Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Today in rock history 25th October
1944 – Vocalist Jon Anderson of Yes is born in Lancashire 1948 – Guitarist Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest is born. 1955 – Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs is born in Hanover, Germany. 1960 – A 17-year-old Mick Jagger accidentally meets his old school chum Keith Richards on a train. The two bond together again over a mutual love of R&B records and later join Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys. 1963 – The Beatles begin their first tour of Sweden in Karlstad. 1964 - The Rolling Stones made their debut on U.S. television with an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. After their performance, Sullivan declared that they would never be back, yet they returned for five more performances. 1969 – Led Zeppelin play to their largest indoor crowd to date. At the Boston Garden, they perform before a crowd of 17,000 and rake in $45,000. Support comes from the MC5 and Johnny Winter. 1978 – At New York’s Bottom Line Club, Keith Richards joins Rockpile for a jam onstage. The day before he had pleaded guilty to heroin possession in Toronto, but was given a one-year suspended sentence. 1986 - Dire Straits singer & guitarist Mark Knopfler broke his collarbone in a car accident during a celebrity car race before the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide. 1991 - Legendary concert promoter Bill Graham who owned both Filmore venues and promoted Live Aid in Philadelphia died in a helicopter crash. He was 60 years old. 2000 – Mounds of pending litigation against it notwithstanding, embattled music fileswapping service Napster continues to expand with the release of a Macintosh-friendly version available for download. 2003 – Papa Roach drummer Dave Buckner marries Mia Tyler during a performance by her dad’s band, Aerosmith, in Las Vegas. 2006 – Kurt Cobain tops Forbes’ list of the top-earning dead rock stars. 2006 – Ronnie James Dio announce he’s reuniting with his old Black Sabbath chums–Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward–as Heaven and Hell. 2011 - Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler was hospitalized after he collapsed in a Paraguay hotel room due to a case of food poisoning. Tyler was treated for injuries to his face including a loss of teeth after the accident occurred. Aerosmith made up their scheduled concert the following evening. 2014 – Jack Bruce dies at the age of 71.