Saturday, 19 November 2016
Today in rock history 19th November
1960 - Matt Sorum-drummer for The Cult, Guns N’ Roses & Velvet Revolver is born. 1965 – Roger Daltrey walks out on a Who performance at London’s Glad Rags Ball after they experience trouble with the P.A 1971 – B.B. King marks his 25th anniversary in music by opening a European tour in London. 1973 – Led Zeppelin begin sessions for their sixth album by recording a demo called “Driving to Kashmir.” The song title would later be shortened to just plain “Kashmir.” The sessions break up when John Paul Jones threatens to leave the band to become a choirmaster. 1976 - George Harrison performs on Saturday Night Live. During the show, producer Lorne Michaels makes an appeal for the Beatles to re-form, saying he will pay them the union minimum to play on his show. Paul McCartney is currently staying with John Lennon at the Dakota and both see Michaels’ plea, but they don’t take him up on the offer. 1979 – Chuck Berry is released from Lompoc Prison, Calif., after serving a sentence for income tax evasion. 1983 – Badfinger bassist Tom Evans commits suicide after the band splits by hanging himself, just as Badfinger songwriter Pete Ham had done eight years earlier. 1995 – Bruce Springsteen’s 13th album, “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” is released. 1997 – Michael Hutchence arrives in Sydney to begin rehearsing with INXS for their 20th anniversary tour. He was discovered dead in his hotel room three days later. 1998 – Motley Crue fans are able to fulfill all their fashion needs when the bands new retail store, S’Crue, opens at 7201 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. 2003 – Stone Temple Pilots announce they are splitting up. 2007 - Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow died of an accidental cocaine overdose at his home in Las Vegas, NV. His body was discovered six days later. He was 52 years old.