Monday, 30 November 2015

Today in rock history 30th November

Today in rock history Monday 30th November
1945 – Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover is born in Brecon, Wales.
 1955 – Billy Idol (William Broad) is born in Stanmore, England.
1957 – Psychedelic Furs guitarist John Ashton is born.
 1960 – The Beatles perform at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg for the last time.
1965 – Bob Dylan releases his single “Please Crawl Out Your Window.”
  1972 – Wings release their single “Hi, Hi, Hi.” However, the BBC bans the record because it declares the lyrics “unsuitable” for broadcast.
 1976 – Bob Dylan releases his single “Rita May.”
  2000 – Creed is the big winner with four awards at the first My VH1 Music Awards, presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
 2002 – Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates when frontman Liam Gallagher sustains injuries to his mouth and teeth in a Munich hotel brawl.
 2003 – The corner of Bowery and Second Street in New York is renamed Joey Ramone Place, in honour of the late punk icon.
 2006 – The sale of Syd Barrett’s final belongings were sold by Cheffins auctioneers in Cambridge, England. The sale of the 77 items raised £119,890 ($233,786). Ten paintings alone raised over £55,000 and two bicycles over £10,000. The sale included such things as the armchair he used to sit in, his home-made bread bin, tools, notebooks and binders and books. The sale catalogue described Barrett – who quit Pink Floyd in 1968 – as a man with a “total disinterest in materialism.”
 2006 – Pearl Jam plays a secret show outdoors at the Waimea Valley Audubon Center on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, as part of the opening festivities for the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational surfing competition.
 2010 – Jack White responded directly to fans’ backlash against an eBay auction hosted by his own Third Man Records for one of five coveted copies of The White Stripes‘ first album reissue, on the double-colored vinyl edition set for extremely limited release in select stores and TMR’s Nashville store.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Today in rock history 29th November

Today in rock history Thursday 29th November
1933 – Born on this day, John Mayall, ‘father of the UK blues movement’, his Bluesbreakers Band has featured Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Jack Bruce, Peter Green and Jimmy McCulloch.
 1947 – Born on this day, Ronnie Montrose, guitarist, Montrose, Edgar Winter Group.
 1951 – Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau is born in the city after which his band was named.
 1960 – Paul McCartney and Pete Best were deported from West Germany after being arrested on suspicion of arson after the hotel room they were staying in mysteriously caught fire.
 1964 – While dining at the Crazy Elephant restaurant in London, John Lennon and Paul McCartney are introduced to two members of their Motown heroes, the Miracles.
 1965 – Colorado Gov. John A. Love declares today Rolling Stones Day, to celebrate the band’s sold-out gig tonight in Denver.
  1966 – At Abbey Road, recording continues on the Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever.”
 1968 – In England, it’s announced that the Beatles double album (aka The White Album) has sold 2 million copies in its first week on sale, a new record.
 1968 – John Lennon releases his first solo album, Unfinished Music No. 1 – Two Virgins. The record is sold in a plain brown wrapper due to its controversial cover photo of a naked Lennon and Yoko Ono.
 1969 – John Lennon is fined $360 for cannabis possession in London. He says that he no longer uses the drug and that the stash discovered by police was left over from wilder times. Yoko Ono is cleared of drug charges at the trial.
 1979 – Former Keith Richards girlfriend Anita Pallenberg is cleared of murder charges. A young male friend had been found dead in her New York home.
 1979 – Kiss perform for what they say is the last time together.
 1985 – Kiss played the first night on their 91-date North American Asylum Tour at Barton Coliseum in Little Rock, Arkansas.
 1986, ‘Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Live / 1975-85′ started a seven week run at No.1 on the US album chart.
 1995 – Then Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar weds model Kari Karte atop a San Francisco-area mountain. Bandmates Eddie and Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and their wives are among the guests.
 2001 – Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles’ lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58.
2010 - Dokken singer Don Dokken is delaying his vocal surgery until January so he can participate in the upcoming New Year’s Eve Benefit Concert for original Y&T bassist Phil Kennemore who was recently been diagnosed with metastatic cancer.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Today in rock history 28th November

Today in rock history Saturday 28th November
1948 – Beeb Birtles, a guitarist who played with Rick Springfield in his old band Zoot and later with the Little River Band, is born in Amsterdam.
 1949 – Hugh McKenna, keyboardist with the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, is born.
 1962 – Matt Cameron, drummer for Soundgarden, is born in San Diego, Calif.
 1968 – John Lennon pleads guilty to possession of cannabis following his arrest in October. He’s fined 150 pounds.
  1969 – Ringo Starr records tracks for his Sentimental Journey LP.
1974 – Elton John and John Lennon sing a duet of “I Saw Her Standing There” at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1974 – Lennon is reunited with Yoko Ono after his yearlong, booze-sodden “Lost Weekend.” 
1990 – Charges of assault are dropped against Axl Rose. Los Angeles prosecutors were unable to find enough evidence to prosecute the Guns N’ Roses singer, who was alleged to have hit his neighbor over the head with an empty wine bottle.
 2005 – Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sues his ex-wife and one-time manager Susan J. Silver, seeking more than $1 million in damages. Cornell claims, among other things, that Silver diverted monies owed to Cornell to the other Soundgarden band members.
 2005 – Kinks vocalist/guitarist Ray Davies plays his first solo date in New York in years at the Supper Club, treating fans to six songs that are to appear on his first solo album.
 2006 – US actress Pamela Anderson has filed for divorce from rapper Kid Rock after four months of marriage. In a statement on her website the 39-year-old confirmed she had split from Rock.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Today in rock history 27th November

Today in rock history Friday 27th November
1942 – Jimi Hendrix is born in Seattle.
1962 – Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin is born in San Francisco.
  1964 – The Beatles release their single “I Feel Fine” in the U.K. and are seen performing on tonight’s edition of the British TV show Ready Steady Go!
1964 – Mick Jagger is fined approximately $18 for reckless driving in England. His lawyer spins the following defense for him “The Duke of Marlborough had much longer hair than my client and he won some famous battles. He powdered his, too, because of the fleas. My client has no fleas. The Emperor Caesar Augustus also had rather long hair. He won many great victories. Barristers, too, wear long hair in the shape of wigs with curled-up ends. A lost license will seriously affect Jagger’s mobility and that of the Rolling Stones group. Britain needs every dollar she can earn, and the Rolling Stones earn more dollars than many professional exporters. Put out of your minds the nonsense talked about these young men, the Rolling Stones. They are not long-haired idiots, but highly intelligent university men.” 
 1969 – The Rolling Stones play Madison Square Garden, a show recorded and released as Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!
1971 – Led Zeppelin IV enters the Billboard albums chart at No. 36. Jimmy Page remembers, “We all had a good laugh when the record went into the charts and they had to reproduce the symbols instead of a conventional title.” 
 1981 – The Allman Brothers Band and the Grateful Dead cancel a show at Orlando’s Tangerine Bowl because only 10,000 tickets have been sold to the 60,000-seat arena.
  1986 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “You Give Love a Bad Name,” Bon Jovi.
  1995 – The Beatles’ Anthology I sets a first-week sales record, shifting 1.2 million copies in the U.S.
 1997 – A memorial service is held for Michael Hutchence in Sydney.
2003 – Radiohead play “Creep” in the U.K. for the first time in two years during a massive concert at London’s Earls Court.
  2003 – Billboard reports that the Rolling Stones’ Licks tour was the second highest grossing tour of all time, beaten out only by their Voodoo Lounge jaunt in 1994-1995. 

