb was thrown on stage during a gig in Philadelphia. The group performed behind a safety fence for the rest of the tour.
1979 – Fleetwood Mac were awarded a star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame.
1980 – The funeral took place of Led Zeppelin’s drummer John Bonham.
1992 – Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash (Saul Hudson) marries Renee Suran in Marina Del Rey, Calif.
2004 – R.E.M. land at the top of the UK album chart with their Around the Sun album.
2011 – Paul McCartney and Nacny Shevell tied the knot.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Today in rock history 9th October

Friday October 9th
1940 – John Lennon is born in Liverpool,
1944 – John Entwistle of the Who is born in London
1948 – Jackson Browne is born in Heidelberg, West Germany.
1971 – This evening, John Lennon celebrates his 31st birthday in a New York hotel room that includes guests Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, and Phil Spector. Everybody gets very drunk.
1975 – Sean Lennon is born
1977 – The Clash delay the start of a concert in Sweden after a bomb scare
1979 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono celebrate his and Sean’s birthdays with a party at New York’s Tavern on the Green
2000 – John Lennon’s views on everything from the breakup of the Beatles to his attitude toward revolution and drugs, deemed too controversial to print 30 years before, are revealed in a the book “Lennon Remembers, The Complete Rolling Stone Interviews.
2000 – On what would have been Beatles frontman John Lennon’s 60th Birthdays, the John Lennon Museum opens to the public. Braving heavy rains, about 1,200 people line up around the museum, located about 30 kilometers north of Tokyo,
2001 – U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie Boys.
2003 – Limp Bizkit are sued by 172 fans for storming off stage at the Summer Sanitarium tour’s Chicago stop after only playing 17 minutes.
2003 – Singer Jon Stevens leaves INXS over musical differences.
2006 – U2 leave the Island label–their home for nearly 25 years–for Mercury. Both labels are owned by the same company… Universal.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Brit Rock 10th October

Brit Rock 10th October
1.   Iron Maiden - Run to the hills
2.   Living Colour - Love rears its ugly head
3.   Elton John - Funeral for a friend/love lies bleeding
4.   David Bowie - The Jean Genie
5.   Pink Floyd - Us and them
6.   The Who - 5.15
7.   Shinedown - Cut the cord
8.   Raising Jupiter - Give me the news
9.   Thunder - Love walked in
10. Joe Bonamassa - Different shades of blue
In hour two, I'm joined by Glenn Hughes, the voice of rock. Touring the UK in October and November.
11. Gary Moore - Reach for the skies
12. Trapeze - Back street love
13. Deep Purple - Might just take your life
14. Hughes/Thrall - The look in your eye
15. Hughes/Thrall - I got your number
16. Black Country Communion - One last soul
17. Black Coutry Communion - Black country
18. Deep Purple - Burn (live)
19. Glenn Hughes - Coast to coast
20. Deep Purple - You keep on moving

And in hour three, it's nothing but great songs
1.   The Who - See me, feel me
2.   Rush - Spirit of radio
3.   Van Halen - Hot for teacher
4.   Asia - Heat of the moment
5.   Motley Crue - Too fast for love
6.   ACDC - You shook me all night long
7.   Judas Priest - Living after midnight
8.   Extreme - Hole hearted
9.   Whitesnake - Hear I go again
10. Harry Chapin - Cats in the cradle
11. Foreigner - Juke box hero
12. Journey - Don't stop believing
13. Chicago - Baby what a big surprise
14. Pink Floyd - Another brick in the wall

Timesweep 10th October

Timesweep 10th October
Part 1
1. ACDC - Thunderstruck
2. Jeff Lynne - Every little thing
3. Gary Moore - Walking by myself
4. Extreme - Hole hearted
5. Billy Idol - Cradle of love
6. Faith No More - From out of nowhere

Part 2
1. Fish - State of mind
2. Aerosmith - Janie's got a gun
3. Quireboys - Hey you
4. Black Crowes - Hard to handle
5. Journey - Only the young
6. Boston - More than a feeling

Part 3
1. Queen - One vision
2. David Lee Roth - California girls
3. Y&T - Summertime girls
4. ZZ Top - Afterburner

Part 4
1. Heart - Never
2. Gary Moore & Phil Lynott - Out in the fields
3. Motley Crue - Home sweet home

Part 5
1. Marillion - Lavender
2. Dio - Rock and roll children
3. Dire Straits - Money for nothing
4. Focus - Sylvia
5. Green Day - Good riddance (time of your life)

Part 6
1. The Doors - Light my fire
2. The Beatles - Old brown shoe

Part 7
1. The Who - My generation
2. Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
3. Rolling Stones - Angie

Part 8
1. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate son
2. Aersomith & Run DMC - Walk this way
3. Huey Lewis & The News - Jacob's ladder
4. Pink Floyd - Wish you were here

Part 9
1. Sammy Hagar - I can't drive 55
2. Cliff Richard - Move it
3. Moody Blues - Question
4. Bachman Turner Overdrive - Let it ride
5. Chuch Berry - Come on
6. Steelers Wheel - Stuck in the middle

Part 10
1. Canned Heat - On the road again
2. Van Halen - I'll wait

Part 11
1. Van Halen - When it's love
2. Genesis - That's all
3. Styx - Best of times

