Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Today in rock history June 22nd

1936 – Singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson is born in Brownsville, Texas, the son of a minister 1947 – Howard Kaylan (Howard Kaplan) of the Turtles is born in New York City. After the Turtles disband in 1970, he and bandmate Mark Volman join Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention 1948 – Todd Rundgren is born in Upper Darby, Pa. 1959 – Chuck Berry enters US chart with Back in the USA. 1961 – At a recording session in Hamburg, the Beatles lay down “Ain’t She Sweet,” “Cry for a Shadow,” “When the Saints Go Marching In,” “Why,” “Nobody’s Child,” and “My Bonnie.” 1975 – At New York’s Madison Square Garden, Eric Clapton joins the Rolling Stones onstage to jam on “Sympathy for the Devil.” 1979 – Mick Taylor (who once referred to himself as ‘The only person to quit the Rolling Stones and live’!) releases first solo LP. 1981 – Mark Chapman pleads guilty to the murder of John Lennon and is sentenced to 20 years in jail. 1991 – Jimi Hendrix’s lyrics to “Room Full of Mirrors” sell for $35,200 at a New York auction. 1992 – Tom Jones is joined during his performance at London’s Town & Country Club by Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour. 1993 – Ozzy Osbourne changes his mind yet again about retirement and says he will reunite with Black Sabbath for a tour. 1995 – R.E.M. perform “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” with Dan Rather at a sound check in New York. 2005 – Coldplay’s X&Y stays atop the American album chart for a second week. Foo Fighters debut at No. 2 with their double album In Your Honor.

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