Today in rock history Sunday 13th December
1948 – Ted Nugent( the motor city madman) is born in Detroit.
1948 – Guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter of the Doobie Brothers is born in Washington, D.C.
1952 – Born on this day, Berton Averre, The Knack.
1963 – Bob Dylan is given a Tom Paine Award by
the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee at their annual dinner at New
York’s Hotel Americana. However, in his acceptance speech Dylan
questions the ECLC’s objectives and even says he understands why Kennedy
was shot. He later apologizes for his remarks.
1965 – The Beatles announce that they will not be starring in an
adaptation of Richard Condon’s A Talent for Loving, as originally
reported back in February.
1966 – Jimi Hendrix made his TV debut on ITV’s ‘Ready Steady Go!’ (Marc Bolan was also on the show).
1969 – Bob Dylan was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on sale for 35 Cents.
1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Wedding Album crashes into the Billboard album chart at No. 182.
1974 – George Harrison meets with President Gerald
Ford at the White House after Gerald’s son Jack extends an invitation.
Harrison is in town to perform a date on his North American tour.
1975 – Born on this day, Tom Delonge, Blink 182.
1979 – Simple Minds played the first of two nights at The Marquee in London, tickets £1.25.
1981 – Born on this day, Amy Lynn Lee, vocals, Evanescence.
1983 – During a solo concert at London’s
Hammersmith Odeon, Robert Plant is joined by his old Led Zeppelin cohort
Jimmy Page. The two perform “Treat Her Right,” a song that was
originally a hit for Roy Head in 1965.
1993 – Playing in Los Angeles, Billy Joel invites Guns N’ Roses
guitarist Slash to show his soft rock colors by contributing a solo to
1997 – The Guess Who’s guitarist Kurt Winter dies.
2000 – Sir Paul McCartney held his first-ever London book signing at
Waterstone’s in Piccadilly. Sir Paul was in the store to sign copies of
his new book, Paul McCartney Paintings.
2000 – It’s announced that Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Aerosmith and
Queen will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
2003 – The White Stripes’ Jack White is involved
in a brawl with his Jason Stollsteimer of the Von Bondies at Detroit’s
Magic Stick venue. White is accused of spitting in Stollsteimer’s face
and repeatedly punching him in the head.
2005 – A cheque signed by John Lennon made out to the Inland Revenue
sold for £2,000 at a UK auction. It was sold by former madam Lindi St
Clair, (formerly known as Miss Whiplash), after she decided she had no
use for it.