Thursday, 27 October 2016

Today in rock history 28th October

1936 – Fiddler Charlie Daniels is born in Wilmington, N.C. 1941 – Hank Marvin of the Shadows is born in Newcastle 1948 – Black Oak Arkansas guitarist Rickie Reynolds is born in … Black Oak, Ark. 1958 – Buddy Holly appeared on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, where he lip-synched “It’s So Easy” and “Heartbeat” 1961 – In a record shop today in Liverpool, a customer asks clerk Brian Epstein for “My Bonnie,” a single by the Beatles. Epstein doesn’t have it, but after a second customer requests the record he orders it and tracks the group down to the Cavern club. Epstein later becomes the band’s manager. 1972 – The United States Council for World Affairs adopts the Who’s “Join Together” as its anthem. 1972 – Led Zeppelin play a second night at the casino in Montreux, Switzerland. 1978 - Alice Cooper made a guest appearance on The Muppet Show where he performed “Welcome to my Nightmare”, “You and Me” & “School’s Out”. 1982 – The Jam announces it is breaking up. Bandleader Paul Weller forms the Style Council with Mick Talbot shortly thereafter. 2001 – The Beastie Boys play their first show in more than two-and-a-half years at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, at the first of two New Yorkers Against Violence benefits, which the rap trio organized. 2003 – At a benefit show in Santa Barbara, Calif., Pearl Jam are joined onstage by ex-drummer Jack Irons, singer/songwriter Jack Johnson, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, and Chris Cornell for an impromptu Temple of the Dog reunion. 2003 – David Bowie and his wife Iman sign with Tommy Hilfiger as the clothing designer’s new spokesmodels. 2003 – Courtney Love turns herself in to the Los Angeles police to face charges of possessing prescription painkillers hydrocodone and oxycodone. 2007 – UK band The Hoosiers went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut album ‘The Trick To Life’,

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