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.