Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Today in rock history 13th October

1941 – Neil Aspinall is born. He first worked for the Beatles as a road manager, then later ran their Apple Corps. George Harrison once said he was a candidate for the title of “fifth Beatle.” 1944 - Robert Lamm-keyboardist for Chicago born 1947 – The red rocker Sammy Hagar, who has also performed with Montrose and Van Halen, is born in Monterey, Calif. 1963 – Beatlemania begins as the Beatles appear on the BBC’s Sunday Night at the Palladium show. Some 15 million people watch the programme, with thousands crowding the streets around the London theatre to get a look at the band. 1965 – The Who recorded ‘My Generation’, at Pye studios, London. When released as a single it reached No.2 on the UK chart, held off the No.1 position by The Seekers ‘The Carnival Is Over’. Roger Daltrey would later say that he stuttered the lyrics to try to fit them to the music. 1970 – Janis Joplin’s ashes were scattered at Stinson Beach in Marin County, California. 1975 – In Los Angeles, Neil Young has a growth scraped from his vocal cords. 1978 – Led Zeppelin begin rehearsing in preparation for a new album. The band would release In Through the Out Door in 1979. 1987 – David Bowie played the first of two nights at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California on the North American leg of The Glass Spider Tour. 1998 – Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Center in Antigua opens. The addiction recovery center charges $9,000 for a 29-day recovery program. The next year, Clapton auctions off his collection of guitars to benefit the center. 2000 – In Arkansas, Don Henley is sued by a fan who says he hit her on the head with a maraca at a concert after she tried to take a flash photograph of him. 2000 – Carlos Santana is presented with the key to the city of Tijuana, Mexico. 2003 – Aussie rockers Silverchair issue a statement denying that they’ve split up. 2008 – In a video message on his website, Ringo Starr announced that he no longer has time to sign autographs and asked fans not to send him any mail at all.

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