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
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.