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Brit Rock 28th November

Brit Rock 28th November
1.   David Lee Roth - Just like paradise
2.   Lita Ford - Kiss me deadly
3.   Bon Jovi - Lay your hands on me
4.   Melissa Etheridge - Bring me some water
5.   The Waterboys - Fishermans blues
6.   Europe - Superstitious
7.   John Mellencamp - Hurts so good
8.   Bob Seger - Even now
9.   Tom Petty - Running down a dream
10. Bring Me The Horizon - Throne
11. David Gilmour - Rattle that lock
12. Pink Floyd - Surfacing
13. Linkin Park - Numb
14. Avril Lavigne - Complicated
15. Limp Biskit - Behind blue eyes
16. Neil Young - Be the rain
17. Foo Fighters - Times like these
18. White Stripes - I just don't know what to do with myself
19. Evanescence - My immortal
20. Hoobastank - The reason
21. Robert Plant - Heaven knows
22. George Thoroughgood - Bad to the bone
23. Gary Moore - Walking by myself
24. Queen - Innuendo

Hour three is rock ballads
1.   Uriah Heep - Think it over
2.   White Lion - Wait
3.   Deep Purple - Love conquers all
4.   Whitesnake - Ain't no love in the heart of the city
5.   Europe - Carrie
6.   Kiss - Beth
7.   Snowy White - Bird of paradise
8.   Reo Speedwagon - Take it on the run
9.   Chicago - baby what a big surprise
10. Journey - Lights
11. Steve Perry - Oh Sherrie
12. Foreigner - Waiting for a girl like you
13. Chris DeBurgh - In a country churchyard

Rock Talk - Russ Ballard

Rock Talk - Russ Ballard
Part 1
1. Russ Ballard - Voices
2. The Zombies - Time of the season
3. Argent - Hold your head up
4. Santana - Winning
5. Hello - New York groove

Part 2
1. Rainbow - I surrender
2. Roger Daltrey - Giving it all away
3. Rainbow - Since you've been gone
4. Frida - I know there's something going on#
5. Argent - God gave rock and roll to you
6. Colin Blunstone - I don't believe in miracles

Timesweep 28th November

Timesweep 28th November
Part 1
1. U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
2. Motley Crue - Shout at the devil
3. Billy Idol - Rebel yell
4. Deff Leppard - Rock of ages
5. Genesis - Mama

Part 2
1. Jimi Hendrix - Stone free
2. Simple Minds - Glittering prize
3. Faith No More - Epic
4. Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Delilah
5. Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein
6. Boston - More than a feeling

Part 3
1. Deep Purple - Highway star
2. Generation X - King rocker
3. Psychadellic Furs - Pretty in pink

Part 4
1. Rolling Stones - Paint it black
2. Cream - I feel free
3. Buffalo Springfield - For what its worth
4. Simon & Garfunkel - Sound of silence
5. ? And The Mysterons - 96 tears
6. Bob Dylan - I want you

Part 5
1. Richie Valens - La bamba
2. Cliff Richard - Move it
3. Eddie Cochran - C'mon everybody
4. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Please don't touch
5. Burt Weedon - Guitar boogie shuffle
6. Jerry |Lee Lewis - Lovin' up a storm
7. Kiss - Rock and roll all night

Part 6.
1. Queen - Seven seas of Rhye
2. Deep Purple - Burn
3. Bad Company - Bad company
4. John Lennon - Whatever gets you through the night
5. Supertramp - Bloody well right
6. Elton John - The bitch is back

Part 7
1. Van Morrison - Jackie Wilson said
2. Free - A little bit of love
3. Deep Purple - Space trucking

Part 8
1. Rolling Stones - Emotional rescue
2. Guns 'N' Roses - November rain
3. Bruce Springsteen - Fire

Part 9
1. T-Rex - Children of the revolution
2. Yes - America
3. Focus - Sylvia

Part 10
1. Led Zeppelin - Black dog
2. Elton John - Tiny dancer
3. Cat Stevens - Can't keep it in

Part 11
1. Jackson Browne - Doctor my eyes
2. America - Horse wiith no name
3. Don McClean - American pie
4. Moody Blues - Isn't life strange

Today in rock history 26th November

Today in rock history Thursday 26th November
1938 – Tina Turner is born Annie Bullock in Nutbush, Tenn.
1945 – Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie is born in London.
 1946 – Bert Ruiter, bassist with Dutch prog rockers Focus, is born.
  1962 – The Beatles record their first session for the “Please Please Me” single at Abbey Road’s Studio 2.
 1964 – Bluesman Howlin’ Wolf kicks off an English club tour at London’s Marquee.
 1968 – Cream plays its farewell concert. The sellout performance is held at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
 1969 – John Lennon participates in his last session with the Beatles, mixing and editing their B-side “You Know My Name (Look Up the Number).”
  1973 – The New York Dolls perform a concert in a London restaurant.
 1974 – Led Zeppelin spend their time rehearsing at London’s Livewire Theatre while they wait for the release of Physical Graffiti. The record company was holding up the album’s release due to its complicated cutout sleeve.
 1979 – Bob Dylan’s all-gospel show gets an angry reaction in Tempe, Ariz. Dylan himself spends most of his time onstage berating the audience and then refuses to play an encore.
 1988 – The Russian rocket Soyuz sends Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder album where it belongs into deep space.
 2002 – Sum 41, punk heir apparents to Blink-182, release their third album Does This Look Infected? on Island/Def Jam.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Today in rock history November 25th

Today in rock history Wednesday November 25th
1944 – Electric Light Orchestra drummer Bev Bevan is born in Birmingham, England.
  1957 – On The Ed Sullivan Show tonight, Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps perform “Lotta Lovin'” and “Dance to the Bop.”
  1959 – Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery is born in Brampton, England.
 1965 – In London, Harrod’s department store stays open for two hours so the Beatles can do their Christmas shopping.
  1966 – Jimi Hendrix is introduced to the British press when the Experience play London’s Bag O’Nails club.
 1969 – John Lennon returns his MBE to the queen. The attached note reads, “Your Majesty, I am returning this MBE in protest against Britain’s involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam, and against ‘Cold Turkey’ slipping down the charts. With love, John Lennon of Bag.”
 1971 – The Doors announce they will carry on, even without Jim Morrison, who died earlier in the year 1972 – London’s Rainbow Theater cancels the premiere of Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii.
 1974 – Nick Drake dies of an accidental drug overdose in Tanworth-in-Arden, England.
 1976 – The Band holds its acclaimed farewell performance at San Francisco’s Winterland, with performances by Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters and others. The event is filmed and made into a movie by Martin Scorsese titled “The Last Waltz.”
 1978 – The Clash’s second album, Give ‘Em Enough Rope, crashes into the English albums chart at No. 2, right behind the soundtrack to Grease.
 1988 – Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, check out of the clinic where they were undergoing treatment for alcoholism in Tucson, Ariz. The couple return to England.
 1997 – The original lineup of the Zombies – Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent, Chris White, Hugh Grundy, and Paul Atkinson – play onstage for the first time in 30 years. The reunited members perform their hits “She’s Not There” and “Time Of The Season” to a cheering crowd in London’s Jazz Cafe.1997 – The original lineup of the Zombies – Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent, Chris White, Hugh Grundy, and Paul Atkinson – play onstage for the first time in 30 years. The reunited members perform their hits “She’s Not There” and “Time Of The Season” to a cheering crowd in London’s Jazz Cafe.
 2003 – Meat Loaf, 56, is said by his record company to be recovering from heart surgery after collapsing onstage in England.
2007 – Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow died of cocaine overdose says coroners report, released today.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Today in rock history 24th November

