Monday, 28 November 2016

Today in rock history 29th November

1933 – Born on this day, John Mayall, ‘father of the UK blues movement’, his Bluesbreakers Band has featured Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Jack Bruce, Peter Green and Jimmy McCulloch. 1947 – Born on this day, Ronnie Montrose, guitarist, Montrose, Edgar Winter Group. 1951 – Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau is born in the city after which his band was named. 1960 – Paul McCartney and Pete Best were deported from West Germany after being arrested on suspicion of arson after the hotel room they were staying in mysteriously caught fire. They were released and deported the next day. 1964 – While dining at the Crazy Elephant restaurant in London, John Lennon and Paul McCartney are introduced to two members of their Motown heroes, the Miracles. 1965 – Colorado Gov. John A. Love declares today Rolling Stones Day, to celebrate the band’s sold-out gig tonight in Denver. 1968 – John Lennon releases his first solo album, Unfinished Music No. 1 – Two Virgins. The record is sold in a plain brown wrapper due to its controversial cover photo of a naked Lennon and Yoko Ono. 1979 – Former Keith Richards girlfriend Anita Pallenberg is cleared of murder charges. A young male friend had been found dead in her New York home. 1979 – Kiss perform for what they say is the last time together. 1980 – John and Yoko’s ‘Double Fantasy’ album was released. 1985 – Kiss played the first night on their 91-date North American Asylum Tour at Barton Coliseum in Little Rock, Arkansas. 1995 –Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar weds model Kari Karte atop a San Francisco-area mountain. Bandmates Eddie and Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and their wives are among the guests. 1997 – ‘Perfect Day’ performed by various artists including Elton John, Bono, Tom Jones & David Bowie went to No.1 on the UK singles chart. 2001 – Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles’ lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2007 – Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle, a convicted sex offender, was arrested for failing to properly register a new permanent address. 2010 –Dokken singer Don Dokken is delaying his vocal surgery until January so he can participate in the upcoming New Year’s Eve Benefit Concert for original Y&T bassist Phil Kennemore who was recently been diagnosed with metastatic cancer.

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