Monday, 29 February 2016

Today in rock history 1st March

1942 – Born on this day, Jerry Fisher, vocals, Blood Sweat & Tears. 1944 – The Who’s Roger Daltrey is born in Hammersmith. 1958, Buddy Holly and the Crickets began their only UK tour, a 25 date, twice- nightly package with Des O’Connor, Gary Miller, The Tanner Sisters and Ronnie Keene and his Orchestra. 1963 – Born on this day, Rob Affuso, Skid Row. 1966 – Gene Clark of The Byrds announced he was leaving the group due to his fear of flying. 1967 – Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles started recording a new song John Lennon song ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.’ 1968 – Elton John’s first single ‘I’ve Been Loving You To Long’ was released on the Phillips label, it didn’t chart. 1969 – Jim Morrison of The Doors was charged with lewd and lascivious behaviour during a show in Miami. He was found guilty and sentenced to eight months hard labour. Morrison died in Paris while the sentence was on appeal. 1970 – Charles Manson’s album “Lie” is released on Awareness Records. Profits go to Manson’s defense. 1970 – Appearing at The Northcote Arms, Middlesex, England, Mott The Hoople supported by Genesis. 1974 – Queen kick off their first headlining tour of England in Blackpool. 1975 – Bob Dylan started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Blood On The Tracks’ his second US No.1 album. 1975 – The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Best Of My Love’, the first of five US No.1’s for the band. 1977 – Sara Lowndes Dylan files for divorce from Bob Dylan in Santa Monica, Calif. 1982 – Jimmy Page releases his first solo album, the soundtrack to Death Wish II. 1994 – Nirvana played their final ever concert when they appeared at The Terminal Einz in Munich, Germany. The 3,000 capacity venue was a small Airport Hanger. The power went off during the show so they played an impromptu acoustic set including a version of The Cars ‘My Best Friend’s Girl.’ 1995 – Bruce Springsteen wins four Grammys for “Streets of Philadelphia” from the Tom Hanks film “Philadelphia.” 1997 – A Motley Crue fan who claimed his hearing had been irreparably damaged after a show in New Jersey had his lawsuit thrown out of court. The judge told Clifford Goldberg who had sat near the front of the stage, knew the risk he was taking. 2002 – Limp Bizkit’s tour manager testifies at an inquest into a fan’s death at a 2001 Australian concert. He said the show was understaffed and poorly managed. 2010 – Dave Mustaine says police were called to the set of a video shoot because Megadeth were using a tank in their promo film.

Today in rock history 29th February

Today in rock history Monday 29th February 1968, The Beatles Sgt. Pepper won album of the year, best cover and best-engineered and recorded album at this year's Grammy Awards. 1972, On the last date of an Australian tour Led Zeppelin played at the Festival Hall in Brisbane. 1976, A Special 'Leap Year' concert with The Stranglers, Nasty Pop, Deaf School and Jive Bombers, at London's Roundhouse. 1977, Two members of Lynyrd Skynyrd were knocked unconscious after a scuffle broke out- between the band and members of the metropolitan police boxing team, who were holding a dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. 1980, The glasses that Buddy Holly had been wearing when he died were discovered in a police file in Mason, Iowa after being there for over 21 years. 1988, Robert Plant released his fourth solo album, Now And Zen. 1992, Mr Big started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'To Be With You', 1996, Status Quo sued Radio 1 for £250,000 ($425,000) on the grounds that the BBC station was breaking the law by not including their new record on their playlist. 2000, Eric Clapton was banned from driving for six months after speeding at 45mph in a 30mph zone near his UK home in Surrey. 2000, Sir Elton John stormed out of the opening of his new Broadway musical show, 'Aida', after 15 minutes complaining that his songs had been ruined.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Today in rock history 28th February