Today in rock history Tuesday 24th November
1941 – Pete Best, who missed out on fame with the Beatles because Ringo was funnier-looking than he was, is born in Madras, India.
 1955 – Blondie drummer Clem Burke is born in New York.
 1957 – Chris Hayes, guitarist with Huey Lewis & the News, is born in California.
 1961 – Howlin’ Wolf arrives in London for his first European tour.
 1962 – Poor old Pete Best – gets a birthday telegram from the band who threw him over for Ringo Starr, reading, “Congratulations, many happy returns, all the best, John, Paul, George, Ringo and Brian.”
 1964 – Having changed their name from the High Numbers after their manager fears they’ll be mistaken for a bingo game, the Who play the first night of a new residency at the Marquee. They’re advertised as “The Who – Maximum R&B.”
1966 – The Beatles begin sessions for their new album, the follow-up to Revolver. They start with tracks that will appear on “Strawberry Fields Forever,” which will become a non-LP single.
 1967 – John Lennon has his first solo session at Abbey Road. He compiles sound effects for the National Theatre production of Scene Three, Act One. The play is based on a story that appeared in his book In His Own Write.
 1972 – ABC-TV premieres its new late-night show In Concert. Produced by Don Kirshner, the program features performances by Alice Cooper, Poco, and the Allman Brothers Band.
 1974 – At New York’s Madison Square Garden, John Lennon rehearses with Elton John for the latter’s forthcoming concert.
 1978 – Bob Dylan fans start wondering if their hero is changing his religious direction when he plays a show in Fort Worth, Texas, wearing a large cross around his neck.
 1985 – Blues singer Big Joe Turner dies.
 1991 – Kiss drummer Eric Carr dies in New York of cancer at 41. Doctors removed a cancerous tumor in Carr’s heart in April but the cancer had already spread to his lungs. He joined Kiss in 1982 when founding drummer Peter Criss left the group.
 1991 – Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury dies of AIDS-related pneumonia at 45.
 1992 – Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman comes to a divorce settlement with Mandy Smith. She will keep the couple’s house and its contents, as well as claiming legal fees.
 2003 – The original members of Motley Crue announce they’re reforming for their first tour together in five years. Nikki Sixx admits Tommy Lee and Vince Neil have yet to speak to each other.
 2006 – Eagles of Death Metal are kicked off the Guns N’ Roses tour after playing just one date. During the show, Axl Rose refers to the L.A. rockers as “The Pigeons of Sh*t Metal.”
 2007 – Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea lost his multi-million pound house in a wildfire that swept through Malibu, 53 other properties were destroyed by the blaze. Flea told the Los Angeles Times the $4.8m (£2.3m) property was “burnt to a crisp”.

Today in rock history November 23rd

Today in rock history Monday November 23rd
1899 – The world’s first jukebox was installed at San Francisco’s’ Palais Royal Hotel.
 1954 – Bruce Hornsby is born in Williamsburg.
 1956 – Sheet metal worker Louis Balint was arrested after punching Elvis Presley at a Hotel in Toledo. Balint claimed that his wife’s love for Elvis had caused his marriage to break up.  He was fined $19.60 but ended up being jailed because he was unable to pay the fine.
  1962 – The Beatles audition for BBC producers looking for bands with TV potential. They fail.
  1964 – The Rolling Stones are banned from the BBC for unprofessionalism after showing up late for appearances on the radio shows Top Gear and Saturday Club.
 1968 – Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant finalizes a deal to sign the band to Atlantic Records after Dusty Springfield recommends Jimmy Page to label boss Ahmet Ertegun.
 1968 – It’s reported that San Francisco’s Family Dog collective has lost its license to hold its famed marathon Grateful Dead concerts at the Avalon Ballroom.
 1972 – Bob Dylan and wife Sara arrive in Durango, Colo., where he’s due to begin filming Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.
 1972 – Women’s Wear Daily announces that Mick Jagger has joined its Cat Pack list, which also features Henry Kissinger and Truman Capote. 
  1976 – Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested outside of Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion after waving a pistol and demanding to see “The King.”
  1979 – Marianne Faithfull is arrested at the Oslo, Norway, airport for possession of marijuana.
 1983 – Badfinger bassist Tom Evans commits suicide after the band splits by hanging himself, just as Badfinger songwriter Pete Ham had done eight years earlier.
 2007 – Bono and The Edge from U2 made a surprise appearance at a charity gig, playing four songs before 250 people. The London gig at the Union Chapel was held as part of the Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions.
2010 – Gene Simmons wants Simon Cowell’s job – he’s convinced he would make a better judge on the TV mogul’s reality singing contests because he has real experience in the music industry.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Today in rock history 22nd November

Today in rock history Sunday 22nd November
1950 – Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads is born in Coronado, Calif.
 1950 – E Street Band guitarist Little Steven Van Zand is born.
  1955 – Sun Records sells Elvis Presley’s contract to RCA for $40,000. Sun boss Sam Phillips invested his portion of the money into the fledging Holiday Inn chain.
 1961 – Bob Dylan finishes recording his self-titled debut in the second of two three-hour sessions.
  1963 – The Beatles release their second album, With the Beatles, which already has advance orders of 300,000 copies.
 1967 – George Harrison has his first session recording the soundtrack to the psychedelic film Wonderwall.
  1981 – Tonight at Chicago’s Checker Board Lounge, blues giant Muddy Waters is joined by fans Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood for a jam onstage.
  1982 – Led Zeppelin release their outtakes album Coda. The collection goes to No. 6 in the U.S.
 1997 – Michael Hutchence, lead singer of Australia’s premiere pop phenomenon, INXS, is found hanging in his fifth floor suite at the Ritz- Carlton hotel in Sydney.
  2003 – ZZ Top become the final rock band to play their hometown’s legendary venue, the Houston Compaq Center. The trio first played there in November 1975.
  2010 – Vince Neil says he is “Taking a beating” on Skating with the stars.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Today in rock history 21st November

Today in rock history Saturday 21st November
1941 – Dr. John (Malcolm John Rebennack) is born in New Orleans.
 1942 – Andrew Love, who has blown his horn for the Doobie Brothers and Robert Cray, is born in Memphis.
 1963 – Questions in the House of Commons about the Beatles. A conservative MP asks the home secretary whether the Fab Four should still be allowed police protection from their screaming fans.
 1967 – The Who release their album The Who Sell Out. The between-song jingles give some hint of the band’s ambition, which also manifests itself in the mini-rock opera “Rael.”
 1968 – Yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage. John Lennon has a tape recorder sent to the hospital so he can record the last heartbeats of his son, who is named John Ono Lennon II.
 1974 – Jefferson Starship are reunited with Marty Balin onstage at San Francisco’s Winterland.
 1975 – Elton John receives a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
 1976 – Punk band Chelsea, featuring Billy Idol on vocals, play their last-ever gig at London’s Nashville club. Billy Idol departs with the band’s Tony James to start Generation X.
 1980 – Don Henley is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of marijuana, cocaine, and Quaaludes after paramedics treat a 16-year-old girl suffering from drug intoxication at his Los Angeles home.
 1988 – Jimmy Page begins a British tour at the Birmingham Hummingbird.
 1988 – Pink Floyd release their live album Delicate Sound of Thunder.
 1991 – The rock group Aerosmith makes a guest appearance on an episode of the Fox TV animated comedy series “The Simpsons” titled “Flaming Moe’s.”
 1995 – The 60-track “The Beatles Anthology I” is released including the previously unreleased track “Free As A Bird.”
 2003 – Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst requires seven stitches to his face after being hit by a flying object during the New York stop of their Back 2 Basics tour with Korn.
 2005 – Shots are fired by an unknown assailant at Bret Michaels’ tourbus in Chicopee, Mass. The Poison singer, who was on the bus at the time, is hit by falling glass but escapes serious injury.
 2007 –  the Red Hot Chili Peppers were suing a US network over the name of its TV show, Californication saying the title was “immediately associated in the mind of the consumer” with its 1999 album and single release.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Today in rock history 20th November

