Thursday, 23 June 2016
Today in rock history June 23rd
1940 – Stuart Sutcliffe, the fifth Beatle and one of the world’s worst bass players, is born in Edinburgh, Scotland. 1965 – The Yardbirds appeared at The City Hall, Salisbury, England, admission 10 shillings, ($1.40). 1966 – The Beatles fly to Germany, where they will begin their last world tour. The Rolling Stones depart London the same day to begin a tour of America. 1967 – John Entwistle bass player from The Who married Alison Wise. 1973 – George Harrison started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Living In The Material World’, his second US No.1. 1975 – Jefferson Starship release Red Octopus. Rolling Stone celebrates Marty Balin’s return to the fold by saying, “If it weren’t for Balin, Red Octopus would be completely unlistenable.” 1975 – Alice Cooper falls from stage at a Vancouver, British Columbia, concert, breaking six ribs. 1977 – A very inebriated Keith Moon joins Led Zeppelin onstage in Los Angeles. 1979 – The No. 1 album in the U.S. is Supertramp’s Breakfast in America. 1979 – The Knack release “My Sharona.” 1981 – Guitarist Robert Fripp re-forms King Crimson with Bill Bruford, Adrian Belew, and Tony Levin. 1984 – Van Halen release the all-time driving classic “Panama.” 1994 – A daughter, Francesca is born in Tarzana, Calif., to Gilby and Daniella Clarke. Gilby Clarke is the guitarist for Guns ‘N Roses. 2000 – Neil Young is honored in Toronto with a star on the Canada Walk Of Fame. 2004 – A statement appears on Dave Navarro’s Web site claiming Jane’s Addiction have split for good. 2004 – Bob Dylan was awarded an honorary degree by the University of St. Andrews, Scotland’s oldest University and made a “Doctor of Music.” 2006 – Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia.