Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Today in rock history September 1st
1953 – The Texas duo of Buddy Holly and Bob Montgomery auditioned for radio station KDAV’s Sunday Party 1955 – Bruce Foxton, bassist with the Jam, is born 1956 – 19 year old Jerry Lee Lewis arrived at Sun Records hoping for an audition, only to find that owner Sam Phillips was on vacation in Florida. 1967 – Boz Scaggs joins the Steve Miller Band on guitar. After recording two albums with the group, Scaggs left in 1968 1972 – David Bowie releases “John, I’m Only Dancing” in the U.K. 1973 – Born on this day, J.D. Fortune, (Jason Bennison) Canadian singer, INXS, winner of the 2005 CBS reality television series Rock Star: INXS. 1979 – U2 release their first record, the U2-3 EP 1979 – INXS makes its performance debut in Sydney, Australia. 1980 – Fleetwood Mac wrap up a nine-month tour at the Hollywood Bowl, with Lindsey Buckingham telling the audience, “This is our last show for a long time.” 1984 – Born on this day, Joseph Mark Trohman, guitarist, Fall Out Boy 1989 – U2 bassist Adam Clayton pleads guilty to a charge of marijuana possession, but an Irish judge lets him off the hook in return for a donation to a Dublin women’s centre. 1998 –David Bowie unveils his online community. 1998 – Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan is charged with assault and battery for allegedly hitting a security guard in the head with a microphone during a concert in August. The guard, Michael Kennedy, was trying to move an unruly fan from near the stage. 2003 – Heavily hyped Australian rockers Jet deny they’ve signed to Elektra for a whopping $3 million. 2004 – Former Libertines frontman Pete Doherty was given a suspended four month jail sentence after admitting possession of a flick knife. 2010 –Chickenfoot is four songs and “seven pieces of new music” into its second album, according to frontman Sammy Hagar.