Friday, 17 June 2016

Today in rock history June 17th

1930 – Born on this day, Cliff Gallup, guitarist, Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps, 1947 – Born on this day, Greg Rolie, Santana, 1963 – The Rolling Stones released their first UK single, ‘Come On’, it peaked at No.21 on the UK chart. 1965 – Working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles completed work on the new Paul McCartney song ‘Yesterday’ with the overdubbing of an additional vocal track by McCartney and a string quartet. 1966, Guitarist Peter Green joined John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers 1972 – The Rolling Stones album ‘Exile On Main Street’ started a four-week run at the top of the US charts 1980, Van Halen kicked off a 6-date UK tour at Newcastle City Hall 1991 – For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (Van Halen) is released this day 1999 – A teenage girl was crushed to death during a gig by Hole at the Hultsfred Festival, Sweden. 2005 – Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, dies at his home. He was 41. 2007 – The Traveling Wilburys went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Collection.’

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