Thursday, 23 November 2017

Today in rock history 23rd November

1899 – The world’s first jukebox was installed at San Francisco’s’ Palais Royal Hotel.
1936 – In a San Antonio hotel room, mysterious blues pioneer Robert Johnson records his first tracks, including “Ramblin’ on My Mind.”
1948 – Tony Bourge from Budgie is born.
1954 – Bruce Hornsby is born in Williamsburg, Va.
1956 – Sheet metal worker Louis Balint was arrested after punching Elvis Presley at a Hotel in Toledo. Balint claimed that his wife’s love for Elvis had caused his marriage to break up.
1962 – The Beatles audition for BBC producers looking for bands with TV potential. They fail.
1964 – The Rolling Stones are banned from the BBC for unprofessionalism after showing up late for appearances on the radio shows Top Gear and Saturday Club.
1968 – Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant finalizes a deal to sign the band to Atlantic Records after Dusty Springfield recommends Jimmy Page to label boss Ahmet Ertegun.
1968 – It’s reported that San Francisco’s Family Dog collective has lost its license to hold its famed marathon Grateful Dead concerts at the Avalon Ballroom.
1972 – Bob Dylan and wife Sara arrive in Durango, Colo., where he’s due to begin filming Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.
1976 – Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested outside of Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion after waving a pistol and demanding to see “The King.”
1999 – Dave Matthews Band release their second official live album, Listener Supported.
2000 – The son of George Harrison was involved in a car crash. Dhani Harrison crashed his Audi S3 in Oxfordshire but escaped any serious injury.
2007 – Bono and The Edge from U2 made a surprise appearance at a charity gig, playing four songs before 250 people. The London gig at the Union Chapel was held as part of the Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions.
2008 - Guns N’ Roses released Chinese Democracy which was their first album of original material since the simultaneous release of Use Your Illusion I & Use Your Illusion II seventeen years earlier
2010 – Gene Simmons wants Simon Cowell’s job – he’s convinced he would make a better judge on the TV mogul’s reality singing contests because he has real experience in the music industry.

Today in rock history 22nd November

1942 – Drummer Floyd Sneed of Three Dog Night is born in Calgary, Alberta.
1950 – Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads is born in Coronado, Calif.
1950 - Steven Van Zandt-guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band is born
1955 – Sun Records sells Elvis Presley’s contract to RCA for $40,000. Sun boss Sam Phillips invested his portion of the money into the fledging Holiday Inn chain.
1961 – Bob Dylan finishes recording his self-titled debut in the second of two three-hour sessions.
1963 – The Beatles release their second album, With the Beatles, which already has advance orders of 300,000 copies.
1965 – Bob Dylan marries Sara Lowndes in Nassau County, New York. His marriage to the single mother remains a secret until the following February.
1981 – Tonight at Chicago’s Checker Board Lounge, blues giant Muddy Waters is joined by fans Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood for a jam onstage.
1982 – Led Zeppelin release their outtakes album Coda. The collection goes to No. 6 in the U.S.
1990 -  Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman announced that his 17 month marriage to model Mandy Smith was over.
1997 – Michael Hutchence, lead singer of Australia’s premiere pop phenomenon, INXS, is found hanging in his fifth floor suite at the Ritz- Carlton hotel in Sydney.
2000 – Ted Gardner, former manager of Tool, sues the members of the L.A. band, their corporation, and their publishing company, alleging breach of contract and fraud.
2003 – ZZ Top become the final rock band to play their hometown’s legendary venue, the Houston Compaq Center. The trio first played there in November 1975.
2006 - After living in the U.S. since the mid 1970’s, Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood became a U.S. citizen in Los Angeles.
2010 – Vince Neil says he is “Taking a beating” on Skating With The Stars.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Timesweep 18th November

