Monday, 21 March 2016

Today in rock history 21st March

1949 – Eddie Money (Edward Mahoney) is born 1950 – Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) is born this day 1955 – Big Maybelle records Whole Lotta Shakin’ in New York. 1961 – Beatles play Cavern Club for the first time (following call from Pete Best’s mum to DJ Bob Wooler). 1965 – The Who appeared at the Trade Union Hall, Watford. 1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their ‘Bed-In’ at Amsterdam Hilton. 1976 – David Bowie and Iggy Pop are busted for suspected marijuana possession in New York, but charges are later dropped. 1983 – Pink Floyd release The Final Cut, their last album recorded with Roger Waters. 1984 – Strawberry Fields, an area in Central Park bought by Yoko Ono in memory of her late husband was opened. 1987 – ZZ Top wrap up their Afterburner world tour with a final show in Honolulu. 1991 – Leo Fender dies . His most famous creations include the Fender Stratocaster. 2002 – Marilyn Manson announces his new album is called The Golden Age of Grotesque. Fans have to wait until 2003 for its release, however. 2003 – Matchbox Twenty postpone their European tour as war escalates between the United States and Iraq. 2003 – Kid Rock and country star Tim McGraw play a surprise concert outside of Detroit to benefit the Red Cross. 2005 – MTV airs the final episode of The Osbournes. The dysfunctional metal family get paid a visit from TV guru Dr. Phil. 2012 – “Yellow Submarine” the animated Beatles movie was restored completely

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