Today in rock history Friday 20th November
1944 – Producer Mike Vernon is born in Harrow, England. As well as introducing John Mayall to Eric Clapton, he was responsible for the ’60s output of blues bands like Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack and Ten Years After.
 1946 – Guitarist Duane Allman is born in Nashville.
 1947 – Poco drummer George Grantham is born in Cordell, Okla.
 1947 – Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh is born in New York.
1961 – Bob Dylan begins recording his self-titled debut in New York’s Columbia Studio A. John Hammond is producer.
 1964 – John Lennon films a comic sketch for the British TV series Not Only but Also with Dudley Moore on Wimbledon Common.
  1964 – On the British music show Ready Steady Go tonight, the Rolling Stones lip-sync their songs “Off the Hook,” “Around and Around,” and “Little Red Rooster.”
 1967 – Today’s issue of Time delivers the verdict on the Doors’ second album, Strange Days. The magazine’s rock writer decides the LP “takes its listeners not only past such familiar landmarks of the youth odyssey as alienation and sex but into symbolic realms of the unconscious – eerie nights world filled with throbbing rhythms, shivery metallic tones, unsettling images.” 
 1967 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Incense and Peppermints,” Strawberry Alarm Clock.
 1968 – Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites are approached by Albert Grossman to help the newly solo Janis Joplin put together her own band.
 1970 – Ray Davies flies to London to re-record a lyric to “Apeman” and make it acceptable for radio airplay.
1971 – Led Zeppelin play the first of two “Electric Magic” shows at London’s Wembley Empire Pool. The shows incorporate trapeze artists, performing pigs, and vaudeville performers with Bronco, Stone the Crows, and the headliners. Tickets for the shows sold out in four minutes.
 1973 – The Who’s Keith Moon collapses during a performance at San Francisco’s Cow Palace after someone spikes his drink with horse tranquilizer. A 19-year-old member of the audience ends up filling in on drums for three songs.
 1975 – Undaunted by their disastrous concerts, the Who kick off yet another American tour at Houston’s Summit. During the after-show party, bassist John Entwistle is arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.
 1976 – Paul Simon hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live where he performed live with George Harrison on ‘Here Comes The Sun’ and ‘Homeward Bound’.
 1991 – The Rolling Stones announced they’d signed a £20 million deal with Virgin Records, to make three albums over six years.
 1994 – David Crosby receives a liver transplant.
 1998 – Alanis Morissette does an in store performance for the opening of a Tower records store in Buenos Aires. Proceeds from the sale of her album for the day are donated to a local children’s hospital.
 2003 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces it will induct Prince, George Harrison, Traffic, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, ZZ Top, and doo-wop group the Dells in 2004.
 2007 –  Velvet Revolver were forced to cancel a four-city Japanese after their requests for visas was rejected. Officials were said to have refused the band entry to Japan due to previous drug convictions.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Today in rock history 19th November

Today in rock history Thursday 19th November
1960 – Matt Sorum, be-permed drummer with the Cult and Guns N’ Roses, is born.
1965 – Roger Daltrey walks out on a Who performance at London’s Glad Rags Ball after they experience trouble with the P.A. In the days that follow, many think that Daltrey will be replaced by Boz Burrell, who later went on to sing and play bass with King Crimson.
1971-  B.B. King marks his 25th anniversary in music by opening a European tour in London.
 1973 – Led Zeppelin begin sessions for their sixth album by recording a demo called “Driving to Kashmir.” The song title would later be shortened to just plain “Kashmir.” The sessions break up when John Paul Jones threatens to leave the band to become a choirmaster.
1976 – George Harrison performs on Saturday Night Live. During the show, producer Lorne Michaels makes an appeal for the Beatles to re-form, saying he will pay them the union minimum to play on his show. Paul McCartney is reportedly currently staying with John Lennon at the Dakota and both see Michaels’ plea, but they don’t take him up on the offer.
 1979 – Chuck Berry is released from Lompoc Prison, Calif., after serving a sentence for income tax evasion.
 1995 – Bruce Springsteen’s 13th album, “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” is released.
 1997 – Michael Hutchence arrives in Sydney to begin rehearsing with INXS for their 20th anniversary tour. He was discovered dead in his hotel room three days later.
1998 – Motley Crue fans are able to fulfill all their fashion needs when the bands new retail store, S’Crue, opens at 7201 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles.
 2003 – Stone Temple Pilots announce they are splitting up.

Brit Rock 21st November

Brit Rock 21st November
1.   Elton John - Looking up
2.   Elton John - Pinball wizard
3.   The Who - The real me
4.   Ryan Burnett And The Vanguards - Killers
5.   Motorhead - Overkill
6.   Randy Rhoads - Dee
7.   We Are Harlot - Someday
8.   Foo Fighters - Outside
9.   ACDC - Rock the blues away
10. Slade - We'll bring the house down
11. Queen - Spread your wings
12. Eric Clapton - Motherless child
13. Robert Cray Band - Right next door (because of me)
14. Cat Stevens - Lady D' Arbanville
15. Jimi Hendrix - Stone free
I am joined in the hour by young guitarist Darren Ball, part of Brit Rock's commitment to encourage the next generation of rock.
16. Darren Ball - Improvisation
17. Darren Ball - I see you running
18. Darren Ball - I got a woman
19. Darren Ball - Guarentee
20. Darren Ball - Cat fish blues
21. Aerosmith - Taste of India
22. Deep Purple - Perfect strangers
23. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the holy
24. Pink Floyd - Money
25. ACDC - Money talks
26. Pink Floyd - Eclipse

Hour three is 1980's hair metal
1.   Twisted Sister - We're not gonna take it
2.   Quiet Riot - Cum on feel the noize
3.   Poison - Talk dirty to me
4.   Bon Jovi - Lay your hands on me
5.   Ratt - Round and round
6.   Cinderella - Gypsy road
7.   The Scorpions - Rock you like a hurricane
8.   Y&T - Summertime girls
9.   Motley Crue - Home sweet home
10. Vixen - Edge of a broken heart
11. Cheap Trick - The flame

Rock Talk - Michael Sweet
I'm joined by Michael Sweet, lead guitarist and singer with the biggest Christian rock band in the world - Stryper.
1.Stryper - Calling on you
2. Michael Sweet - I'm not your suicide
3. Stryper - Honestly
4. Stryper - Fallen
5. Stryper - Surrender
6. Stryper - To hell with the devil
7. Boston - Rock and roll band
8.Sweet and Lynch - Love you crazy
9. Stryper - Soldiers under command

Timesweep 21st November

Timesweep 21st November
Pt 1
1. Bryan Adams - Run to you
2. Spencer Davis Group - Keep on running
3. Steve Miller Band - Take the money and run
4. Wings - Band on the run
5. The Eagles - The long run
6. Sheryl Crow - Run baby run

Part 2
1. Tom Petty - Refugee
2. Dave Edmunds - Queen of hearts
3. Nick Lowe - Cruel to be kind
4. Toto - Hold the line
5. Rainbow - Eyes of the world

Part 3
1. Fleetwood Mac - You make loving fun
2. Focus - Sylvia
3. Jimi Hendrix - The wind cries Mary
4. Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein

Part 4
1. The Beatles - Penny Lane
2. ELO - Roll over Beethoven
3. Manfred Mann's Earthband - Joybringer

