Friday, 8 July 2016
Today in rock history 8th July
1944 - Jaimoe Johanson,drummer for The Allman Brothers Band born 1954 – Producer Sam Phillips took an acetate recording of Elvis Presley singing ‘That’s All Right’ to Memphis radio station WHBQ DJ Dewey Phillips. 1956 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock,” Bill Haley & His Comets. The song is the opening theme for the film “The Blackboard Jungle,” starring Glenn Ford and inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1982. 1969: Marianne Faithfull collapsed due to a barbiturate overdose on the set of Ned Kelly after Mick Jagger told her their relationship was over and was sent to a Sydney hospital. She was later dropped from the movie. 1970 – Beck Hansen born today 1971: A mini riot broke out during a Mott the Hoople concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall, which caused the venue to temporarily ban rock concerts. 1984 – At Wembley Stadium, Bob Dylan is joined by U2’s Bono and Van Morrison. All three unite for a spin through “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.” 2000 – Halfway into the first song of the band’s encore for their Mannheim, Germany show, Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers falls losing his footing and plunges 10-feet off the front of the stage and into the photographers’ pit. 2003 – A tooth and lock of hair reputedly belonging to Elvis Presley turns up for sale on eBay. 2003 – Canadian rockers Nickelback film the video to “Someday” with director Nigel Dick in their Vancouver hometown. 2003 – Upon the release of the 2003 UN Human Development report, U2 singer and campaigner Bono says he’s “about to bang a lot of dustbin lids” if the problem of global poverty is not addressed soon. 2003 – David Lee Roth releases Diamond Dave during the course of which he butchers – I mean, covers – The Doors’ “Soul Kitchen,” Jimi Hendrix’s “If 6 was 9″ and The Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows.” 2004 – Scott Weiland, formerly of Stone Temple Pilots and lately of the chart-topping Velvet Revolver, is given three years probation after being found guilty of DUI in a Los Angeles court. 2004 – Mark Purseglove known as the world’s ‘biggest bootlegger’ was sentenced to 3 years 6 months jail by Blackfriars Crown Court. Purseglove had built up a £15 million pirate CD empire by bootlegging live concerts of some of the world’s biggest stars including The Beatles, David Bowie and Pink Floyd. 2010 – Bret Michaels’ doctors deny rumours that singer faked medical emergencies 2010 – Ozzy Osbourne has said he was against the idea of replacing Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake’s work on his first two solo albums.