Sunday, 6 November 2016

Today in rock history 6th November

1946 – Guitarist George Young of the Easybeats (“Friday on My Mind”) is born in Glasgow, Scotland. He’s also the older brother of AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young. 1948 – Glenn Frey of the Eagles is born in Detroit. 1950 – Chris Glen, bassist with the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, is born. 1964 – Singer Corey Glover of metal act Living Colour is born. 1965 – New York is hit by a citywide blackout. At the New York Hilton, Bob Dylan, Band guitarist Robbie Robertson, and pal Bob Neuwirth brave it with Brian Jones and a lot of candles. 1965 – Jefferson Airplane play the San Francisco Mime Troupe Appeal party at the Calliope Ballroom. It’s the first concert produced by budding entrepreneur Bill Graham. 1966 – Born on this day, Paul Gilbert, guitarist, Mr. Big. 1966 – Opening night of Bill Graham’s Fillmore in San Francisco. 1966 – Fans demonstrate outside Brian Epstein’s house in England, demanding that the Beatles perform more live concerts. 1968 – The No. 1 single in England is Joe Cocker’s interpretation of “With a Little Help From My Friends.” 1970 - Aerosmith performed their first concert at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, MA. 1972 – New York Dolls drummer Billy Murcia dies after mixing alcohol and pills in London. 1973 – Phil Kaufman is fined $300 for stealing Gram Parsons’ body. Kaufman had the corpse cremated and left the ashes at the Joshua Tree monument, according, he said, to his friend’s wishes. 1975 – The Sex Pistols make their performance debut at St. Martin’s School of Art in London. Ten minutes into the gig, the school’s social programmer pulls the plug on the band’s amplifiers. 1980 – Led Zeppelin meet on the island of Jersey to discuss their future following John Bonham’s death. 1986 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Amanda,” Boston. 2006 – Marianne Faithful reveals that she has made a full recovery from breast cancer. 2007 – Meat Loaf cancelled his European tour after being diagnosed with a cyst on his vocal cords.

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