Saturday, 28 May 2016

Today in rock history 28th May

1910 – Born on this day, T- Bone Walker, US blues guitarist, influenced Albert Collins, BB King, Buddy Guy, Freddy King. 1917 – Born on this day, Papa John Creech – violinist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna 1945 – John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival is born in Berkeley, Calif. 1949 – Born on this day, Wendy O. Williams – singer with The Plasmatics 1955 – Born on this day, John McGeoch, guitar, member of Magazine 1963 – During a UK tour supporting Roy Orbison, The Beatles played at the Gaumont Cinema in Worcester. 1964 – The BBC received over 8,000 postal applications for tickets for The Rolling Stones appearance on Juke Box Jury. 1969 – Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull were arrested at their London home and charged with possession of cannabis, They were released on £50 ($85) bail. 1977 – Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers played together for the first time when they performed as part of Mike Howletts band, Strontium 90 at the Circus Hippodroms, Paris. 1982 – Promoter Bill Graham staged a special Vietnam Veterans benefit concert in San Francisco starring The Jefferson Starship, The Grateful Dead and Country Joe. 1983 – The four day US Festival ’83’ took place in California, featuring The Clash, U2, David Bowie, The Pretenders, Van Halen, Stray Cats, Men At Work, Judas Priest, Stevie Nicks and Ozzy Osbourne. Over 750,000 fans attended the festival. 1988 – Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler married second wife Teresa Barrick in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. 1990 – Mitch Mitchell former drummer with Jimi Hendrix took out a High Court action against Private Eye magazine over an allegedly defamatory item. 1995 – Hootie & the Blowfish started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album charts with ‘Cracked Rear View’. The album went on to sell over 15m copies. 1996 – Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan was rushed to Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles after an apparent drug overdose. 2003 – Paul McCartney announces that he and his wife Heather Mills are expecting their first child later in the year. 2004 – Guitarist from 80’s glam band Enuff Z’ Nuff Derek Frigo died of a drug overdose aged 36 2007 – The Police kicked off their 152 show Reunion Tour at General Motors Place in Vancouver, Canada in front of 22,000 fans. 2012 – “Yellow Submarine” the animated Beatles movie was restored and re-released.

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