Thursday, 24 March 2016

Today in rock history 24th March

1949 – Nick Lowe is born in Woodchurch, England. 1962 – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first perform together as Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys. 1965 – The Beatles continued filming ‘Help’ at Twickenham Studios, 1973 – Lou Reed is bitten by a fan who jumps on stage in Buffalo, N.Y. 1973 – Alice Cooper: Billion Dollar Babies UK LP no. 1 chart topper. 1973 – Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon released in the UK. 1982 – Iron Maiden release the album The Number of the Beast. 1986 – Van Halen release 5150… or is that Van Hagar. 1991 – After repeatedly criticizing Miller Beer, the tour sponsors, The Black Crowes are dropped as the opening act on ZZ Top’s tour. 2000 – A film company paid £635,000, ($1,079,500) for over nine hours of film shot during the 70s by Yoko Ono. The film contained shots of Lennon smoking hash and talking about his political beliefs. 2001 – A stretch of road on Highway 19 in Macon, Georgia, was named Duane Allman Boulevard, near where the Allman Brothers guitarist died aged 24 in a motorcycle crash on October 29, 1971. 2001 – A Bon Jovi-headlined concert at the Colonial Stadium in Melbourne grosses Australian $1.7 million to benefit flood-stricken farmers. 2001 – Sammy and Kari Hagar give birth to their second daughter in a Northern California hospital. Samantha Pastel Hagar weighs in at a healthy 6 lbs., 1 oz. and is the second child for the couple. 2002 – Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix becomes the proud father of a baby boy, Makaile Cielo Shaddix. 2005 – Anthrax announce they are reforming with their classic Among the Living line-up for a tour. 2008 – During a North American tour, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. 2010 – Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen announced his first Russian concert appearances in 21 years.

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