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.

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