Thursday, 23 November 2017

Today in rock history 23rd November

1899 – The world’s first jukebox was installed at San Francisco’s’ Palais Royal Hotel.
1936 – In a San Antonio hotel room, mysterious blues pioneer Robert Johnson records his first tracks, including “Ramblin’ on My Mind.”
1948 – Tony Bourge from Budgie is born.
1954 – Bruce Hornsby is born in Williamsburg, Va.
1956 – Sheet metal worker Louis Balint was arrested after punching Elvis Presley at a Hotel in Toledo. Balint claimed that his wife’s love for Elvis had caused his marriage to break up.
1962 – The Beatles audition for BBC producers looking for bands with TV potential. They fail.
1964 – The Rolling Stones are banned from the BBC for unprofessionalism after showing up late for appearances on the radio shows Top Gear and Saturday Club.
1968 – Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant finalizes a deal to sign the band to Atlantic Records after Dusty Springfield recommends Jimmy Page to label boss Ahmet Ertegun.
1968 – It’s reported that San Francisco’s Family Dog collective has lost its license to hold its famed marathon Grateful Dead concerts at the Avalon Ballroom.
1972 – Bob Dylan and wife Sara arrive in Durango, Colo., where he’s due to begin filming Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.
1976 – Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested outside of Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion after waving a pistol and demanding to see “The King.”
1999 – Dave Matthews Band release their second official live album, Listener Supported.
2000 – The son of George Harrison was involved in a car crash. Dhani Harrison crashed his Audi S3 in Oxfordshire but escaped any serious injury.
2007 – Bono and The Edge from U2 made a surprise appearance at a charity gig, playing four songs before 250 people. The London gig at the Union Chapel was held as part of the Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions.
2008 - Guns N’ Roses released Chinese Democracy which was their first album of original material since the simultaneous release of Use Your Illusion I & Use Your Illusion II seventeen years earlier
2010 – Gene Simmons wants Simon Cowell’s job – he’s convinced he would make a better judge on the TV mogul’s reality singing contests because he has real experience in the music industry.

Today in rock history 22nd November

1942 – Drummer Floyd Sneed of Three Dog Night is born in Calgary, Alberta.
1950 – Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads is born in Coronado, Calif.
1950 - Steven Van Zandt-guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band is born
1955 – Sun Records sells Elvis Presley’s contract to RCA for $40,000. Sun boss Sam Phillips invested his portion of the money into the fledging Holiday Inn chain.
1961 – Bob Dylan finishes recording his self-titled debut in the second of two three-hour sessions.
1963 – The Beatles release their second album, With the Beatles, which already has advance orders of 300,000 copies.
1965 – Bob Dylan marries Sara Lowndes in Nassau County, New York. His marriage to the single mother remains a secret until the following February.
1981 – Tonight at Chicago’s Checker Board Lounge, blues giant Muddy Waters is joined by fans Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood for a jam onstage.
1982 – Led Zeppelin release their outtakes album Coda. The collection goes to No. 6 in the U.S.
1990 -  Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman announced that his 17 month marriage to model Mandy Smith was over.
1997 – Michael Hutchence, lead singer of Australia’s premiere pop phenomenon, INXS, is found hanging in his fifth floor suite at the Ritz- Carlton hotel in Sydney.
2000 – Ted Gardner, former manager of Tool, sues the members of the L.A. band, their corporation, and their publishing company, alleging breach of contract and fraud.
2003 – ZZ Top become the final rock band to play their hometown’s legendary venue, the Houston Compaq Center. The trio first played there in November 1975.
2006 - After living in the U.S. since the mid 1970’s, Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood became a U.S. citizen in Los Angeles.
2010 – Vince Neil says he is “Taking a beating” on Skating With The Stars.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Timesweep 18th November

Part 1
A look at unrequited love
1. Rick Springfield - Jessie's girl
2. Jim Capaldi - Love hurts
3. J Giels Band - Love stinks
4. The Stranglers - Walk on by
5. REO Speedwagon - Can't fight this feeling
Part 2
1. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I hate myself for loving you
2. The Police - Every little thing she does is magic
3. Def Leppard - Photograph
4. Nelson - I can't live without your love and affection
5. Meatloaf - Two out of three ain't bad
Part 3
Back to 1990
1. Warrant - Cherry pie
2. Jeff Lynne - Every little thing
3. Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
Part 4
1. Black Crowes - Hard to handle
2. Aerosmith - What it takes
3. Quireboys - Hey you
4. Michael Penn - No myth
Part 5
1. Queensryche - Silent lucidity
2. Faith No More - Epic
3. ACDC - Money talks
4. Genesis - Turn it on again
5. The Who - I can't explain
Part 6
This week in rock history
1. Led Zeppelin - The immigrant song
2. Badfinger - Come and get it
3. The Who - The kids are alright
4. Queen - Play the game
5. John Lennon - Cold turkey
Part 7
1. Quiet Riot - Cum on feel the noize
2. INXS - Beautiful girl
3. Rolling Stones - Mixed emotions
Part 8
1. Fleetwood Mac - You make loving fun
2. Focus - Sylvia
3. Jimi Hendrix - The wind cries Mary
4. Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein
Part 9
Back to 1971
1. The Doors - Love her madly
2. Stephen Stills - Love her madly
3. The Who - Baba O' Reilly
Part 10
1. Black Sabbath - Iron man
2. Badfinger - No matter what
3. Led Zeppelin - Rock and roll
Part 11
1. Mountain - Nantucket sleighride
2. David Bowie - Changes
3. Free - My brother Jake
4. Rod Stewart - Reason to believe

