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’,