Friday, 14 October 2016

Today in rock history 14th October

1946 – Singer Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues is born in Swindon, England. 1955 – Buddy Holly opens for Bill Haley & the Comets in Lubbock, Texas. His performance is seen by Nashville talent scout Eddie Crandell, who sets up a demo session for Holly and his band. 1957 – The Elvis Presley classic, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was released. 1964 – Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts marries Shirley Ann Arnold in Bradford 1966 – At London’s All Saints Hall, Pink Floyd play their first set made up entirely of their psychedelic originals after a band decision to dump its R&B direction. 1967 – The Who release their single “I Can See for Miles” in Britain and the U.S. Pete Townshend is so sure he has a No. 1 on his hands that he’s described as crushed when the single reaches only No. 12 in the U.K. 1971 – John Fogerty is sued by the owners of Specialty Records. Their suit accuses Fogerty of plagiarizing the song “Good Golly, Miss Molly” in his song “Travelin’ Band,” but it’s later dropped. 1972 – In Adelaide, Australia, Joe Cocker and six members of his band are arrested after police allegedly discover marijuana and heroin in their dressing rooms. Cocker is later released on bail. 1993 – Rolling Stone magazine ranks the video for Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” as the No.1 video in video history 1994 – At a Pink Floyd concert at London’s Earls Court, a section of seating collapses, injuring several people 1998 – B.B. King picks up a lifetime achievement award at the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. 2003 – Ozzy Osbourne seeks treatment for Parkinson’s Disease-like tremors and postpones a fall European tour, The veteran rock artist says in a statement, “I have been in Boston for the last three weeks, having medical tests for a tremor which has become markedly worse over the last two years.” 2003 – Montreal punk rock fans destroy cars and smash windows after Total Chaos and the Exploited cancel a show. Members of the Exploited were refused admission to Canada. 2003 – Troubled Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland files for divorce from his wife of three years. 2004 - Eric Clapton was banned from driving in France after being caught driving 134mph, 53mph above the speed limit in his Porsche 911 Turbo 2007 - Ted Nugent made a voice cameo on The Simpsons where he was on the phone telling a prisoner voiced by Steve Buscemi to vote no on a fictional proposition that banned crossbows in public schools, a jab on Nugent’s political stance.

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