Saturday, 26 March 2016

Today in rock history 26th March

1946 – Fred Sheehan (Boston) is born this day 1948 – Richard Tandy (ELO) is born 1948 – Steve Tyler (Aerosmith) is born 1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their “Bed-in” at the Amsterdam Hilton. 1994 – Soundgarden : Superunknown : US LP is no. 1 chart topper. 1998 – Chuck Negron files suit against his former Three Dog Night band mates, alleging that they breached a 1990 settlement agreement and interfered with his career. 2000 – Santana started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Supernatural.’ 2000 – Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, earning his first golden statue for “You’ll Be In My Heart,” 2002 – Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies. 2006 – U2’s The Edge donated his favourite guitar a 1975 Gibson Les Paul to a charity he co-founded to replace instruments lost or destroyed when Hurricane Katrina hit the US. 2006 – Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’ as the greatest guitar solo of all time. 2010 – Jimi Hendrix coming to Rock Band 2011 – Yes re-team with Trevor Horn, the producer behind their 1983 hit “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”

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