Sunday, 18 September 2016

Today in rock history September 19th

1934 – Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ future manager, is born in Liverpool 1946 – Status Quo drummer John Coghlan is born in Dulwich, England 1958 – Rock siren Lita Ford (“Kiss Me Deadly”) is born in London 1964 – John Lennon gives his permission for his drawing titled “The Fat Budgie” to be printed up on Christmas cards. 1968 – In the studio, recording starts on the Beatles song “Piggies,” a track that would inspire Charles Manson. 1970 – Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush album enters the charts. 1973 – Byrds guitarist/vocalist Gram Parsons is found dead in a hotel room in Joshua Tree, Calif. 1974 – Max Weinberg plays with the E Street Band for the first time at Philadelphia’s Main Point. 1979 – Another Beatles reunion scare, as the New York Post announces, “The Beatles are back!” The premature announcement is based on rumors surrounding a benefit concert for Cambodian boat people. 1979 - Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, and James Taylor are among the participants at the first No Nukes concert in New York. 1985 - Frank Zappa, John Denver and Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee against the Parents Music Resource Centre’s plans on wanting warning labels on albums. 1987 – Pink Floyd release A Momentary Lapse of Reason. The comeback album is the band’s first since the departure of Roger Waters and the subsequent lawsuit over the use of the band name. 2000 – Rick and Barbara Springfield release a statement following his arrest on charges of spousal assault saying they “will continue their relationship and raise their family.” 2003 – Jack Bruce, former bassist with Cream, undergoes a success liver transplant after being diagnosed with cancer. 2008 –AC/DC’s release “Rock N’ Roll Train.” 2008 – With the Chicago Cubs two wins (or Milwaukee Brewers losses) away from clinching a playoff spot, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder has penned a song in honor of the baseball team. “All The Way,”

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