Today in rock history Friday 30th October
1939 – Grace Slick (Grace Wing) of Jefferson Airplane/Starship is born in Chicago.
1946 – Drummer Chris Slade, who played with both AC/DC and Manfred Mann, is born.
1947 – Timothy B. Schmit, singer with the Eagles and Poco, is born in Oakland, Calif.
1966 – Pink Floyd sign with their new managers Peter Jenner and Andrew King.
1967 – Brian Jones answers charges of drug possession in a London court.
The Rolling Stones guitarist pleads guilty to possessing marijuana and
not guilty to possessing cocaine and Methedrine. The judge sends him to
prison to await sentencing on the following day.
1967 – Bush’s Gavin Rossdale is born in London
1970 – Jim Morrison has legal problems of his own. A Miami court
sentences him to six months in jail and a $500 fine for indecent
exposure for allegedly flashing an audience.
1972 – Elton John performs at the Royal Variety Performance for Queen
Elizabeth II. He’s the first rocker to do so since the Beatles
entertained her majesty in 1963.
1976 – Led Zeppelin announce that they will embark on another world
tour. However, the tour is later postponed due to Robert Plant’s
1978 – NBC-TV airs the animated TV movie, “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park,” in which the band Kiss foils a mad scientist.
1988 – Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Seattle megagroup Nirvana, smashes his very first guitar.
1995 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces the induction of David
Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Jefferson Airplane,
Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, Pete Seeger, the Shirelles, and the
1998 – David Bowie kicks off a contest on his Web site Bowienet.com,
asking users to help him finish writing the lyrics for the song “What’s
2003 – Over a hundred police Police are called to a Marilyn Manson
concert in Kansas City after fans push down a security barrier twice and
the shock-rocker abruptly ends his show.