Saturday, 27 August 2016

Today in rock history 28th August

1948 – Born on this day, Danny Seraphine, drums, Chicago 1963 – The Rolling Stones make their first appearance on the British TV show Ready Steady Go! 1964 – Following a concert at New York’s Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, the Beatles meet Bob Dylan for the first time. The bohemian introduces the Fab Foursome to the joys – or otherwise – of marijuana. 1965 – Bob Dylan treats an audience at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium to some of his electric material at the start of an autumn tour and is booed by folk purists for his pains. 1965 – The Rolling Stones have a new manager. The band announces that Andrew Loog Oldham will now share managerial duties with Allen Klein. 1967 – The Grateful Dead and Big Brother & the Holding Company perform at a Hell’s Angel’s funeral in San Francisco. The unlucky Angel died after being hit by a car. 1972 – David Bowie and his Spiders From Mars play Carnegie Hall in New York for the first time. The singer struggles through the performance, despite suffering from the flu. 1986 – In Long Beach, Calif., Stevie Nicks, Neil Young, and Mick Fleetwood perform at a concert billed Get Tough on Toxics. 1993 - Iron Maiden performed their final concert with singer Bruce Dickinson at the Pinewood Studios in London & it was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the U.S. Dickinson later re-joined Iron Maiden in 1999 & is still singing for them to this day. 1997 – The first Genesis album in six years is premiered live on a radio special and simultaneous webcast at www.atlantic-records.com. The band plays songs from its new set “Calling All Stations,” its first album with singer Ray Wilson. 2000 – Marilyn Manson spends a night in London checking out label mates Queens of the Stone Age. 2005 – Green Day continues its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards at Miami’s American Airlines Arena. The group’s video for “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” wins six awards 2006 – In a poll, the British public overwhelmingly selects the Beatles’ legendary 1967 album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” as the favorite No. 1 album of all time.

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