Saturday, 25 June 2016

Today in rock history June 25th

1946 – Ian McDonald of Foreigner is born in London. 1954 – David Paich of Toto is born. 1966 – The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Love, Captain Beefheart, The Lovin Spoonful and Percy Sledge all appeared at The Hollywood Bowl, 1967 – During a north American tour The Jimi Hendrix Experience gave a free afternoon concert in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. They then played another two shows that evening at the Fillmore West. 1967 – The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” is recorded live during a British TV broadcast. 1969 – Guitarist Mick Taylor makes his performance debut with the Rolling Stones in Rome. 1983 – The Police scored their fourth UK No.1 album with ‘Synchronicity’, 1988 – Hillel Slovak original guitarist and founding member of The Red Hot Chili Peppers died from a heroin overdose shortly after the band returned from a European tour. 1988 – Van Halen started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘OU812′. 1994 – Stone Temple Pilots started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Purple’. 1995 – Pink Floyd were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Pulse’ the bands fifth US No.1. 1995 – Pearl Jam cancels their current tour, citing their ongoing war with Ticketmaster as the reason. 2005 – Tickets for a forthcoming Rolling Stones gig at the Hollywood Bowl were set to become the most expensive in rock ‘n’ roll history. Fans would have to pay up to £249 for a seat – £2 per minute to watch the Stones.

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