Part 5
1. Badfinger - Come and get it
2. Queen - Play the game
3. John Lennon - Cold turkey
4. Rolling Stones - Mixed emotions

Part 6
1. David Lee Roth - Just like paradise
2. It Bites - Calling all the heroes
3. Beastie Boys - Fight for your rights
4. Poison - Cry tough
5. Bruce Hornsby & The Range - Mandolin rain

Part 7
1. Jackson Browne - In the shape of a heart
2. Genesis - Tonight tonight tonight

Part 8
1. Bon Jovi - Wanted dead or alive
2. Status Quo - Red sky
3. Europe - Rock the night

Part 9
1. ZZ Top - TV dinners
2. Def Leppard - Pour some sugar on me
3. NeiYoung - Cinnamon girl
4. Aerosmith - Eat the rich

Part 10
1. The Stranglers - Peaches
2. Supertramp - Breakfast in America
3. Warrant - Cherry pie

Part 11
1. Led Zeppelin - Hot dog
2. Meatloaf - Bat out of hell
3. 10CC - Life is a ministronie

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Today in rock history 18th November

Today in rock history Thursday 18th November
1952 – Bill Haley married his pregnant girlfriend just four days after he divorced his first wife.
 1953 – John McFee, guitarist with Clover, the Doobie Brothers, and Elvis Costello, is born in Santa Cruz, Calif.
 1966 – Pink Floyd play a “philadelic” music event at England’s Hornsey College of Art.
 1967 – Pink Floyd release their third single, “Apples and Oranges,” in England.
 1970 – Jerry Lee Lewis divorces his wife (and cousin) Myra Brown. Brown married the Killer 13 years ago – when she was only 14. She later says the couple spent only three nights alone during their years together.
 1972 – Danny Whitten, a guitarist and songwriter with the rock band Crazy Horse, dies of a heroin overdose. Neil Young, who occasionally uses Crazy Horse as a backing band, records his 1975 masterpiece Tonight’s the Night by way of a tribute.
 1975 – Bruce Springsteen’s first gigs in London are promoted with posters reading, “Finally the world is ready for Bruce Springsteen.”
 1984 – Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan wins Entertainer of the Year and Blues Instrumentalist of the Year at the W.C. Handy National Blues Awards.
 1987 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Mony Mony,” Billy Idol.
 1987 – Performing a second night in Los Angeles, U2 decide to support themselves as a fictional country group called the Dalton Brothers.
 1990 – At a rock memorabilia auction, Paul McCartney’s birth certificate sells for $18,000.
 1990 – Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones marries model-actress Jerry Hall in Bali, Indonesia. The couple has two children and has been together for 12 years. In 1999, the couple’s union is dissolved after allegations that Jagger fathered a child by Brazilian model Luciana Morad.
 1992 – Black Sabbath were honoured with a star at the Rock Walk in Hollywood.
 1993 – Nirvana recorded their MTV unplugged special at Sony Studios, New York.
 1995 – The Rolling Stones become the first band to Webcast one of their concerts over the Internet today.
 1997 – An AC/DC five-CD boxed set, “Bonfire,” is released in the U.S.
 2003 – John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to the Beatles’ “Nowhere Man” sell for over $300,000 at a New York auction.

Today in rock history 17th November

Today in rock history Tuesday 17th November
1941 – Byrds guitarist/songwriter Gene Clark is born in Tipton, Mo.
 1946 – Jethro Tull lead guitarist Martin Barre is born in Lancashire, England.
 1958 – DJ Alan Freed learns today that his trial for inciting a riot has been postponed until January of next year. The riot occurred during a Boston rock show he was promoting in May 1958.
 1963 – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet singer Gene Pitney at a taping of the British pop program Thank Your Lucky Stars. They give him their song “That Girl Belongs to Yesterday.” 
  1971 – The Faces release their third album, A Nod Is as Good as a Wink to a Blind Horse.
 1978 – Led Zeppelin record two takes of their new song “All My Love.” 
1978- Signs of things to come at a Bob Dylan show at the San Diego Sports Arena. A fan throws a silver cross onstage, which Dylan picks up and slips into one of his pockets.
 1980 – John Lennon’s Grammy-winning “Double Fantasy” two-record set is released.
 1987 – During a concert in Los Angeles, U2’s Bono pulls a person from the audience to sing along to the band’s version of “People Get Ready.” In turn, the aspiring singer hands Bono a demo tape.
 1990 – David Crosby crashes his motorcycle in Los Angeles and breaks his shoulder, left leg, and ankle. Police say the speeding singer wasn’t wearing a helmet, either.
 1994 – Bob Dylan spends the first of two days taping an episode of MTV Unplugged at New York’s Sony Studios. The show is broadcast in December.
 1999 – Rumors leak to the press that record executive Clive Davis is about to be removed from Arista, the label he founded, after a power struggle with Arista’s owner. However, Davis, who produced Santana’s comeback record Supernatural, stays on to the end of his contract.
 2006 – U2’s Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne.
  2007 – The Eagles were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’ the bands seventh studio album and first since 1979.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Today in rock history 16th November

Today in rock history Monday 16th November
1960 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Stay,” Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs. The song is the shortest No. 1 single in the rock era, at one minute and 37 seconds.
 1995 – As part of the shaping of Time Warner’s merger with Turner, Michael Fuchs is ousted from his position as head of Time Warner’s record labels as well as cable channel HBO.
 2000 – Kid Rock sideman Joe C. (Joseph Calleja) dies in his sleep at his home in Taylor, Mich. He is 26. Calleja had suffered from Celiac Disease, an intestinal disorder, since he was a child.
  2002 – Blues pianist/vocalist Mose Vinson dies of diabetes at his home in Memphis.
  2005 – Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics are among the honorees inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame.
  2006 – Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ album was declared the Best Selling UK album of all time by The Official UK Charts Company.
2010 – Apple Announces Beatles Deal on iTunes
Apple has acquired the rights to sell Beatles music on its online store. Looking for Hype to gain more momentum, Apple caused a frenzy Monday with speculators.
“Well, let’s not start deleting our iTunes libraries just yet”, said the Wall Street Journal, “the big news is that iTunes will finally start carrying The Beatles’ catalogue”.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Today in rock history 15th November

Today in rock history Sunday 15th November
1950 – Pub rock performer Graham Parker is born in East London.
1959 – Johnny & the Moondogs – made up of future Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison – take part in the finals of a talent competition in which the winner appears on English TV’s Star Search. Unfortunately, the last bus back to Liverpool leaves before the judging is due to occur, and the band is forced to pull out.
  1964 – In the middle of a tour of America, the Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones is hospitalized with a fever and misses the band’s last four concerts.
  1965 – The Beatles complete their sessions for Rubber Soul.
 1968 – Janis Joplin performs with Big Brother & the Holding Company for the last time on the East Coast at New York’s Hunter College.
 1969 – Janis Joplin is arrested for allegedly using obscene language at a concert in Tampa, Fla. 
 1974 – The Faces release “You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything,” which becomes their last single when Rod Stewart announces he’s leaving the band in 1976.
 1992 – Ozzy Osbourne swears that tonight’s show in Costa Mesa, Calif., will be his last concert ever. He’s joined onstage by Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward in an emotional reunion and, not surprisingly, is eventually convinced to return to performing.
 2000 – The man who nearly a year earlier broke into the home of and stabbed former Beatle George Harrison is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the U.K.’s Oxford Crown Court. Michael Abram is ordered confined to a mental hospital indefinitely for his attack on Harrison and his wife, which left George with a punctured lung.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Today in rock history 14th November

