Monday, 10 October 2016

Today in rock history 10th October

Today in rock history Monday 10th October 1902 – The Gibson Mandolin guitar company was formed. 1939 – The real Eleanor Rigby died in her sleep of unknown causes at the age of 44. 1955 – David Lee Roth is born in Bloomington, Ind 1959 – The Quarry Men played at the Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool. 1960 – Born on this day, Eric Martin, singer, Mr. Big 1970 – Black Sabbath were at No.1 on the UK chart with their second album ‘Paranoid.’ 1978 – Joe Perry and Steve Tyler from Aerosmith were injured after a cherry bomb was thrown on stage during a gig in Philadelphia. The group performed behind a safety fence for the rest of the tour. 1979 – Fleetwood Mac were awarded a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.. 1980 – The funeral took place of Led Zeppelin’s drummer John Bonham. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarist’s Jimmy Page’s house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption. 1987: ZZ Top announced that they made an advance booking for the first passenger flight to the Moon. 1992 – Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash (Saul Hudson) marries Renee Suran in Marina Del Rey, Calif. 1995 - Peter Frampton released the long awaited follow-up to his record-setting live album released 19 years earlier. Its title: Frampton Comes Alive II. 2006 – Sting releases “Songs From the Labyrinth,” an album of 16th century lute songs. 2011 – Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell tied the knot.

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