Thursday, 22 September 2016
Today in rock history September 22nd
1951 - David Coverdale of the groups Whitesnake and Deep Purple is born in Saltburton By The Sea, England. 1960 – Joan Jett is born in Philadelphia. 1965 – Grace Slick makes her singing debut with San Francisco’s Great Society in North Beach, Calif. 1965 – The Who kick off their Scandinavian tour by mostly kicking one another in Copenhagen. Roger Daltrey is nearly thrown out of the band after punching Keith Moon. 1967 – Filming their Magical Mystery Tour, the Beatles shoot the scene in which Ringo gets his tickets from John Lennon. The band also appears on the cover of today’s issue of Time magazine. 1980 – John Lennon signs a new record deal with Geffen Records as he prepares to release Double Fantasy, his first album of new material in six years. 1985 – Champaign, Ill., hosts the first Farm Aid. Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, and Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers inaugurate the charity concert, which raises $10 million for beleaguered farmers and becomes an annual event. 1990 – Nirvana plays the Motor Sports International Garage with Mudhoney’s Dan Peters on Drums. Peters quickly leaves the band. 1992 – Bruce Springsteen’s recording of MTV Unplugged loses the “un” after he decides he’d rather go electric. 1998 – White Zombie calls it a night. Bassist Sean Yseult confirms that the 13-year-old hard rock group has decided to break up. 1999 – Bono meets the pope at the Vatican. The pope offers his support for Bono’s Third World-debt-ending initiative Jubilee 2000. He also steals the U2 singer’s sunglasses. 1999 – There’s a temporary Clash reunion as Mick Jones, Joe Strummer, and Paul Simonon are all seen in the same room at the same time, at the London premiere of the Clash documentary Westway to the World. 2003 – Jack Osbourne, Blink-182’s Travis Barker and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath watch English comedy rockers the Darkness make their West Coast debut at Los Angeles’ Roxy Theatre. 2003 – Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora become co-owners of the Arena Football League expansion team the Philadelphia Soul. 2005 – Jimmy Page was made an honorary citizen of Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro for his work helping its street children. 2010: Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler joined American Idol to be a judge for its tenth season which began the following January.