Today in rock history 8th October

Thursday October 8th
1951 – Johnny Ramone – the Ramones’ famed one-chord guitarist – is born in Long Island, N.Y. His real name is John Cummings.
1964 – Ringo Starr successfully passes his driving test on the same day the Beatles have their first recording session for “I Feel Fine.”
1968 – The Beatles work on recording “The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill,” and Yoko Ono cuts the first female “lead vocal” on a Beatles song.
1977 – Jimmy Page plays down rumors of a Led Zeppelin split at the band’s Swan Song offices. He lashes out at the press, which accused him of dabbling in black magic.
1987 – Chuck Berry receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame the same day that Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll, a documentary about a Berry tribute concert organized by Keith Richards, premieres.
1988 – Keith Richards, probably fully recovered from doing battle with Chuck Berry, performs on Saturday Night Live.
1988 – Farewell to Dark Side of the Moon. The Pink Floyd album finally drops out of the Billboard 200 chart, 741 weeks after it first debuted there.
1994 – U2, Iggy Pop, Cheap Trick, and others perform on the pay-per-view special A Tribute to Elvis.
2004 – The Strokes, Blondie, Sonic Youth, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Joan Jett perform at a charity tribute to the Ramones in New York.
2006 – The Killers started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Sam’s Town’ the US bands second album.
2010 - Ozzy Osbourne has blasted religious leaders in Kansas for using the lyrics to his song “Crazy Train” to promote messages of hate and evil. The rocker was appalled when he learned that members of the Westboro Baptist Church had paraphrased lyrics from the song.
2010 – AC/DC named top act ever in new MySpace poll.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Rock Talk

Big names coming up over the next few weeks on Rock Talk, to find a station.
 This week, Graham Bonnet, followed by Marillion, A rock and roll tour of London, Michael Schenker and Glenn Hughes

Today in rock history 7th October

Wednesday October 7th
1949 – Bassist Dave Hope of Kansas is born in Kansas
1951 – John Mellencamp is born in Seymour, Ind. He is given the name Johnny Cougar by David Bowie’s manager, Tony DeFries, and records under the name until 1982.
1953 – Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres is born
1966 – Johnny Kidd, he of Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, dies in a car accident in Radcliff, England.
1967 – The Beatles turn down a million-dollar offer to play Shea Stadium again.
1970 – Ned Kelly, the second film starring Mick Jagger, is released in Britain.
1974 – Stephen Stills backs his wife, French pop chanteuse Veronique Sanson, in her first Parisian show.
1975 – John Lennon can finally stay in the U.S. The U.S. Court of Appeals in New York rules that his 1968 pot bust is an invalid excuse for forcing him to leave America.
1977 – Guitarist Steve Hackett leaves Genesis to start a solo career.
1978 – On today’s singles chart, Boston’s “Don’t Look Back” peaks at No. 4,
1980 – A court rules that the death of John Bonham, Led Zeppelin’s drummer, was accidental.
1982 – Jimmy Page is found guilty of cocaine possession. He’s given a 12-month conditional discharge.
1989 – Jefferson Airplane perform a benefit for the San Francisco Food Bank. All you have to do to get in is donate a can of food.
1995 – Peter Frampton kicks off a tour in Boston three days before the release of “Frampton Comes Alive II,” the sequel to his 1975 smash “Frampton Comes Alive” – the best-selling live album in history.
2004 – Poison’s C. C. DeVille is named the worst guitarist soloist of all time by Guitar World magazine. Exhibit A is his nine-minute solo from Swallow This … Live!
2007 – Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Magic’, the singer, songwriter’s 15th studio album and 7th UK No.1. Also a US No.1 album.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Today in rock history 6th Rocktober

Tuesday October 6th
1947 – Bob Weir (Robert Hall) of the Grateful Dead is born in San Francisco
1951 – REO Speedwagon singer Kevin Cronin is born in Evanston, Ill.
1966 – Big Brother & the Holding Company perform at the Love Pageant Rally in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
1967 – California police close down San Francisco’s Matrix club during a performance by Big Brother & the Holding Company.
1967 – The UFO Club closes in London. Formerly the Blarney Club, the venue became a favorite of psychedelic bands like Pink Floyd.
1980 – In Dublin, former Sex Pistols singer Johnny Lydon is arrested after allegedly getting involved in a barroom brawl. He is later acquitted on appeal.
1994 – Glenn Frey goes under the knife today, enduring surgery on his colon.
1998 – Bruce Springsteen is in court today – a British court. He’s trying to prevent Masquerade Music from selling a CD called Before the Fame. As the title implies, the album contains recordings made before Bruce signed to Columbia Records. He later wins the case.
2000 – Three investors in Steven Seagal’s as-yet-unreleased album sue the actor, alleging that he has no intention of completing the project.
2003 – School of Rock, starring burly Tenacious D comic Jack Black as a metalhead-turned-substitute teacher, tops the U.S. box office.
2003 – One-time Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth drops his lawsuit against the band. Roth was seeking over $200,000 in unpaid royalties.
2005 – A Rolling Stones concert at the University of Virginia is stopped after the venue receives a bomb threat. The concert continues after bomb-sniffing dogs survey the stage.