Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Today in rock history 5th October

1943 – Steve Miller is born in Milwaukee. 1947 – ACDC singer Brian Johnson is born 1949 – Brian Connolly, vocalist with Sweet is born in Hamilton, Scotland. 1954 – Bob Geldof is born in Dublin, Ireland. 1962 – In the U.K., the Beatles release their first single, “Love Me Do.” 1963 – On today’s edition of BBC Radio’s Saturday Club, Bo Diddley performs backed by Stones Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts. 1966 - Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding played together for the first time. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was formed shortly thereafter. 1969 – Tonight on The Ed Sullivan Show, you watch the Who doing their best to behave themselves. 1970 – Violinist Papa John Creach joins Jefferson Airplane 1970 – Prince Rupert Lowenstein is made the Rolling Stones’ financial adviser 1988 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Love Bites,” Def Leppard. 1991 – Two albums by the group Guns N’ Roses debut in the top positions on Chart Toppers’s album chart. “Use Your Illusion II” debuts at No. 1, followed by “Use Your Illusion I.” 1999 – Paul McCartney releases Run Devil Run. The collection of rock ‘n’ roll covers originally recorded by artists like Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley is his first album since the death of his wife, Linda, in 1998. 2003 – Ted Nugent becomes the star of his own reality show, Surviving Nugent, which airs on VH1. On the programme, the Nuge introduces a bunch of cossetted city slickers to his blood ‘n’ thunder backwoods lifestyle.

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