Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Today in rock history 9th June
1915 – Les Paul, the jazz musician whose name became synonymous with the electric guitar, is born 1941 – Born on this day, Jon Lord, keyboards, Deep Purple 1947 – Born on this day, Mitch Mitchell, drums, Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1950 – Born on this day, Trevor Boulder, bass, Spiders From Mars, Uriah Heep 1962 – The Beatles, on the last night of their tour with Roy Orbison, performed at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire. It was during this tour that The Beatles’ fans started throwing jelly babies at them while they were on stage, after an off-the-cuff remark on television that George Harrison enjoyed eating them. 1967 – Everett Dean Felber, bassist for Hootie & The Blowfish, is born in Bethesda, Md. 1970 – Princeton University gives Bob Dylan an honorary doctorate in music. 1972 – Record executive John Hammond makes Bruce Springsteen his latest signing to CBS. 1977 – George Harrison divorces Patti Boyd, who would later marry Harrison buddy Eric Clapton. 1986 – Bob Dylan begins the American leg of his True Confessions tour at San Diego’s Sports Arena. 1998 – Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall were involved in a brawl at The Metropolitan Hotel, London. 2002 – Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia’s Emerald Coast. 2002 – it was announced that Rolling Stone Mick Jagger was to be given a knighthood for his services to music. 2003 – Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington is released from a Los Angeles hospital after suffering crippling stomach pains. Docs say a parasite or intestinal disorder was likely to blame. 2005 – U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa.