Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Today in rock history 19th October

1945 – Doobie Brothers vocalist/guitarist Patrick Simmons is born in Aberdeen, Wash. 1946 - Keith Reid-lyricist for Procol Harum is born 1957 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Jailhouse Rock,” Elvis Presley. 1966 – The Yardbirds land in New York to kick off their first American tour. Jeff Beck leaves after playing two dates, leaving Jimmy Page to take over the lead guitar slot. 1968 – Eighteen-year-old guitarist Peter Frampton plays with the Small Faces during a London concert. He later joins lead singer Steve Marriott in Humble Pie. 1968 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear at Marylebone Magistrate’s Court to answer charges of marijuana possession. They are remanded on bail until November 28. 1974 – At London’s Island studios, Jimmy Page records “Scarlet” with Keith Richards and Traffic’s Rik Grech. Vocal duties are handled by Richards. Page pronounces the track “great, really good.” 1981: During Bob Dylan’s concert at the Holiday Star Theater in Merrillville, IN, Dylan called up wheelchair-bound friend Larry Kegan for the encore & let him perform Chuck Berry’s “No Money Down” while Dylan played the tenor saxophone. 1993 – Pearl Jam release their second album Vs., which tops the chart the following week despite featuring a llama on the cover. 2004 – Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart are the lead performers on the “Alfie” soundtrack 2004 – Nirvana’s Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic appear in public together for the first time in ten years at a Las Vegas rally for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. 2005 – U2’s Bono has lunch with George W. Bush in the White House. They discuss G8, fighting AIDS, and probably their favourite Bible story. 2007 – Johnny Marr was made a visiting professor of music at the University of Salford in Manchester.

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