Friday, 30 December 2016
Today in rock history 30th December
1928 – Bo Diddley (Otha Ellas Bates McDaniel) is born in McComb, Mi. 1939 - Felix Pappalardi bassist for Mountain is born. 1946 – Patti Smith is born in Chicago. 1947 – Jeff Lynne is born in Birmingham, England. The singer-songwriter is a member of Electric Light Orchestra and the Traveling Wilburys. 1965 -The Kinks, The Who, Manfred Man, The Hollies and Gerry and the Pacemakers all appeared on tonight’s UK TV pop show ‘Shindig!’ 1966 – Pink Floyd and Soft Machine appeared at the UFO presents Night Tripper at the Blarney Club, London, England. 1968 – Led Zeppelin appeared at Gonzaga University Gymnasium, Spokane on their first North American tour supporting Vanilla Fudge. 1972 – Brownsville Station, Sha-Na-Na and Bruce Springsteen (who was the opening act), all appeared of the Ohio Theatre, Columbus, Ohio. 1978 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer announce their break-up. 1989 – Krist Novoselic of Nirvana marries Shelli Dilley in Tacoma, Wash. 1991 – Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa have a daughter, Jessica Rae Springfield. It is the couple’s second child. 1999 – Former Beatle George Harrison is stabbed four times in the chest during an attempted robbery early in the morning at his home at Henley-Upon-Thames, near London. The 56-year-old musician and his wife Olivia struggle with the intruder and are able to subdue him until the authorities arrive. 2002 – The funeral of former Clash singer and guitarist Joe Strummer took place in London. 2010 – Rocker Axl Rose has been voted the best frontman of all time, ahead of stars including Freddie Mercury and John Lennon. The Guns N’ Roses singer gained the most votes to take the top spot in a Musicradar.com poll, fighting off competition from Queen star Mercury, who landed in second place 2011 – Iron Maiden’s Number Of The Beast narrator Barry Clayton passes away.