Thursday, 20 October 2016
Today in rock history 21st October
1940 – Manfred Mann (Michael Lubowitz) is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. 1946 – Born on this day, Lee Loughnane, trumpet, Chicago 1947 - Tetsu Yamauchi-bassist for Free and The Faces is born 1952 – Brent Mydland, keyboardist and vocalist with the Grateful Dead, is born in Munich. He joined in the band in 1979, replacing Keith and Donna Godchaux. 1957 – Toto guitarist/singer Steve Lukather is born in Los Angeles. 1958 – In a New York studio, Buddy Holly & the Crickets record “True Love Ways,” “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore,” “Moondreams,” and “Raining in My Heart.” It’s the Texas rocker’s last session. 1966 – The Who perform on British TV’s Ready Steady Go! 1971 – Mick and Bianca Jagger become the proud parents of Jade Jagger. Their daughter is born at the Belvedere Nursing Home in Paris. 1974 – John Lennon begins producing his Rock ‘n’ Roll album himself at the Record Plant Studios. 1976 - The Who performed their last concert with Keith Moon in North America at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. 1992 – Elton John sues the TV tabloid show Hard Copy, claiming it falsely reported he moved to Atlanta to be close to a noted AIDS treatment center. 1993: The Ramones made a guest appearance on The Simpsons 1995 – Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon is found dead on his tour bus from an accidental drug overdose. 1998 – Kiss members Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick are sued for copyright infringement over the song “Dreamin’,” which the suit alleges sounds too similar to the Alice Cooper hit “Eighteen.” 2003 – AC/DC reopen the refurbished Hammersmith Apollo in London with a hit-heavy set and the inevitable “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)” finale. 2003 – A judge orders former Hole front-woman Courtney Love out of her Beverly Hills home so her daughter Frances Bean Cobain can continue living there. 2006 – Sandy West, drummer for influential ’70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. 2006 – Rockin’ band from Little Rock, Evanescence were at No.1 on the US album chart with their second album ‘The Open Door.’ 2007 – Kid Rock and five members of his entourage were arrested after an argument with a man escalated into a fight in a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. Kid Rock’s tour bus was pulled over by police after it left the scene. 2011 - Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers became a Canadian citizen during an hour long ceremony at Central City tower in Surrey, BC. Rodgers has been married to former Miss Canada Cynthia Kereluk since 2007.