Friday, 24 June 2016

Today in rock history June 24th

1942 – Drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac is born in London 1944 – Jeff Beck is born in Surrey 1945 – Vocalist Colin Blunstone of the Zombies is born in Hatfield 1965 – A Spaniard in the Works, John Lennon’s follow-up to In His Own Write, is published in England 1969 –Led Zeppelin appear on Maida Vale, a BBC Studios production. 1978 – Genesis, Jefferson Starship, Jeff Beck, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Devo, Brand X and The Atlanta Rhythm Section all appeared at Knebworth Park, tickets cost £6 ($10). 1984 – In Dortmund, Germany, Yes are joined onstage by Jimmy Page, who joins in on a rendition of the Beatles’ “I’m Down.” 1989 – Paul McCartney scored his seventh UK No.1 solo album with ‘Flowers In The Dirt’, 1989 – Richard Marx scored his second US No.1 single with ‘Satisfied’, 1992 – Billy Joel receives his high school diploma from Hicksville High School on Long Island, N.Y. 1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua, and alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. 2004 – A Fender Stratocaster that Eric Clapton nicknamed “Blackie” sold at a Christie’s auction for $959,500 (£564,412) in New York, making it the most expensive guitar in the world. 2007 – The White Stripes went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Icky Thump’ the duo’s sixth studio album.

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