Brit Rock 18th November

1. Steve Winwood - Roll with it
2. Iron Maiden - Can I play with madness
3. Sinead O' Connor - Mandinka
4. Cinderella - Gypsy road
5. Bon Jovi - Bad medicine
6. Travelling Wilburys - End of the line
7. Van Halen - When it's love
8. Robert Plant - Heaven knows
9. Poison - Nothing but a good time
10. The Waterboys - Fisherman's blues
11. Midnight Oil - Beds are burning
12. Pat Benatar - All fired up
13. Georgia Satellites - Hippy hippy shake
14. The Darkness - Solid gold
15. Billy Joel - We didn't start the fire
16. Steven Wilson - Nowhere now
17. Marillion - Freaks
18. Stuart Hamm - The book of lies
19. Ronnie James Dio, Yngwie J Malmsteem, Stuart Hamm - Dream on
20. Joe Satriani - Summer song
21. Stuart Hamm - Black ice
22. Magnum - Just like an arrow
23. John Farnham - The voice
24. Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded by the light
Hour three is back to the 1960's
1. Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire
2. The Kinks - You really got me
3. Blind Faith - Well all right
4. Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
5. Rolling Stones - We love you
6. Bob Dylan - Like a rolling stone
7. Fleetwood Mac - Oh well
8. The Beatles - The night before
9. The Beatles - I need you
10. The Beatles - It's only love
11. Manfred Mann - Mighty Quinn
12. The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man
13. Canned Heat - On the road again
14. Traffic - paper sun
15. Spencer Davis Group - Gimme some lovin'
16. The Shadows - Apache
17. The Who - The kids are alright

Today in rock history 21st November

1940 – Dr. John, the New Orleans pianist is born today
1941 – Andrew Love, who has blown his horn for the Doobie Brothers and Robert Cray, is born in Memphis.
1963 – Questions in the House of Commons about the Beatles. A conservative MP asks the home secretary whether the Fab Four should still be allowed police protection from their screaming fans.
1967 – The Who release their album The Who Sell Out. The between-song jingles give some hint of the band’s ambition, which also manifests itself in the mini-rock opera “Rael.”
1967 – The Beatles are in an editing suite on London’s Old Compton Street putting together their Magical Mystery Tour film.
1968 – Yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage. John Lennon has a Nagra tape recorder sent to the hospital so he can record the last heartbeats of his son, who is named John Ono Lennon II.
1974 – Jefferson Starship are reunited with Marty Balin onstage at San Francisco’s Winterland.
1975 – Elton John receives a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
1976 – Punk band Chelsea, featuring Billy Idol on vocals, play their last-ever gig at London’s Nashville club. Billy Idol departs with the band’s Tony James to start Generation X.
1980 – Don Henley is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of marijuana, cocaine, and Quaaludes after paramedics treat a 16-year-old girl suffering from drug intoxication at his Los Angeles home.
1981 – In Lakeland, Fla., Bob Dylan wraps up his Shot of Love tour with one of his longest shows ever. He plays 28 songs and six encores. It’s also the first time he plays “Every Grain of Sand.”
1988 – Jimmy Page begins a British tour at the Birmingham Hummingbird.
1988 – Pink Floyd release their live album Delicate Sound of Thunder.
1991 – The rock group Aerosmith makes a guest appearance on an episode of the Fox TV animated comedy series “The Simpsons” titled “Flaming Moe’s.”
1995 – The 60-track “The Beatles Anthology I” is released including the previously unreleased track “Free As A Bird.”
1995 - Peter Grant, manager of Led Zeppelin and widely credited for improving pay and conditions for musicians in dealings with concert promoters died of a heart attack while driving to his home in Eastbourne, U.K. He was 60 years old.
2002 - Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, the surviving members of The Doors announced that they would be performing again with Ian Astbury of The Cult singing & Stewart Copeland of The Police on drums.
2003 – Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst requires seven stitches to his face after being hit by a flying object during the New York stop of their Back 2 Basics tour with Korn.
2005 – Shots are fired by an unknown assailant at Bret Michaels’ tourbus in Chicopee, Mass. The Poison singer, who was on the bus at the time, is hit by falling glass but escapes serious injury.
2007 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers were suing a US network over the name of its TV show, Californication saying the title was “immediately associated in the mind of the consumer” with its 1999 album and single release.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Today in rock history 20th November

