Saturday, 9 April 2016
Today in rock history 10th April
1959 – Swingin’ hepcat Brian Setzer is born on New York’s Long Island. 1962 -Original Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe dies in Hamburg after collapsing. His artistic ideas and close friendship with John Lennon had a lasting influence on the band. Sutcliffe’s picture appears on the cover of Sgt. Pepper. 1967 -Paul McCartney visits a Beach Boys recording session and is said to have loaned his production assistant to the track “Vegetables” for the Smile album. 1968 – Drummer Mickey Hart accepts an invitation from Bob Kreuztmann to join the Grateful Dead. 1970 – In England, Paul McCartney announces that he is no longer going to play with the Beatles on the eve of releasing his first solo album, McCartney. John Lennon was disgusted because Paul talked him into staying when he tried leaving 6 months earlier. Paul wanted to be the first to leave. 1970 – Jim Morrison asks a concert audience if they would like something belonging to him that rhymes with “sock.” Fortunately, Ray Manzarek carries him off stage before he can find what he’s alluding to. 1976 – UK music weekly The Melody Maker reviewed a Sex Pistols gig with the words, ‘I hope we shall hear no more of them.’ 1976 – Peter Frampton’s Frampton Comes Alive! tops the album chart, where it will remain for the next 10 weeks. 1982 – Iron Maiden scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘The Number Of The Beast.’ 1992 – Axl Rose leaves town before a Chicago sheriff can arrest him for allegedly starting a riot at a St. Louis Guns N’ Roses show in the summer of 1991. GNR cancel their shows in Chicago and Detroit. 1998 – Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland married Heather McMillan, the honeymoon was spent visiting amusement parks across the country. 1999 – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are the musical guests on tonight’s Saturday Night Live. 1999 – George Michael, Sinead O’Connor, Chrissie Hynde, and Paul McCartney all perform at Here There and Everywhere: A Concert for Linda, a charity tribute to Linda McCartney held at London’s Royal Albert Hall. 2001 – Bruce Springsteen won a court battle to keep the rights to his early songs. Ronald Winter of Masquerade Music had released the album ‘Before The Fame’ was found to be in breach of copyright. Springsteen was awarded more than £2m damages. 2003 – The Rolling Stones cancel their Bangkok gig after a technical hitch with their plane leaves them stranded in Bombay. 2003 – Billy Joel and Elton John postpone their Face to Face concert date in Rosemont, Ill., after Joel falls ill. 2005 – Final episode of The Osbournes was aired on MTV in the UK. The show reached a peak audience of eight million at it’s height during a three year run, Ozzy was at a loss to explain its popularity, saying, “I suppose Americans get a kick out of watching a crazy Brit family.