Friday, 4 March 2016

Today in rock history 4th March

1948 – Chris Squire (Yes) is born. 1950 – Billy Gibbons of ‘ZZ Top’ is born! 1963 – Jason Newstead (Bassist for Metallica) is Born. 1966 – John Lennon, in an interview in the London Evening Standard, creates international controversy with his remark that the Beatles “are probably bigger than Jesus right now.” 1970 – In Tampa, Fla., Janis Joplin is fined $200 for using obscene language during a November 1969 concert there. 1977 – The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the El Mocambo a small club in Toronto, Canada. 1982 – Rolling Stone announces that Moon Unit Zappa and Dweezil Zappa have united to form Fred Zeppelin. Their first single, they say, will be called “My Mother Is a Space Cadet.” 1986 – The Band’s pianist, Richard Manuel, commits suicide by hanging himself. 2003 – At a show in Jacksonville, Fla., Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band play Hank Ballard’s “Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go,” in honor of the songwriter, who died on March 2. 2011 -Courtney Love settle her lawsuit with Dawn Simorangkir, fashion designer, who claimed that Love defamed her in a series of messages on Twitter last year.

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