Monday, 10 October 2016
Today in rock history 11th October
1946 – Born on this day, Gary Mallaber, drums, Steve Miller Band. 1955 – Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash kicked off an eleven date tour of the Southern US states in Abilene, Texas. 1962 – Born on this day, Andy McCoy, Hanoi Rocks. 1962 – Born on this day, Scott Johnson, Gin Blossoms 1965 – The Beatles release their single “Roll Over Beethoven,” a cover of the Chuck Berry classic. 1967 – The Doors appeared at Danbury High School, Danbury, Connecticut. Before group came on stage an announcer told the audience not to leave their seats during the performance or they would be escorted out of the venue. There was also a beauty pageant just prior to The Doors coming on stage. 1967 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono open their joint exhibition Half-a-Wind Show at London’s Lisson Gallery. 1968 – During a Beatles recording session at Abbey Road six saxophonists recorded parts for ‘Savoy Truffle’ for the forthcoming White Album. George Harrison distorted the saxophones to get the desired sound. 1969 – The No. 1 album in America today is Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Green River. 1975 - The first episode of Saturday Night Live then titled Saturday Night premiered on NBC. The episode was hosted by George Carlin, first musical guests were Janis Ian & Billy Preston & the bandleader was Paul Shaffer. 1983 - Kiss performed their first concert without makeup at the Cascais Hall in Lisbon, Portugal. 1990 – Drummer Dave Grohl played his first gig with Nirvana when they appeared at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia. 1997 – Gregg Allman, Bo Diddley, Keb’Mo’, Buddy Guy and John Hiatt are among the musicians who perform at a tribute to Muddy Waters at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. 1999 – Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was released on $5000 bail after facing charges relating to a riot at a gig in North Carolina in 1997. Lee allegedly incited the crowd to attack a guard and had also poured a drink over his head. 2005 – Rod Stewart received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to honour a career spanning more than 40 years. 2005 – Freddie Mercury’s 1974 Rolls Royce was offered for auction on eBay by his family. The Silver Shadow luxury vehicle had already attracted bids of up to £8,400. It came with an unused box of tissues the singer always stored in the car. 2006 – Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2010 - Vince Neil will go to trial on January 6 on drunken driving and speeding charges stemming from his recent arrest.