Monday, 28 November 2016

Today in rock history 27th November

1942 – Jimi Hendrix is born in Seattle. The Jimi Hendrix Experience is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and Hendrix is posthumously voted a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992. 1962 – Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin is born in San Francisco. 1964 – Mick Jagger is fined approximately $18 for reckless driving in England. His lawyer spins the following defense for him “The Duke of Marlborough had much longer hair than my client and he won some famous battles. He powdered his, too, because of the fleas. My client has no fleas.” 1969 – The Rolling Stones play Madison Square Garden, a show recorded and released as Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The Ike & Tina Turner Revue support them. During their performance, Janis Joplin joins Tina Turner onstage to sing a duet. 1970 - Black Sabbath performed at The Sunshine In in Asbury Park, NJ. Opening for Black Sabbath was Steel Mill, which featured Bruce Springsteen. 1981 – The Allman Brothers Band and the Grateful Dead cancel a show at Orlando’s Tangerine Bowl because only 10,000 tickets have been sold to the 60,000-seat arena. 1986 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “You Give Love a Bad Name,” Bon Jovi. 1995 – The Beatles’ Anthology I sets a first-week sales record, shifting 1.2 million copies in the U.S. 1997 – A memorial service is held for Michael Hutchence in Sydney. Attending are his band INXS, his girlfriend Paula Yates, his former girlfriend Kylie Minogue, Nick Cave, Jason Donovan, Tom Jones, and Midnight Oil 2003 – Billboard reports that the Rolling Stones’ Licks tour was the second highest grossing tour of all time, beaten out only by their Voodoo Lounge jaunt in 1994-1995. 2005 - Defense contractor David H. Brooks spent $10 million on his daughter Elizabeth’s bat mitzvah which featured performances by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Joe Perry, the Eagles’ Don Henley & Joe Walsh, Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks. Two years later Brooks was arrested for embezzling millions from his company DHB Industries.

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