Today in rock history Saturday 14th November
1949 – Styx guitarist James Young is born in Chicago
  1951 – Barry Brandt, drummer with hard-rock band Angel, is born.
  1956 – Former Bon Jovi bassist Alec John Such is born.
 1964 – Jimmy Reed plays in Britain backed by Them, an Irish band including a young Van Morrison.
 1967 – Pink Floyd begin a U.K. tour supporting the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
  1967 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s art exhibition Half-A-Wind Show closes at London’s Lisson Gallery.
 1969 – Led Zeppelin begin recording their third album at Olympia Studios, kicking off with a run-through of “Since I’ve Been Loving You.”
1990 – In today’s issue of Newsweek, the Who’s Pete Townshend says he’s bisexual. “I know how it feels to be a woman because I am a woman,” he says.
  1992 – John Mellencamp keyboard player John Cascella is discovered dead in his car in Indiana of a heart attack.
  1995 – The Rolling Stones release their acoustic “Stripped” album.
 2000 – As promised, the Offspring give away $1 million of its own money to a lucky fan. Two finalists in the band’s online giveaway, where fans who downloaded the song Original Prankster were automatically entered, appear on MTV’s “Total Request Live” to compete in a trivia contest to determine who will take the prize. 14-year-old Ashley Hitchcock wins, correctly identifying Noodles as the oldest member of the band.
 2004 – Paul McCartney, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Robbie Williams, Keane, Snow Patrol, Travis, The Darkness and others take part in the recording of a new version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” The highlight of the session is U2’s Bono reprising his immortal line, “Tonight thank God it’s them instead of you.”

Friday, 13 November 2015

Today in rock history 13th November

Today in rock history Friday 13th November
1939 – Nathaniel Dove, keyboardist with the Robert Cray Band, is born in Bryan, Texas.
 1963 – Paul McCartney catches the flu. Hour-by-hour progress reports on his condition appear in the British press.
 1964 – The first official biography of the Rolling Stones, Our Own Story, is published in Britain.
 1966 – In today’s English Sunday Telegraph is a report that two (unnamed) Beatles have approached Allen Klein with a view to having him manage their affairs. Manager Brian Epstein dismisses the report, which has upset both George and Ringo.
 1968 – Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones buys Cotchford Farms. The English estate is where A.A. Milne wrote Winnie the Pooh, and where Jones is months later discovered dead at the bottom of his swimming pool. .
 1969 – Having bought the island of Dorinch off Ireland, John Lennon declares any hippie who wishes is free to live there.
  1972 – Led Zeppelin’s fifth tour of the U.K. sells out in four hours.
1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Whatever Gets You Through the Night,” John Lennon. Elton John plays piano and organ and sings backing vocals on the song.
 1974 – After crashing a borrowed Porsche in Iowa City, Iowa, the driver claims to be Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. The real Blackmore was actually performing in San Francisco that night.
 2000 – The Beatles sanction their first official Web site, The site launches in conjunction with the U.K. release of “1,” a compilation of 27 British and U.S. No. 1 tracks.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Brit Rock 14th November

Brit Rock 14th November
1. The Scorpions - Coast to coast
2. Status Quo - Gerundula
3. Saint Jude - Soul on fire
4. Biffy Clyro - Bubbles
5. Twin Atlantic - Heart and soul
6. Sittin' Pretty - Hopeless Annie
7. Joanne Shaw Taylor - Who do you love
8. Conquer Rio - Be my lady
9. Nirvana - Come as you are
10. Paul Menel And The Essentials - Let's do it
11. Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
12. Guns 'N' Roses - November rain
13. Evanescence - My immortal
14. Deep Purple - Hush
15. The Doors - Hello I love you
16. Iron Butterfly - In-a-gidda-di-vada
17. The Marbles - Only one woman
18. Status Quo - Pictures of matchstick men
19. The Band - The weight
20. The Zombies - Time of the season
21. Steppenwolf - Magic carpet ride
22. Jimi Hendrix - All along the watchtower
23. The Beatles - While my guitar gently weeps
24. Canned Heat - Going up the country
25. Rolling Stones - Street fighting man
26. Aerosmith - Love in an eleavator
27. Billy Idol - Rebel yell

It's an hour of the 1980's in hour three
1. Queen - One vision
2. Cinderella - Somebody save me
3. Foreigner - That was yesterday
4. Russ Ballard - Voices
5. Peter Gabriel - Red rain
6. Gun - Better days
7. The Hooters - Satillite
8. ZZ Top - Gimme all your loving
9. Richard Marx - Don't mean nothing
10. Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the moon
12. Rainbow - Since you've been gone

Timesweep 14th November

Timesweep 14th November
Part 1
1. Blondie - Picture this
2. Styx - Renegade
3. Jeff Wayne - Eve of the war
4. The Cars - Just what I needed
5. Blue Oyster Cult - Don't fear the reaper

Part 2
1. Neil Young - Four strong winds
2. Suzi Quatro - If you can't give me love
3. Joe Walsh - Life's been good
4. Queen - We will rock you
5. The Who - Who are you

Part 3
1. The Doors - Love her madly
2. Stephen Stills - Love the one you're with
3. The Who - Baba 'O Reilly

Part 4
1. Black Sabbath - Iron man
2. Badfinger - No matter what
3. Led Zeppelin - Rock and roll

Part 5
1. Mountain - Nantucket sleighride
2. David Bowie - Changes
3. Free - My brother Jake
4. Rod Stewart - Reason to believe
5. Rolling Stones - Brown sugar
6. Deep Purple - Fireball

Part 6
1. Janis Joplin - Another piece of my heart
2. Ozzy Osbourne - Mr Crowley
3. Nirvana - No Apoigies

Part 7
1. The Faces - Stay with me
2. Rolling Stones - Little red rooster
3. George Harrison - Cheer down

Part 8
1. Bon Jovi - Wanted dead or alive
2. The Byrds - My back pages
3. Jethro Tull - Cross eyed Mary
4. The Cult - LOve removal machine
5. Joe Walsh - Rocky mountain way

Part 9
1. Status Quo - Somethin' 'bout you baby I like
2. Gillan - New Orleans
3. ACDC - For those about to rock
4. Foreigner - Juke box hero

Part 10
1. Genesis - Abacab
2. Journey - Who's crying now
3. Rainbow - Can't happen here

Part 11
1. The Who - You better you bet
2. Blue Oyster Cult - Joan Crawford
3. Styx - The best of times

Today in rock history 12th November

Today in rock history Thursday 12th November
1945 – Neil Young is born in Toronto
 1947 – Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, bassist with Blue Oyster Cult, is born.
 1964 – Born on this day, David Ellefson, Megadeth
1965 – Velvet Underground made their live debut when the played at Summit High School, New Jersey, the band were paid $75 for the gig.
 1966 – The Grateful Dead perform at a Hell’s Angels dance held at San Francisco’s Sokol Hall.
 1970 – The Doors play their last concert with Jim Morrison in New Orleans.
 1971 – Led Zeppelin IV lands in stores. The much-anticipated record had been delayed due to problems with the final mixing and cover artwork, which doesn’t feature a title or the band’s name.
1979 – San Francisco witnesses the premiere of Rock Justice, a rock opera penned by Jefferson Starship’s Marty Balin. The show runs for four nights at the Old Waldorf nightclub. Balin stars as a rock star on trial for suffering a career nosedive.
1990 – Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood is hit by a car in England and breaks both his legs.
 2002 – Die-hard Beatles fans were enraged after Paul McCartney altered the song writing credits on his ‘Back In The US 2002′ album, changing them to McCartney and Lennon from Lennon and McCartney.
 2003 – Phil Collins reveals that he has lost nearly 60 percent of his hearing in his left ear.
 2003 – New Jersey radio station WCHR pulls all Jethro Tull music from its playlist after flute-waving frontman Ian Anderson criticizes excessive displays of the American flag, arguing, “It’s easy to confuse patriotism with nationalism.”
 2004 – Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, The White Stripes, Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch, Underworld’s Karl Hyde, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackay, and the Undertones’ Feargal Sharkey attend the funeral of British DJ John Peel.
 2008 – Mitch Mitchell, the innovative drummer who anchored the Jimi Hendrix Experience, dies at the age of 62.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Today in rock history 11th November