1944 – Producer Mike Vernon is born in Harrow, England. As well as introducing John Mayall to Eric Clapton, he was responsible for the ’60s output of blues bands like Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack and Ten Years After.
1946 – Guitarist Duane Allman is born in Nashville, Tenn.
1947 – Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh is born in New York.
1950 – Gentle Giant’s guitar midget, Gary Green is born.
1954 – Frank Marino (Francesco Antonio Marino), guitarist for Mahogony Rush is born.
1959 – WABC-TV in New York fires DJ Alan Freed after he refuses to deny that he accepted payola.
1964 – John Lennon films a comic sketch for the British TV series Not Only but Also with Dudley Moore on Wimbledon Common.
1964 – On the British music show Ready Steady Go tonight, the Rolling Stones lip-sync their songs “Off the Hook,” “Around and Around,” and “Little Red Rooster.”
1965 – Michael Diamond, better known to Beastie Boys fans as Mike D, is born in New York. .
1968 – Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites are approached by Albert Grossman to help the newly solo Janis Joplin put together her own band.
1970 – Ray Davies flies to London to re-record a lyric to “Apeman” and make it acceptable for radio airplay.
1971 – Led Zeppelin play the first of two “Electric Magic” shows at London’s Wembley Empire Pool. The shows incorporate trapeze artists, performing pigs, and vaudeville performers with Bronco, Stone the Crows, and the headliners. Tickets for the shows sold out in four minutes.
1973 - During a concert at San Francisco’s Cow Palace, Who drummer Keith Moon collapsed onstage after someone spiked his drink with horse tranquilizer. Audience member, 19 year old Scot Halpin filled in for the final three songs of The Who’s set.
1991 – The Rolling Stones announced they’d signed a £20 million deal with Virgin Records, to make three albums over six years.
1994 – David Crosby receives a liver transplant.
1998 – Alanis Morissette does an in store performance for the opening of a Tower records store in Buenos Aires. Proceeds from the sale of her album for the day are donated to a local children’s hospital.
2003 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces it will induct Prince, George Harrison, Traffic, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, ZZ Top, and doo-wop group the Dells in 2004.
2007 – Velvet Revolver were forced to cancel a four-city Japanese after their requests for visas was rejected. Officials were said to have refused the band entry to Japan due to previous drug convictions.
2010 - After the end of Bob Dylan’s concert in Amherst, MA, a man with a fake crew pass walked into a pizza parlor and ordered 178 pizzas and never came back to pick the pizzas up. The staff worked until 5:30 a.m. to fill the order.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Today in rock history 19th November

1960 - Matt Sorum-drummer for The Cult, Guns N’ Roses & Velvet Revolver is born.
1965 – Roger Daltrey walks out on a Who performance at London’s Glad Rags Ball after they experience trouble with the P.A
1971 – B.B. King marks his 25th anniversary in music by opening a European tour in London.
1973 – Led Zeppelin begin sessions for their sixth album by recording a demo called “Driving to Kashmir.” The song title would later be shortened to just plain “Kashmir.” The sessions break up when John Paul Jones threatens to leave the band to become a choirmaster.
1976 - George Harrison performs on Saturday Night Live. During the show, producer Lorne Michaels makes an appeal for the Beatles to re-form, saying he will pay them the union minimum to play on his show. Paul McCartney is currently staying with John Lennon at the Dakota and both see Michaels’ plea, but they don’t take him up on the offer.
1979 – Chuck Berry is released from Lompoc Prison, Calif., after serving a sentence for income tax evasion.
1983 – Badfinger bassist Tom Evans commits suicide after the band splits by hanging himself, just as Badfinger songwriter Pete Ham had done eight years earlier.
1995 – Bruce Springsteen’s 13th album, “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” is released.
1997 – Michael Hutchence arrives in Sydney to begin rehearsing with INXS for their 20th anniversary tour. He was discovered dead in his hotel room three days later.
1998 – Motley Crue fans are able to fulfill all their fashion needs when the bands new retail store, S’Crue, opens at 7201 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles.
2003 – Stone Temple Pilots announce they are splitting up.
2007 - Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow died of an accidental cocaine overdose at his home in Las Vegas, NV. His body was discovered six days later. He was 52 years old.