Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Today in rock history 2nd December

Today in rock history Wednesday 2nd December
1960 – Bassist Rick Savage of Def Leppard is born.
 1964 – Ringo Starr enters a London hospital to get his tonsils removed.
 1969 – Having watched them play with Eric Clapton last night in London, George Harrison joins Delaney & Bonnie to perform with them in Bristol, England, tonight. He tours the U.K. with their ensemble, marking the first series of live performances by a Beatle since 1966.
 1971 – Led Zeppelin release “Black Dog” as a single in the U.S.
 1973 – The Who are arrested in Montreal for allegedly wrecking a hotel suite. They spend six hours in jail and are ordered to pay a $2,100 fine. John Entwistle later writes the song “Cell Block Number Seven” about the incident.
 1986 – Jerry Lee Lewis checks into the Betty Ford Clinic to overcome a painkiller addition. Great balls of fire!
 1988 – Today on Geraldo, the talk-show host welcomes Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and Willie Nelson to talk about a subject that touches us all: sex on the road.
 1995 – Actress Roxie Roker, mother of rocker Lennie Kravitz, dies in Los Angeles of an undisclosed illness at age 66. Roker was a star of the long-running TV comedy “The Jeffersons” as well as a stage actress.
 1997 – A man dies after falling from the balcony of the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan during a Rolling Stones concert.
 2001 – With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH1 Music Awards.
 2003 – Alice Cooper receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It sits between Gene Autry and Hugh Hefner’s.
 2003 – Switzerland investigates Marilyn Manson after the religious group Christians for Truth allege his concert in Zurich broke a law designed to protect the sanctity of Swiss religion.
 2007 – Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne made more than $800,000 (£389,032) for charity after they sold off some of their possessions from their former US home. Items sold included the family’s custom pool table for $11,250 (£5,470) and a pair of Ozzy’s trademark round glasses went for $5,250 (£2,553). The beaded wire model of the Eiffel Tower that adorned the kitchen fetched $10,000 (£4,862), while skull-adorned trainers worn by Ozzy sold for $2,625 (£1,276).

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