Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Today in rock history 13th December

1948 – Ted Nugent is born in Detroit. 1948 – Guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter of the Doobie Brothers is born in Washington, D.C. 1948 – Born on this day, Davy O’List, guitar, The Nice. 1961 – The Beatles performance at Liverpool’s Cavern today is witnessed by Mike Smith, an A&R man from the Decca record label. 1966 – Jimi Hendrix made his TV debut on ITV’s ‘Ready Steady Go!’ (Marc Bolan was also on the show). The Jimi Hendrix Experience also recorded ‘Foxy Lady’ on this day. 1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Wedding Album crashes into the Billboard album chart at No. 182. 1974 – George Harrison meets with President Gerald Ford at the White House after Gerald’s son Jack extends an invitation. Harrison is in town to perform a date on his North American tour. 1975 – Born on this day, Tom Delonge, Blink 182. 1981 – Born on this day, Amy Lynn Lee, vocals, Evanescence. 1983 – During a solo concert at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, Robert Plant is joined by his old Led Zeppelin cohort Jimmy Page. The two perform “Treat Her Right,” a song that was originally a hit for Roy Head in 1965. 1993 – Playing in Los Angeles, Billy Joel invites Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash to show his soft rock colors by contributing a solo to “Shameless.” 1999 – Number 0 of the band Slipknot leaps off a 35-foot high balcony during a gig at London’s Astoria. Later he does it again – falling backwards. 2000 – Sir Paul McCartney held his first-ever London book signing at Waterstone’s in Piccadilly. Sir Paul was in the store to sign copies of his new book, Paul McCartney Paintings. 2000 – It’s announced that Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Aerosmith and Queen will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. 2000 – Shortly after announcing his concession to George W. Bush in Washington, D.C., former Democratic presidential hopeful Al Gore parties with Tom Petty, Jon Bon Jovi, Blues Traveler’s John Popper and Stevie Wonder at a special party. 2003 – The White Stripes’ Jack White is involved in a brawl with his Jason Stollsteimer of the Von Bondies at Detroit’s Magic Stick venue. White is accused of spitting in Stollsteimer’s face and repeatedly punching him in the head. 2005 – A cheque signed by John Lennon made out to the Inland Revenue sold for £2,000 at a UK auction. It was sold by former madam Lindi St Clair, (formerly known as Miss Whiplash), after she decided she had no use for it. 2010 –Double vinyl version of Dio At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 to be issued By Niji Entertainment Group

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