Today in rock history Sunday 28th February 1942 – Born on this day, Brian Jones, guitar, Rolling Stones. 1958 – Little Richard’s Good Golly Miss Molly hits UK chart. 1963 – On the tour bus from York to Shrewsbury, John Lennon and Paul McCartney write From Me to You (based on NME letters column). 1964 – The Yardbirds played at the Rhythm and Blues Festival at The Town Hall, Birmingham, England. 1966 – Cavern Club in Liverpool closes with debts of £70,000. 1967 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Ruby Tuesday,” The Rolling Stones. The song is released as the B side to the single “Let’s Spend the Night Together.” 1970 – Led Zeppelin play Copenhagen, as The Nobs. 1970 – Frank Zappa’s Hot Rats hits UK LP chart. 1970 – In an interview with the New Musical Express, Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green talked about his plans to give all his money away. 1972 – George and Patti Harrison were injured in a car crash; Patti was unconscious for several days. 1982 – Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham collapsed during the bands European tour suffering from heroin withdrawal. 1985 – David Byron, singer with Uriah Heep died from a heart attack. Age 38. 1991 – The Record Plant in Hollywood closes. Among the albums recorded at the recording studio and rock hangout were the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” and Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life.” 1994 – Eric Clapton played his 100th performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall, in aid of the ‘Children In Crisis’, charity. 1996 – At the Grammys, Hootie and the Blowfish are named Best New Artist. Alanis Morissette wins four Grammy’s including Best Album for “Jagged Little Pill.” 2000 – Charging that he has been shortchanged millions in publishing royalties, Stan Penrige, the songwriter who penned “Beth,” sues the members of Kiss, the band’s publishing company, and Universal Music Group. 2008 – drummer Buddy Miles, who played with Jimi Hendrix in his last regular group, Band of Gypsys, died aged 60 at his home in Austin, Texas. 2011 – Suzi Rotolo, Bob Dylan’s former girlfriend dies on This Day In Rock! After meeting backstage at one of his gigs, Dylan was overcome by Suzi’s raw beauty. 2012 – Kid Rock performs at Mitt Romney’s Finale.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Today in rock history 27th February

Today in rock history Saturday 27th February 1951 – Born on this day, Steve Harley, singer, Cockney Rebel. 1954 – Journey founder and Santana guitarist Neal Schon is born in San Mateo, Calif. 1955 – Billboard announces that, for the first time, seven-inch 45 rpm singles are outselling 78s in US. 1957 – John Roy “Johnny” Van Zant (born February 27, 1959, in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American musician and the current Lead vocalist of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. 1957 – Born on this day, Adrian Smith, Iron Maiden. 1967 – Pink Floyd record Arnold Layne, their first single. 1970 – Jefferson Airplane is fined for using profanity during a show in Oklahoma City. The fine is $1,000. 1971 – Five months after her death, Janis Joplin started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Pearl". 1974 – Cher filed for divorce from Sonny Bono. Cher had married Gregg Allman from The Allman Brothers band on 27th June 1975. 1977 – Led Zeppelin cancel the kick-off of their world tour in Dallas after Robert Plant comes down with tonsillitis. 1980 – The Doobie Brothers’ “What a Fool Believes,” wins Grammys for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year. 1998 – Motley Crue member Vince Neil, not to outdone by Tommy Lee, announces an agreement with Internet Entertainment Group and Vivid Video to distribute a 60-minute home video of him having sex with two adult film models while on vacation in Hawaii. 1998 – One day after being charged, rocker Tommy Lee is free on bail after pleading innocent to charges of abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and their baby son. A judge reluctantly cuts Lee’s $1 million bail in half despite a plea relayed through an attorney who says that Mrs. Lee is fearful. 2001 – Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos Santana unveils a plaque in Autlan De Navarro declaring him the “favorite son” of the west-central Mexican town. 2003 – A lawyer for Great White’s tour manager says the band had permission from a Rhode Island nightclub to use pyrotechnics at their fatal Feb. 20 show. 2003 – Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington undergoes emergency heart surgery, leaving the Southern rockers to delay a forthcoming tour and the release of their Vicious Cycle album. 2008 – Eric Clapton is been invited to play a landmark concert in communist North Korea, according to an official at the country’s embassy in London. 2010 - Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz has been appointed as a spokesperson for UNICEF to raise awareness about the importance of providing clean drinking water for children around the world.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Timesweep 27th February

Timesweep 27th February Another quality show. Find a station at Part 1 1. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Amercian girl 2. ACDC - It's a long way to the top 3. Thin Lizzy - The boys are back in town 4. Rainbow - Stargazer Part 2 1. Kiss - Detroit rock city 2. Queen - Good old fashioned lover boy 3. Peter Frampton - Show me the way 4. Rolling Stones - Fool to cry 5. Bob Dylan - Hurricane 6. Be Bop Deluxe - Ships in the night Part 3 1. Roger Daltrey - Free me 2. Cream - I feel free 3. Free - A little bit of love 4. Tom Petty - Free falling Part 4 1. Manfred Mann - Ragamuffin man 2. The Who - Happy Jack 3. Rory Gallagher - Bad penny 4. ACDC - Highway to hell 5. Bon Jovi - Wanted dead or alive Part 5 1. Yes - Move it 2. ZZ Top - Rough boy 3. Pink Floyd - High hopes 4. J Giels Band - Love stinks Part 6 1. Foreigner - Juke box hero 2. Chad Kroger - Hero 3. The Stranglers - No more heroes 4. It Bites - Calling all the heroes 5. David Bowie - Heroes Part 7 1. Bruce Springsteen - Streets of Philadelphia 2. Buffalo Springfield - What's that sound Part 8 1. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to heaven 2. REO Speedwagon - Can't fight this feeling Part 9 1. Van Halen - Right now 2. REM - Radio song 3. Guns 'N' Roses - Civil war Part 10 1. Bryan Adams - Can't stop this thing we started 2. Marillion - No one can 3. Seal - Crazy Part 11 1. Tom Petty - Into the great wide open 2. Thunder - Love walked in 3. Ozzy Osbourne - No more tears