Today in rock history Wednesday 11th November
1945 – Guitarist Chris Dreja, a founding member of the Yardbirds, is born in Surbiton, Surrey, England.
  1945 – Guitarist Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge is born in New York City.
 1947 – Black Oak Arkansas bassist Pat Daugherty is born in Jonesboro, Ark.
 1950 – Born on this day, Jim Peterik, guitar, keyboards, vocals, Ides Of March and Survivor.
 1963 – In Birmingham, England, the Beatles dress up as policemen in order to escape a crowd of fans.
  1965 – The Velvet Underground makes its performance debut at a high school dance in Summit, N.J.
 1969 – The Doors’ Jim Morrison is arrested for allegedly attacking a stewardess during a flight from Los Angeles to Phoenix. He is charged with public drunkenness and interfering with the flight of an aircraft. The stewardess later withdrew her evidence and charges were dropped.
1970 – Two albums called Plastic Ono Band are released today. The first is the classic by John Lennon. The second is the more “experimental” of the two, recorded by Yoko Ono and featuring jams like “Why” followed by 10 minutes of “Why Not?”
 1972 – Bassist Berry Oakley of the Allman Brothers Band is killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Ga., three blocks from the site of Duane Allman’s motorcycle Deaths the previous year.
 1973 – Several radio stations broadcast a live Mott the Hoople show to the nation. Later it turns out the concert was just the band’s studio cuts with applause dubbed in.
1985 – After 18 years and several name changes, the group Starship scores its first No. 1 hit with “We Built This City,”
 1986 – Pink Floyd issue a statement saying that although Roger Waters is no longer with the band, they will continue using the name.
 1997 – Metallica holds a free concert in Philadelphia to celebrate the release of its newest album “Re-Load.”
 2003 – John Mellencamp address a class in rock music history at Indiana University, sharing a key bit of rock ‘n’ roll wisdom: “You’ve got to believe in yourself no matter where your dream leads you.”
 2010 – SLASH wins album of the year at classic rock honours awards

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Today in rock history 10th November

Today in rock history Tuesday 10th November
1940 – England’s original shock rocker, Screaming Lord Sutch is born in Harrow. His band was the proving ground for young guitarists like Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Ritchie Blackmore.
  1947 – Glen Buxton, longtime guitarist with the Alice Cooper band, is born.
  1948 – Greg Lake, singer and guitarist with Emerson, Lake & Palmer, is born in Bournemouth, England.
 1953 – Midge Ure of Ultravox is born in Glasgow, Scotland. He also became, in his own words, "Thin Lizzy's worst guitarist.
 1965 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Get Off My Cloud,” The Rolling Stones. The song is the group’s second No. 1 single.
 1967 – The Moody Blues release their psychedelic masterpiece “Nights in White Satin.”
1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
 1975 – David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Space Oddity, the track was first released in 1969 to tie in with the Apollo 11 moon landing.
  1978 – Tonight on British TV you can watch AC/DC perform on Rock Goes to College.
 1979 – The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Heartache Tonight’, the group’s 5th and final US No.1.
 1986 – Bruce Springsteen releases Live 1975-1985, which goes on to become one of the biggest-selling box sets of all time.
 1986 – Bob Dylan gives Gordon Lightfoot the Canadian Hall of Fame Award at a ceremony in Toronto.
 1992 – Axl Rose is found guilty of property damage and assault at a 1991 Guns N’ Roses concert in Maryland Heights, Mo. He is given two years probation and ordered to pay a fine.
 2003 – The paperback edition of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s “Journals,” bolstered with 14 pages of new material, including an extended narrative about a semifictional serial killer, is released.
 2003 – Jane’s Addiction play a surprise “flash-mob” gig in London’s Convent Garden.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Today in rock history 9th November

Today in rock history Monday 9th November
1941 – Tom Fogerty, rhythm guitarist with Creedence Clearwater Revival, and brother of John Fogerty, is born in Berkeley, Calif.
  1948 – REO Speedwagon drummer Alan Gratzer is born in Syracuse, N.Y.
 1954 – Dennis Stratton, who played guitar with Iron Maiden on their first album, is born in London.
 1961 – Brian Epstein goes to the Cavern in Liverpool, England, to get a glimpse of the Beatles. The group was brought to his attention after customers at his record store requested its German-released single “My Bonnie.” 
1966 – Death of Paul McCartney?: In 1969, using “clues” found in Beatles songs and album covers, a Detroit disc jockey and his radio audience determined that he died on this day in a car accident
1966 – John Lennon attends a private viewing of an exhibition by Yoko Ono at London’s Indica Gallery and meets the New York artist for the first time. She professes to have never heard of him.
 1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone is published with John Lennon on the cover. He is on the cover 3 times within the next year.
  1967 – Roger McGuinn kicks out David Crosby from the Byrds. Gene Clark replaces him. Crosby would later go on to form Crosby, Stills & Nash.
 1968 – Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant marries his wife, Maureen. The couple have their reception at Led Zeppelin’s gig in London’s Roundhouse, where they appear on the bill with the Deviants, Tyres, and John Lee Hooker.
 1969 – Rod Stewart releases his first solo album, entitled An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down in the U.K. and The Rod Stewart Album in the U.S.
 1974 – Bachman-Turner Overdrive hits #1 with “Free Wheelin”
  1975 – David Bowie is tonight’s guest star on the TV show Cher.
 1996 – Bob Dylan allows his song “The Times They Are A-Changin'” to be used in an advertisement for the Bank of Montreal.
 1999 – The Recording Industry Association of America declares the Eagles’ Greatest Hits 1971-1975 the best-selling album of the century.
 2009 – Bon Jovi has added a performance at the 20th anniversary celebration for the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany to what’s already a jammed promotional schedule for its new album, “The Circle.”
 2010 – Slash fans are facing a delay before the rocker’s new video with Fergie is released – because the raunchy clip needs to be censored.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Today in rock history 8th November

Today in rock history Sunday 8th November
1946 – Roy Wood of Electric Light Orchestra is born in Birmingham, England.
1949 – Pop/blues artist Bonnie Raitt is born
1961 – Brian Epstein phones the Liverpool Cavern in an effort to get a ticket to the next Beatles show. He would become the band’s manager shortly after seeing them.
1965 – The Beatles worked on a new George Harrison song ‘Think For Yourself’ at Abbey Road for their forthcoming Rubber Soul album.
1966 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience play the first of four nights at Munich’s Big Apple Club.
1967 – How I Won the War, starring John Lennon, has its New York premiere tonight.
1968 – John and Cynthia Lennon are divorced after six years of marriage. John Lennon is not in court, having rushed to Yoko Ono’s bedside at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital.
1969 – The Rolling Stones perform in Los Angeles, where they smash the concert gross record previously held by the Beatles.
1970 – Jim Morrison makes recordings of his spoken-word material. After his death, the Doors set the poems to music as An American Prayer.
1971 – At London’s Empire Ballroom, Paul McCartney throws a party to launch his new group, Wings.
1975 – David Bowie made his US TV debut performing ‘Fame’, on the Cher CBS-TV show.
2008 – AC/DC started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Black Ice’ the bands fifteenth studio album and the second-best selling album of 2008.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Today in rock history 7th November