Part 1
A look at unrequited love
1. Rick Springfield - Jessie's girl
2. Jim Capaldi - Love hurts
3. J Giels Band - Love stinks
4. The Stranglers - Walk on by
5. REO Speedwagon - Can't fight this feeling
Part 2
1. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I hate myself for loving you
2. The Police - Every little thing she does is magic
3. Def Leppard - Photograph
4. Nelson - I can't live without your love and affection
5. Meatloaf - Two out of three ain't bad
Part 3
Back to 1990
1. Warrant - Cherry pie
2. Jeff Lynne - Every little thing
3. Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
Part 4
1. Black Crowes - Hard to handle
2. Aerosmith - What it takes
3. Quireboys - Hey you
4. Michael Penn - No myth
Part 5
1. Queensryche - Silent lucidity
2. Faith No More - Epic
3. ACDC - Money talks
4. Genesis - Turn it on again
5. The Who - I can't explain
Part 6
This week in rock history
1. Led Zeppelin - The immigrant song
2. Badfinger - Come and get it
3. The Who - The kids are alright
4. Queen - Play the game
5. John Lennon - Cold turkey
Part 7
1. Quiet Riot - Cum on feel the noize
2. INXS - Beautiful girl
3. Rolling Stones - Mixed emotions
Part 8
1. Fleetwood Mac - You make loving fun
2. Focus - Sylvia
3. Jimi Hendrix - The wind cries Mary
4. Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein
Part 9
Back to 1971
1. The Doors - Love her madly
2. Stephen Stills - Love her madly
3. The Who - Baba O' Reilly
Part 10
1. Black Sabbath - Iron man
2. Badfinger - No matter what
3. Led Zeppelin - Rock and roll
Part 11
1. Mountain - Nantucket sleighride
2. David Bowie - Changes
3. Free - My brother Jake
4. Rod Stewart - Reason to believe

Brit Rock 18th November

1. Steve Winwood - Roll with it
2. Iron Maiden - Can I play with madness
3. Sinead O' Connor - Mandinka
4. Cinderella - Gypsy road
5. Bon Jovi - Bad medicine
6. Travelling Wilburys - End of the line
7. Van Halen - When it's love
8. Robert Plant - Heaven knows
9. Poison - Nothing but a good time
10. The Waterboys - Fisherman's blues
11. Midnight Oil - Beds are burning
12. Pat Benatar - All fired up
13. Georgia Satellites - Hippy hippy shake
14. The Darkness - Solid gold
15. Billy Joel - We didn't start the fire
16. Steven Wilson - Nowhere now
17. Marillion - Freaks
18. Stuart Hamm - The book of lies
19. Ronnie James Dio, Yngwie J Malmsteem, Stuart Hamm - Dream on
20. Joe Satriani - Summer song
21. Stuart Hamm - Black ice
22. Magnum - Just like an arrow
23. John Farnham - The voice
24. Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded by the light
Hour three is back to the 1960's
1. Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire
2. The Kinks - You really got me
3. Blind Faith - Well all right
4. Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
5. Rolling Stones - We love you
6. Bob Dylan - Like a rolling stone
7. Fleetwood Mac - Oh well
8. The Beatles - The night before
9. The Beatles - I need you
10. The Beatles - It's only love
11. Manfred Mann - Mighty Quinn
12. The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man
13. Canned Heat - On the road again
14. Traffic - paper sun
15. Spencer Davis Group - Gimme some lovin'
16. The Shadows - Apache
17. The Who - The kids are alright