Brit Rock 27th February

Brit Rock 27th February Another quality show. Find a station at 1. Foo Fighters - Learning to fly 2. Tom Petty - Learning to fly I am joined by Kirsten Rosenberg, lead vocalist of The Iron Maidens, the only all female Iron Maiden tribute act in the world. 3. The Iron Maidens - Run to the hills 4. The Iron Maidens - 2 minutes to midnight 5. The Iron Maidens - Wasted years 6. The Iron Maidens - Running free 7. The Iron Maidens - Revelations 8. Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit 9. Def Leppard - Women 10. David Lee Roth - Big trouble Next, there's an interview with Ricky Warwick from Black Star Riders, The Almighty and Thin Lizzy 11. The Almighty - Free 'n' easy 12. Black Star Riders - Kingdom of the lost 13. Ricky Warwick - Hearts on trees 14. Ricky Warwick - When Patsy Cline was crazy 15. Thin Lizzy - Black rose (live) 16. Goo Goo Dolls - Iris 17. Hoobastank - The reason 18. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to heaven 19. Pink Floyd - High hopes Hour three is an hour of 1980's hair metal 1. Twisted Sister - We're not gonna take it 2. Quiet Riot - Cum on feel the noize 3. Poison - Talk dirty to me 4. Bon Jovi - Lay your hands on me 5. Ratt - Round and round 6. Cinderella - Gypsy road 7. Whitesnake - Crying in the rain 8. The Scorpions - Rock you like a hurricane 9. Y&T - Summertime girls 10. Van Halen - Jump 11. Motley Crue - Home sweet home 12. Vixen - Edge of a broken heart 13. Cheap Trick - The flame

Today in rock history 26th February

Today in rock history Friday 27th February 1943 – Paul Cotton (Poco) is born. 1945 – The very hirsute Canned Heat singer Bob “Bear” Hite is born in Torrance, Calif.1945 – The very hirsute Canned Heat singer Bob “Bear” Hite is born in Torrance, Calif. 1965 – Guitarist Jimmy Page releases his first solo single, “She Just Satisfies.” The noted session musician and future Led Zeppelin genius goes on to join the Yardbirds after it fails to chart. 1966 – The Rolling Stones release “19th Nervous Breakdown.” It becomes their ninth hit single, reaching No. 2 on the American charts. 1966 – The Beatles ‘Rubber Soul’ was at No.1 on the US album chart, the group’s seventh US album chart topper. 1973 – During a 9-date tour of Australia and New Zealand The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. 1977 – Fleetwood Mac: Rumours hits UK LP chart. 1979 – During a court case between The Sex Pistols and their manager Malcolm McLaren it was revealed that only £30,000 ($51,000) was left of the £800,000 ($1,360,000) the band had earned. 1980 – After seeing U2 play at Dublin’s National Boxing Stadium in front of 2,400 people; Rob Partridge and Bill Stewart from Island Records in the UK offered the band a recording contract. 1995 – Former Led Zeppelin duo Jimmy Page and Robert Plant kick off a year-long world tour in Pensacola, Fla., supporting their live “No Quarter” reunion album. 1997 – Ellen DeGeneres hosts this year’s Grammys. Eric Clapton wins Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Change the World.” 1998 – Rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame is formally charged with abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of their sons, Dylan. 2001 – A woman repeatedly accused of stalking Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose is charged with violating her probation after visiting Rose’s home in Malibu, Calif. 2002 – The Eagles, John Fogerty, Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks are among those taking part in Four Concerts for Artists’ Rights, held in the Los Angeles area to raise funds for the Recording Artists Coalition. The organization is working toward changes in the California Labor Code that affect recording artists. 2002 – Alanis Morissette releases her third chart-topping album Under Rug Swept, featuring the single “Hands Clean.” 2005 – The wife of Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt was rushed to hospital after slashing her wrists in a suicide attempt after a Sunday newspaper ran a story claiming that Rick had been cheating on his wife.