Monday, 25 July 2016
Today in rock history 26th July
1943 - Mick Jagger born Dartford, Kent 1949 – Queen drummer Roger Taylor is born in Kings Lynn 1961 – There was a hole in his heart – and he was former Extreme and Van Halen singer Gary Cherone, born today. 1968 – Howlin’ Wolf plays the first of three nights at San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom, supported by Quicksilver Messenger Service. 1968 – Decca pulls the Rolling Stones’ Beggars Banquet from its release schedule, citing problems with the sleeve. 1968 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney complete “Hey Jude” during a writing session at Paul’s home. 1970 - Jimi Hendrix performed in his hometown of Seattle for the last time at Sicks Stadium. He reminded the audience how disappointed he was that he had to go to the U.K. to make it in the music business before his home country accepted him. 1974 – The first Beatles Convention is held in Boston. 1976 - Ted Nugent received his first Gold album for his self-titled debut album released the previous year. It later went on to sell two million copies in the U.S. 1977 – Elvis Costello is arrested for playing outside the London Hilton. The new wave songwriter was hoping to interest record executives into giving him an American record deal, as a CBS Records conference was being held inside. He’s fined 5 pounds, but CBS invites him to play a proper audition. 1977 - Robert Plant’s son Karac died of an unidentified viral infection. Led Zeppelin’s tour of North America was immediately cancelled. 1979 – Today’s Rolling Stone reports on the popularity of promotional videos, citing David Bowie’s “Boys Keep Swinging” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” as examples. 1990 – Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland dies of a drug overdose in Lafayette, Calif., at age 38. 1992 – Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley marries actress-model Pamela Bowen in Los Angeles. 2000 – Oasis are forced off stage at Switzerland’s Paleo Festival after being pelted with bottles and cans. A promoter says, “The arrogant, provocative attitude of Liam Gallagher is doubtless not unconnected to the reaction of the audience.” 2003 – Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain is arrested outside of their Wantagh, N.Y., date after allegedly running over a parking attendant. 2003 – Limp Bizkit abandon their set during the Chicago stop of the Summer Sanitarium tour after the crowd hurl plastic bottles at singer Fred Durst. 2003 – Mick Jagger celebrates turning 60 at a private party in Prague. Among the invitees is former Czech president Vaclev Havel, who gives Jagger a two-foot-high crystal vase. 2004 – The Darkness return to their old school in Lowestoft, England, to open a new music center. They also take part in a Q&A session with pupils. 2004 - A Staples back-to-school campaign commercial starring Alice Cooper humorously utilizing Cooper’s “School’s Out” premiered nationally. The commercial depicted Cooper in the role of a father shopping for back-to-school supplies with his daughter who is unhappy about returning to school.