Thursday, 21 July 2016
Today in rock history 22nd July
1944 – Richard Davies of Supertramp is born. 1947 – Drummer Don Henley of the Eagles is born in Gilmer, Texas. 1965 -Mick Jagger, Brian Jones & Bill Wyman were fined 5 pounds each for urinating on the wall of a gas station in East Ham, England. 1967 - Vanilla Fudge made their live debut at the Village Theatre in New York City on a bill with The Byrds. 1968 – The Byrds’ “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” album is released. 1972 - The Who released “Join Together” which went on to reach number seventeen on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. 1972 - Paul & Linda McCartney were arrested in Sweden on charges of drug possession. 1983 - Dire Straits began a two night stand at London’s Hammersmith Odeon where they recorded & filmed their first live album & concert video Alchemy: Dire Straits Live which was released the following year. 1986 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Sledgehammer,” Peter Gabriel. The song is the first single from Gabriel’s album “So.” 1998 – Raimundo Amador, Spain’s premier exponent of gypsy flamenco-blues, records a live album alongside his idol, B.B. King, in front of a capacity audience of 20,000 at Madrid’s Las Ventas bullring. 1996 – Now Slayer just doesn’t seem to be the sort of band you’d ever accuse of being satanic. But that’s just what the angry parents of a murdered girl in California say. In their lawsuit against Slayer and American Recordings, they claim three boys were incited to kill Elyse Pahler through the group’s lyrics. 2005 – The Doors drummer John Densmore wins a ruling that keeps the other two surviving members – Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger – from using the band’s name as part of their oldies act, The Doors of the 21st Century.