Thursday, 29 December 2016
Today in rock history 29th December
1941 – Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues is born in Stourton-on-Severn, England. 1946 - Marianne Faithfull is born today. 1947 – Rock drummer Cozy Powell, who’s played with the Jeff Beck Group and Rainbow, is born. 1955 - Neil Giraldo-guitarist for Pat Benatar is born. 1962 – While in London, Bob Dylan performs at the Troubadour folk club. 1966 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their debut on the UK TV show ‘Top Of The Pops’ performing ‘Hey Joe’. 1967 – Singer-guitarist Dave Mason leaves Traffic to start a solo career. 1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono have a session with Canadian hypnotists Hammrick & Leonard. The couple are trying to stop smoking. 1975 – Grace Slick divorces her Jefferson Airplane cohort Paul Kantner. 2006 – The wife of rock singer Marilyn Manson, Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese filed for divorce after just a year of marriage. The couple married in December 2005 in a ceremony held at a castle in Ireland. 2010 – Slash has released his iTunes Session EP featuring Myles Kennedy. 2010 -Van Halen, Jimmy Page and Zakk Wylde Make Top Guitars That Don’t Sound Like Guitars List.