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