Monday, 5 September 2016

Today in rock history September 6th

1944 – Roger Waters of Pink Floyd is born in Cambridge 1961 – Bob Dylan makes his New York debut, playing at the Gaslight Café 1968 – Eric Clapton contributes a solo to the Beatles track “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” 1969 – David Bowie debuts on UK chart with ‘Space Oddity’ 1969 – Bob Dylan’s “Lay Lady Lay” reaches its peak position of No. 7 on the singles chart 1970 – Hendrix, Cox and Mitchell play the Love and Peace Festival in Puttgarden, Germany. Hendrix then returns to London. 1971 – The Cranberries Dolores O’Riordan is born 1974 – Splinter’s The Place I Love album becomes the first release on George Harrison’s Dark Horse label 1975 – ‘Born to Run’ by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is released. The album garners critical raves, and Springsteen appears on the covers of both ‘Time’ and ‘Newsweek’ at the end of October. 1975 – Ritchie Blackmore’s new group Rainbow makes its chart debut with their self-titled LP. 1980 – Ginger Baker quits recently re-formed Atomic Rooster to join Hawkwind, which soon crumbles. 1986 – MTV simulcasts “The 1986 MTV Video Music Awards” live from New York and Los Angeles. Video of the Years goes to Dire Straits for “Money for Nothing.” 1989 – Neil Young had his video for “This Note’s for You” named Best Video of the Year by MTV at its sixth annual awards ceremony in 1989. The video was initially banned by the music video station because it mentioned corporate sponsors like Pepsi, which the song was putting down. 1990 – Guitarist Tom Fogerty dies of respiratory failure from tuberculosis. 1994 – Pianist Nicky Hopkins dies at age 50 in London. Following his performance on the Rolling Stones’ Their Satanic Majesties Request, he became an in-demand session player, making appearances on albums by the Beatles, the Kinks, John Lennon, Rod Stewart, and even Spinal Tap. 1999 – Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland is sentenced to a year in jail for a probation violation. 2006 – For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Chart Toppers 200 with “Modern Times.”

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