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.

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