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.

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