Monday, 28 November 2016
Today in rock history 28th November
1948 – Beeb Birtles, a guitarist who played with Rick Springfield in his old band Zoot and later with the Little River Band, is born in Amsterdam. 1962 – Matt Cameron, drummer for Soundgarden, is born in San Diego, Calif. 1964 - The Kinks peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “You Really Got Me” which was their first top ten single in the U.S. 1968 – John Lennon pleads guilty to possession of cannabis following his arrest in October. He’s fined 150 pounds. Lennon and Yoko Ono are found not guilty of obstructing the police. 1974 - John Lennon made his final concert appearance at Madison Square Garden in New York City to perform three songs with Elton John, making good on his promise after “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night” hit number one on the singles chart. 1979 - Iron Maiden signed with EMI Records. Earlier in the month they recorded two songs for the compilation Metal For Muthas released by the same label. 1990 – Charges of assault are dropped against Axl Rose. Los Angeles prosecutors were unable to find enough evidence to prosecute the Guns N’ Roses singer, who was alleged to have hit his neighbour over the head with an empty wine bottle. 1993 - Former Steppenwolf drummer Jerry Edmonton was killed in a car accident in Santa Barbara, CA. He was 47 years old. 2005 – Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sues his ex-wife and one-time manager Susan J. Silver, seeking more than $1 million in damages. Cornell claims, among other things, that Silver diverted monies owed to Cornell to the other Soundgarden band members. 2005 – Kinks vocalist/guitarist Ray Davies plays his first solo date in New York in years at the Supper Club, treating fans to six songs that are to appear on his first solo album. 2006 – US actress Pamela Anderson has filed for divorce from rapper Kid Rock after four months of marriage. In a statement on her website the 39-year-old confirmed she had split from Rock.