Friday, 2 September 2016
Today in rock history September 3rd
1942 – Beach Boy Al Jardine is born rather far from the surf in Lima, Ohio. 1945 – Steppenwolf bassist (’69 to’72 & ’74 to ’76), George Biondi, enters the world. 1947- Eric Bell from Thin Lizzy is born 1955 – Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones is born in London. 1970 – Al “Blind Owl” Wilson of Canned Heat dies in Topanga Canyon, Calif. 1970 – According to Rolling Stone Bob Dylan’s “Great White Wonder” bootleg has sold more than 350,000 copies. 1970 – In divorce proceedings between Marianne Faithfull and her husband, John Dunbar, Mick Jagger is cited as a reason for their marriage’s deterioration. 1977 – Heart hits #11 with “Barracuda” 1982 – The three day US Festival in San Bernardino, California, was held in 1982. Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, The Police, The Cars, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Eddie Money, Talking Heads, Tom Petty and others performed at the event organized by Apple Computers. 1989 – ‘Pump,’ the cornerstone album of Aerosmith’s post-sobriety renaissance, is released. 1999 – Bassist Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue is arrested at a show in Raleigh, N.C., on charges of inciting a riot at a Greensboro concert in October 1997. Sixx is charged with felony rioting and three misdemeanor charges of inciting a riot, assault, and disorderly conduct. 2003 – The Rolling Stones celebrate a year of being on the road promoting their 40 Licks compilation with a gig in Glasgow, Scotland. 2005 – Judas Priest tours Latin America. Whitesnake is the opening act. 2008 – Metallica have just premiered the video for their single “The Day That Never Comes” on their MySpace page. 2008 – Great White is trying to settle the lawsuits they face over the deadly Station Nightclub fire and in the process have put a price on the lives of the fans that died in the blaze at $10,000. 2010 - Electric Light Orchestra cellist Mike Edwards was killed when a cylindrical hay bale weighing 1,300 pounds rolled and collided with the van he was driving. Edwards was 62 years old.