Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Today in rock history 28th September

1902 – Born on this day, Ed Sullivan, TV host 1943- Nick St. Nicholas-bassist for Steppenwolf born 1953 – Paul de Lotbiniere Harwood, founding member of Mahogany Rush is born 1968 – The Beatles started a nine week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hey Jude’. 1968 – Bruce Springsteen and a local folk rock group The Founders appeared at the Off Broad Street Coffee House in Red Bank, New Jersey. 1971 – Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at the Festival Hall in Osaka, Japan. 1972 – David Bowie sells out his first show in New York at Carnegie Hall. 1974 – Bad Company went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut album. 1976 – A&M Records sued George Harrison for $6 million over non-delivery of a new album after he missed the deadline by two months. 1980 – The Police were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’ the group’s third No.1. Taken from their album ‘Zenyatta Mondatta’ and the best selling single of 1980. 1991 – Bryan Adams was awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia. 1991 – Guns N’ Roses released 2 albums ‘Use Your Illusion I’ and ‘Use Your Illusion II’ which debut at number 1 and number 2 on the UK album chart. Both albums make No.1 & No.2 in the US. 2007 – The John Lennon Northern Lights Festival was held in Durness, Scotland, the most northwesterly and remote village on mainland Britain. 2011 – Chickenfoot hold press conference for Chickenfoot 3

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