Today in rock history Tuesday 29th December
1942 – Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues is born in Stourton-on-Severn, England.
1946 – Marianne Faithfull is born in London, the daughter of a British university lecturer and an Austrian baroness.
1947 – Rock drummer Cozy Powell, who’s played with the Jeff Beck Group and Rainbow, is born.Fastest drummer in the world.
1953 – Badfinger drummer Mike Gibbons, one of the few surviving members of the band, is born.
1962 – While in London, Bob Dylan performs at the Troubadour folk club.
1966 – working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles began work on
the new Paul McCartney song ‘Penny Lane’.
1966 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their debut on the UK TV show ‘Top Of The Pops’ performing ‘Hey Joe’.
1966 – Born on this day, Bryan Holland, vocals, guitar, The Offspring.
1967 – Singer-guitarist Dave Mason leaves Traffic to start a solo career.
1975 – Grace Slick divorces her Jefferson Airplane cohort Paul Kantner.
1980 – Tim Hardin dies from a heroin overdose just six days after his
2000 – A federal appeals court rules that bassist
Nicholas Kussbaum can continue to bill himself as a former member of
Steppenwolf. Steppenwolf’s John Kay had invoked a 1980 contract in which
Kussbaum agreed not to emphasize his ties with the band.
2006 – The wife of rock singer Marilyn Manson, Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese filed for divorce after just a year of marriage.
2010 – Slash has released his iTunes Session EP featuring Myles Kennedy.