Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Today in rock history 9th March
1948 – Born on this day, Chris Thompson, vocals, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, 1964 – The Beatles filmed the last day of train scenes for the movie A Hard Dad’s Night. During their six days of filming aboard a moving train, The Beatles traveled a total of 2,500 miles on the rails. 1968 – Bob Dylan started a ten-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with his ninth album ‘John Wesley Harding’. A US No.2 in the same year. 1979 – UK band Eddie & The Hot Rods released a new album ‘Thriller’, featuring special guest Linda McCartney on backing vocals. 1981 – Robert Plant played a secret gig at Keele University, England with his new band The Honey Drippers. 1985 – Mick Jagger released his solo single ‘Just Another Night’ a No. 12 hit in the US and No. 32 on the UK charts. 1991 – ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ gave The Clash their only UK No.1 single after the track was used for a Levi’s TV advertisement. 2000 – PETA member Chrissie Hynde leaps into the window of a Gap in New York to protest the retailer’s alleged use of cow leather from India. 2001 – The Recording Industry Association of America sends Napster a list of 135,000 songs they want barred from the MP3-swapping Web site. 2002 – Don Henley plays a benefit show to raise money for the Linden Municipal Hospital Authority in his Texas hometown. 2007 – Brad Delp lead singer of US rock band Boston committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning 2011 –Eric Clapton has put up several personal items for auction at Bonhams in New York City. Proceeds from the event will benefit Crossroads, a treatment center that Clapton established in Antigua. 2012 – David Bowie is commemorated with a plaque on Heddon Street, London. 2016 - Sir George Martin, the fifth Beatle, dies aged 90.