Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Today in rock history 30th November

1945 – Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover is born in Brecon, Wales 1955 – Billy Idol (William Broad) is born in Stanmore, England. 1957 – Psychedelic Furs guitarist John Ashton is born. 1963 – In the U.K., the Beatles’ “She Loves You” returns to the No. 1 spot, where it stays for two weeks. 1969 – The struggling magazine Rave gets a helping hand from David Bowie, Dusty Springfield, and the Graham Bond Organisation, who all perform at the Save Rave ’69 benefit in England. 1972 – Wings release their single “Hi, Hi, Hi.” However, the BBC bans the record because it declares the lyrics “unsuitable” for broadcast. 1977 - Bing Crosby’s 42nd and final Christmas special aired on CBS which featured Crosby’s duet with David Bowie of “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy”. Bowie later said he only appeared on the special because “I just knew my mother liked him.” 2000 – Creed is the big winner with four awards at the first My VH1 Music Awards, presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. 2000 - Loverboy bassist Scott Smith was sailing with friends outside of San Francisco when a 26 foot wave swept him overboard into shark infested waters. A four hour search took place and Smith was declared dead. He was 45 years old. 2003 – The corner of Bowery and Second Street in New York is renamed Joey Ramone Place, in honor of the late punk icon. 2006 – The sale of Syd Barrett’s final belongings were sold by Cheffins auctioneers in Cambridge. 2006 – Pearl Jam plays a secret show outdoors at the Waimea Valley Audubon Center on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, as part of the opening festivities for the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational surfing competition.

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