Today in rock history Saturday 7th November
1943 – Joni Mitchell (Roberta Joan Anderson) is born in Fort McLeod, Alberta.
1954 – Born on this day, Robin Beck, singer.
  1960 – Born on this day, Tommy Thayer, lead guitarist, took over Ace Frehley’s character in Kiss of the ‘Spaceman.’
  1968 – At a Doors concert in Phoenix, Jim Morrison asks the audience to stand up. That’s enough for the local authorities to ban the group from the city.
 1971 – Born on this day, Robin Finck, American guitarist, Nine Inch Nails and Guns N’ Roses.
 1974 – Ted Nugent wins the National Squirrel Shooting Archery Contest, according to Rolling Stone. Nugent successfully picked off one of the friendly rodents at a distance of 150 yards.
1988 – John Fogerty is victorious in the court case brought against him by Fantasy Records. The label, which owns his recordings with Creedence Clearwater Revival, alleged he plagiarized his own “Run Through the Jungle” on his 1985 hit “The Old Man Down the Road.”
 2002 – A riot breaks out in Vancouver after Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose fails to appear for the kickoff show on the band’s first North American tour since 1993. It is an ill-omen for the tour, which stutters to an abrupt halt with the cancellation of all remaining dates a month later.
 2003 – Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
 2003 – The Rolling Stones play Hong Kong for the first time, headlining a concert to quell fears of a SARS epidemic.
 2006 – Genesis–Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks announce they are reforming for an upcoming world tour.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Today in rock history 6th November

Today in rock history Friday 6th November
1947 – Guitarist George Young of the Easybeats is born in Glasgow, Scotland. He’s also the older brother of AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young.
 1948 – Glenn Frey of the Eagles is born in Detroit.
 1950 – Chris Glen, bassist with the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, is born.
 1964 – Singer Corey Glover of  Living Colour is born.
 1965 – New York is hit by a citywide blackout. At the New York Hilton, Bob Dylan, Band guitarist Robbie Robertson, and pal Bob Neuwirth brave it with Brian Jones and a lot of candles.
 1965 – Jefferson Airplane play the San Francisco Mime Troupe Appeal party at the Calliope Ballroom. It’s the first concert produced by budding entrepreneur Bill Graham. 
 1966 – Born on this day, Paul Gilbert, guitarist, Mr. Big
1966 – Opening night of Bill Graham’s Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.
 1966 – Fans demonstrate outside Brian Epstein’s house in England, demanding that the Beatles perform more live concerts.
 1968 – The Monkees’ three quarter of a million dollar feature film, Head opened in New York City. Instead of being aimed at their target audience of teeny boppers, the film contained a dark theme about the manipulation of the group with walk-on appearances by inappropriate guests and scenes of Vietnam War atrocities. Reviews were harsh and the picture was a box office disaster.
 1968 – The No. 1 single in England is Joe Cocker’s interpretation of “With a Little Help From My Friends.”
 1972 – New York Dolls drummer Billy Murcia dies after mixing alcohol and pills in London.
 1973 – Phil Kaufman is fined $300 for stealing Gram Parsons’ body. Kaufman had the corpse cremated and left the ashes at the Joshua Tree monument, according, he said, to his friend’s wishes.
 1975 – The Sex Pistols make their performance debut at St. Martin’s School of Art in London. Ten minutes into the gig, the school’s social programmer pulls the plug on the band’s amplifiers.
  1980 – Led Zeppelin meet on the island of Jersey to discuss their future following John Bonham’s death.
  1986 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Amanda,” Boston. The song is from the album “Third Stage,” which was eight years in the making.
 1998 – Shock rocker-turned-glam poster-boy Marilyn Manson is the top winner at the MTV music awards.
  2007 – Meat Loaf cancelled his European tour after being diagnosed with a cyst on his vocal cords.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Brit Rock 7th November

Brit Rock 7th November
1.   Placebo - Nancy boy
2.   Nickelback - If today was your last day
3.   Def Leppard - Promises
4.   Saxon - And the band played on
5.   Genesis - Abacab
6.   Rainbow - I surrender
7.   Journey - Don't stop believing
8.   The Who - You better you bet
9.   Rush - Tom Sawyer
10. Supertramp - Take the long way home
12. Foreigner - Urgent
13. The Darkness - Friday night
14. Michael Schenker Group - Armed and ready
15. UFO - Rock bottom
16. John Lennon - Stand by me
17. Eric Clapton - Knocking on heaven's door
18. The Eagles - Life in the fast lane
19. Deep Purple - You keep on moving
20. Bad Company - Feel like making love
21. ZZ Top - Tush
22. Heart - Magic man
23. Bruce Springsteen - Born to run
24. Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
25. Biffy Clyro - Opposite

Hour three is an hour of unplugged rock
1.   Neil Young - Transformer man
2.   Green Day - Good riddance (time of your life)
3.   Kiss - Beth
4.   The Honeycombs - Sea of love
5.   Amy McDonald - Mr rock and roll
6.   Sandi Thom - The devil's beat
7.   Rod Stewart - Reason to believe
8.   The Who - Tea and theatre
9.   The Jam - English rose
10. Lindisfarne - Lady Eleanor
11. The Beatles - In my life
12. Johnny Cash - Hurt
13. Eric Clapton - Layla
14. Jimi Hendrix - The wind cries Mary
15. 10,000 Maniacs - Candy everybody wants
16. Guns 'N' Roses - Patience
17. Mr Big - To be with you

Timesweep 7th November

Timesweep 7th November
Part 1
1. Talking Heads - Burning down the house
2. Def Leppard - Photograph
3. Iron Maiden - Flight of Icarus
4. Meat Loaf - Midnight at the lost and found
5. Journey - Worlds apart (seperate ways)
6. Bryan Adams - Cuts like a knife

Part 2
1. Mark Knopfler - Theme from Local Hero
2. Big Country - Chance
3. U2 - Two hearts beat as one
4. Marillion - Script for a jester's tear
5. Van De Graf - Theme one

Part 3
1. Queen - Seven seas of Rhye
2. Deep Purple - Burn
3. Bad Company - Bad company
4. John Lennon - Whatever gets you through the night
5. Supertramp - Bloody well right
6. Elton John - The bitch is back

Part 4
1. Kiss - Heaven's on fire
2. ELO - 10538 overture
3. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have you ever seen the rain

Part 5
1. Emerson Lake & Palmer - Lucky man
2. Vanilla Fudge - You keep me hanging on
3. Neil Young - Heart of gold
4. Blue Oyster Cult - Joan Crawford

Part 6
1. Blur - Song 2
2. Green Day - Good riddance (time of your life)
3. Aerosmith - Pink
4. Foo Fighters - Everlong

Part 7
1. Radiohead - Karma police
2. Bush - Swallowed
3. Placebo - nancy boy
4. Reef - Place your hands

Part 8
1. John Fogerty - The old man down the road
2. Wings - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
3. Bachman Turner Overdrive - You ain't seen nothing yet
4. Pink Floyd - Learning to fly

Part 9
1. Simple Minds - Donj't you forget about me
2. Cream - Badge
3. The Who - Who are you
4. The Motors - Foget about you

Part 10
1. Free - Remember
2. The Ramones - Do you remember rock & roll radio
3. Phil Collins - In the air tonight
4. The Byrds - Going back

Part 11
1. Bruce Springsteen - Glory days
2. Marillion - Kayleigh
3. Skid Row - I remember you
4. Cat Stevens - Remember the days of the old school yard