Friday, 3 June 2016

Today in rock history 3rd June

1946 – Byrds drummer Michael Clarke is born Michael Dick in Spokane, Wash. 1946 – Singer Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople and the Hunter Ronson Band is born in Shrewsbury, England. 1947 – Mickey Finn of T.Rex is born this day 1950 – Suzi Quatro is born in Detroit. 1952 – Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist Billy Powell is born in Corpus Christi, Texas. 1964 – The Rolling Stones, touring America for the first time, appear on ABC’s Hollywood Palace. The show is hosted by Dean Martin. 1967 – The Doors release their No. 1 single “Light My Fire.” 1967 – Jefferson Airplane appear on American Bandstand, playing “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love.” 1970 – In the recording studio, Ray Davies of the Kinks changes the word “Coca-Cola” in the song “Lola” to “cherry cola” to qualify for airplay on the BBC. 1972 – Pink Floyd release the soundtrack to director Barbet Schroeder’s Obscured by Clouds. 1972 – The Eagles release “Take It Easy.” 1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Band on the Run,” Paul McCartney & Wings. It is recorded in Lagos, Nigeria. 1981 – Phil Collins releases his solo debut, Face Value. 1987 – Bryan Adams records a live version of the Christmas song “Run Rudolph Run.” 1989 – Pink Floyd perform in Moscow. 1993 – U2 re-sign with Island, guaranteeing six albums over the next 10 years. 1994 – Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam marries Beth Liebling. 1998 – Van Halen is forced to cancel a concert at the Docks club in Hamburg, Germany, after a chunk of ceiling plaster falls on drummer Alex Van Halen’s arm 2000 – Allman Brother Dickey Betts is arrested after threatening his wife with a knife, destroying his living room in Florida, and disappearing. 2003 – The Doors announce they’ve settled a lawsuit launched by Stewart Copeland. Copeland filed a breach of contract lawsuit after the reunited group replaced him with drummer Ty Dennis. 2003 – The Osbournes star Jack Osbourne reveals he entered rehab to fight an addiction to Oxycontin. 2004 – Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti and drummer Scott Phillips tell MTV that the band broke up have split after personal issues arose with singer Scott Stapp. 2006 – Red Hot Chili Peppers were at No.1 on the UK and US album charts with Stadium Arcadium the bands ninth studio album. 2010 - The Los Angeles City Council has officially declared May 30th RONNIE JAMES DIO Day. The announcement was made at Sunday’s public memorial service for the recently deceased, metal singer.

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