Thursday, 29 September 2016
Today in rock history 30th September
1947 – Marc Bolan (Marc Feld) of T. Rex is born in London. 1963 – New York promoter Sid Bernstein contacts Brian Epstein. Sid wants to know more about these Beatles he keeps hearing about, even though they have yet to score a hit in the U.S. Bernstein would go on to promote the band’s famed gigs at Shea Stadium. 1964 – Born on this day, Robby Takac, bass, Goo Goo Dolls 1966 – Chas Chandler offers Noel Redding the job of bass player in Jimi Hendrix’s new band, the Experience. 1967 – Paul McCartney and John Lennon appear on The David Frost Show, but all they want to talk about is how wonderful the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is. 1969 – Tragedy strikes David Crosby, as the CSN member’s girlfriend Christine Gail Hinton dies in a car crash north of San Francisco. 1971 – Yes begin a British tour with Rick Wakeman behind the keyboards for the first time. 1977 – It’s a peaceful time over at New York’s Palladium, where Foghat (“Slow Ride”) play a benefit. The money raised will help the New York Public Library buy a collection of rare blues records for its Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives. 1977 – Sound techie Jay Sloatman brawls with a crew of Lynyrd Skynyrd roadies who believe he deliberately cut the sound during the band’s set at the Louisville Convention Center in Kentucky. The roadies claim that Sloatman attacked them when they asked him to leave. 1987 – L.A.’s Coconut Grove plays host to an all-star gathering as Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits, and Elvis Costello join Roy Orbison onstage to tape a TV special. 1988 – John Lennon gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1993 – George Harrison and David Crosby make guest appearances on the fifth season premiere of the Fox animated comedy series “The Simpsons.” 1997 – Fleetwood Mac’s reunion show at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., grosses a house record of $1,094,520. 2004 – Troubled grunge poster child Courtney Love is sued by a Los Angeles travel agency who claims she owes them nearly $50,000 for unpaid airline tickets. 2006 – Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov’t Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis,Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the organization’s 21st anniversary concert at the Tweeter Center in Camden, N.J. 2007 – Foo Fighters went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Echoes Silence Patience & Grace’ the bands sixth studio album and second UK No.1 2010 -Black Country Communion’s self titled debut album has charted at #13 in the Official UK Top 40 Album Chart.