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.

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