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
2003 – Stone Temple Pilots announce they are splitting up.