Monday, 17 October 2016

Today in rock history 18th October

1926 – Chuck Berry is born in St. Louis as Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry 1949 – REO Speedwagon guitarist Gary Richrath is born in Peoria, Ill. 1949 – Joe Egan, Stealers Wheel, is born 1957 – Paul McCartney makes his live debut with the Quarrymen at the New Clubmoor Hall in Liverpool, England. 1964 – The Animals begin their first headlining tour in Manchester, England. Supporting them are Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Tommy Tucker, and the Nashville Teens. 1966 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience play before 14,500 people at the Paris Olympia less than a week after they’ve formed. The band is the support for French superstar Johnny Hallyday. 1967 – John Lennon stars as Private Gripweed in Richard Lester’s film How I Won the War, which opens tonight at London’s Premiere Theatre. 1968 – Police raid John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s apartment in London and arrest the couple. They are charged with possession of marijuana. 1969 – Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner is arrested for marijuana possession in Hawaii. 1986 – Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie marries Eduardo DeMendoca 1986 – Huey Lewis and the News went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Fore!’ 1989 - During a Guns N’ Roses set supporting The Rolling Stones at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Axl Rose announced he was quitting the band. The following night, Rose apologized for saying that he would quit & delivered a five minute anti-drug oration. 1997 – Former Alice Cooper guitarist Glen Buxton dies at age 49. 2010 –Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has said the legendary rock band may get back together to play concerts for charity.

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