Friday, 25 December 2015

Today in rock history 25th December

Today in rock history Friday 25th December
1944 – Canned Heat guitarist Henry Vestine is born in Washington, D.C.
 1945 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding is born in Folkestone, England.
 1954 – The great R&B vocalist Johnny Ace dies in a backstage game of Russian roulette before a Houston Christmas concert. A young Lou Reed was so distraught he wore a black armband to school.
  1957 – Shane McGowan of the Pogues is born in Kent.
 1959 – This morning young Richard Starkey receives his first drum set for Christmas.
 1960 – 12 year old James Taylor receives his first guitar for Christmas.
 1965 – George Harrison proposes to Patti Boyd as they drive to a Christmas dinner in London.
1967 – Paul McCartney becomes engaged to his girlfriend, the actress Jane Asher. However, they never marry.
  1971 – Guitarist Noel Hogan of the Cranberries is born.
 1981 – The inmates of Norfolk Correctional Center outside of Boston are treated to a Christmas concert by the J. Geils Band. Peter Wolf tells the cons, “We wanna be the first to buy you all a free drink on the outside.” 
 1998 – Bryan MacLean, guitarist and singer of folk-rock group Love, dies in Los Angeles of an apparent heart attack. He is 52.

2010 – According to Reuters, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience to launch second leg in the spring.

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