Monday, 3 October 2016

Today in rock history 3rd October

1938 – Rock ‘n’ roll teen Eddie Cochran is born in Oklahoma City. 1949 – Fleetwood Mac songwriter Lindsey Buckingham is born in Palo Alto, Calif. 1954 – Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, widely ranked up there with Hendrix, is born in Dallas. 1962 - Tommy Lee-drummer for Motley Crue is born 1967 – Folk legend Woody Guthrie passed away of Huntington’s chorea in a hospital where he had spent the last ten years 1967 – Keith Richards gets a local priest to bless his guard dogs 1969 – John Lennon records “Don’t Worry Kyoko” with the Plastic Ono Band at Lansdowne Recording Studios in Britain. The song later appears on Lennon and Ono’s Wedding Album. 1970 – Janis Joplin listens to a playback of the instrumental “Buried Alive in the Blues,” for which she intends to cut a vocal for her album Pearl. She dies the next day. 1970 – Cream’s Jack Bruce teams up with John McLaughlin, Larry Young, and Tony Williams to form the fusion group Lifetime. 1972 – Led Zeppelin play their second night at Tokyo’s Budokan Hall during a tour of Japan. 1978 – The members of Aerosmith bailed thirty fans out of jail after they had been arrested for smoking pot during an Aerosmith concert at the Fort Wayne Coliseum. 1982 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Jack & Diane,” John Cougar. 1992 – Sinead O’Connor did her career some major damage when she appeared on US TV’s Saturday Night Live and held up an 8″ x 10″ color photo of Pope John Paul II, ripped it into pieces and said, “Fight the real enemy.” 2000 – 45-year-old Mark David Chapman, the man who twenty years earlier fired five shots into John Lennon’s back, faces the parole board. Parole for John Lennon’s murderer is denied. 2000 – Benjamin Orr, former bassist and singer of the Cars, dies at his home in Atlanta from pancreatic cancer. He is 53. 2003 – School of Rock, starring Tenacious D’s Jack Black, opens in theatres around the country. 2006 – The U.S. Supreme Court throws out a lawsuit by Vinnie Vincent against his former bandmates in KISS. Vincent alleged he was owed royalties from the 1983 album Lick It Up. 2007 – The Rolling Stones set a new record for the top grossing tour of all time when their A Bigger Bang tour, which ran from the Fall of 2005 to August 26, 2007, earned the band a staggering $558,255,524.

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