Sunday, 30 October 2016

Today in rock history 30th October

1939 – Grace Slick (Grace Wing) of Jefferson Airplane/Starship is born in Chicago. 1946 – Drummer Chris Slade, who played with both AC/DC and Manfred Mann, is born. 1947 – Timothy B. Schmit, singer with the Eagles and Poco, is born in Oakland, Calif. 1963 – With the final mix by George Martin of “Money (That’s What I Want),” work finishes on With the Beatles, the group’s second album. 1966 – Pink Floyd sign with their new managers Peter Jenner and Andrew King. 1967 – Brian Jones answers charges of drug possession in a London court. The Rolling Stones guitarist pleads guilty to possessing marijuana and not guilty to possessing cocaine and Methedrine. The judge sends him to prison to await sentencing on the following day. 1967 – Pink Floyd and the Sopwith Camel perform at San Francisco’s Fillmore in a benefit for the radio station KPFA. The same day they appear on The Pat Boone Show. Syd Barrett refuses to answer Pat’s questions during the programme. 1967 – Bush’s Gavin Rossdale is born in London. 1970 – Jim Morrison has legal problems of his own. A Miami court sentences him to six months in jail and a $500 fine for indecent exposure for allegedly flashing an audience. 1972 – Elton John performs at the Royal Variety Performance for Queen Elizabeth II. He’s the first rocker to do so since the Beatles entertained her majesty in 1963. 1976 – Led Zeppelin announce that they will embark on another world tour. However, the tour is later postponed due to Robert Plant’s tonsillitis. 1978 – NBC-TV airs the animated TV movie, “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park,” in which the band Kiss foils a mad scientist. 1995 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces the induction of David Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, Pete Seeger, the Shirelles, and the Velvet Underground. 1997 - R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry announced that he was leaving the band 1998 - Black Sabbath appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman. It was their first appearance on American television since 1976. 1998 – David Bowie kicks off a contest on his Web site, asking users to help him finish writing the lyrics for the song “What’s Really Happening.” 2003 – The file-sharing application Napster returns to the Internet as Napster 2.0, offering a paid-for downloading service. 2003 – Guitarist Terry Corso leaves Alien Ant Farm. 2003 – Over a hundred police Police are called to a Marilyn Manson concert in Kansas City after fans push down a security barrier twice and the shock-rocker abruptly ends his show. 2010 - At Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert’s rally to restore sanity and or fear, Cat Stevens performed “Peace Train” & Ozzy Osbourne performed “Crazy Train” in proxy battle by Stewart & Colbert between sanity & fear.

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