Today in rock history 21st November

1940 – Dr. John, the New Orleans pianist is born today
1941 – Andrew Love, who has blown his horn for the Doobie Brothers and Robert Cray, is born in Memphis.
1963 – Questions in the House of Commons about the Beatles. A conservative MP asks the home secretary whether the Fab Four should still be allowed police protection from their screaming fans.
1967 – The Who release their album The Who Sell Out. The between-song jingles give some hint of the band’s ambition, which also manifests itself in the mini-rock opera “Rael.”
1967 – The Beatles are in an editing suite on London’s Old Compton Street putting together their Magical Mystery Tour film.
1968 – Yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage. John Lennon has a Nagra tape recorder sent to the hospital so he can record the last heartbeats of his son, who is named John Ono Lennon II.
1974 – Jefferson Starship are reunited with Marty Balin onstage at San Francisco’s Winterland.
1975 – Elton John receives a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
1976 – Punk band Chelsea, featuring Billy Idol on vocals, play their last-ever gig at London’s Nashville club. Billy Idol departs with the band’s Tony James to start Generation X.
1980 – Don Henley is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of marijuana, cocaine, and Quaaludes after paramedics treat a 16-year-old girl suffering from drug intoxication at his Los Angeles home.
1981 – In Lakeland, Fla., Bob Dylan wraps up his Shot of Love tour with one of his longest shows ever. He plays 28 songs and six encores. It’s also the first time he plays “Every Grain of Sand.”
1988 – Jimmy Page begins a British tour at the Birmingham Hummingbird.
1988 – Pink Floyd release their live album Delicate Sound of Thunder.
1991 – The rock group Aerosmith makes a guest appearance on an episode of the Fox TV animated comedy series “The Simpsons” titled “Flaming Moe’s.”
1995 – The 60-track “The Beatles Anthology I” is released including the previously unreleased track “Free As A Bird.”
1995 - Peter Grant, manager of Led Zeppelin and widely credited for improving pay and conditions for musicians in dealings with concert promoters died of a heart attack while driving to his home in Eastbourne, U.K. He was 60 years old.
2002 - Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, the surviving members of The Doors announced that they would be performing again with Ian Astbury of The Cult singing & Stewart Copeland of The Police on drums.
2003 – Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst requires seven stitches to his face after being hit by a flying object during the New York stop of their Back 2 Basics tour with Korn.
2005 – Shots are fired by an unknown assailant at Bret Michaels’ tourbus in Chicopee, Mass. The Poison singer, who was on the bus at the time, is hit by falling glass but escapes serious injury.
2007 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers were suing a US network over the name of its TV show, Californication saying the title was “immediately associated in the mind of the consumer” with its 1999 album and single release.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Today in rock history 20th November

1944 – Producer Mike Vernon is born in Harrow, England. As well as introducing John Mayall to Eric Clapton, he was responsible for the ’60s output of blues bands like Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack and Ten Years After.
1946 – Guitarist Duane Allman is born in Nashville, Tenn.
1947 – Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh is born in New York.
1950 – Gentle Giant’s guitar midget, Gary Green is born.
1954 – Frank Marino (Francesco Antonio Marino), guitarist for Mahogony Rush is born.
1959 – WABC-TV in New York fires DJ Alan Freed after he refuses to deny that he accepted payola.
1964 – John Lennon films a comic sketch for the British TV series Not Only but Also with Dudley Moore on Wimbledon Common.
1964 – On the British music show Ready Steady Go tonight, the Rolling Stones lip-sync their songs “Off the Hook,” “Around and Around,” and “Little Red Rooster.”
1965 – Michael Diamond, better known to Beastie Boys fans as Mike D, is born in New York. .
1968 – Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites are approached by Albert Grossman to help the newly solo Janis Joplin put together her own band.
1970 – Ray Davies flies to London to re-record a lyric to “Apeman” and make it acceptable for radio airplay.
1971 – Led Zeppelin play the first of two “Electric Magic” shows at London’s Wembley Empire Pool. The shows incorporate trapeze artists, performing pigs, and vaudeville performers with Bronco, Stone the Crows, and the headliners. Tickets for the shows sold out in four minutes.
1973 - During a concert at San Francisco’s Cow Palace, Who drummer Keith Moon collapsed onstage after someone spiked his drink with horse tranquilizer. Audience member, 19 year old Scot Halpin filled in for the final three songs of The Who’s set.
1991 – The Rolling Stones announced they’d signed a £20 million deal with Virgin Records, to make three albums over six years.
1994 – David Crosby receives a liver transplant.
1998 – Alanis Morissette does an in store performance for the opening of a Tower records store in Buenos Aires. Proceeds from the sale of her album for the day are donated to a local children’s hospital.
2003 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces it will induct Prince, George Harrison, Traffic, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, ZZ Top, and doo-wop group the Dells in 2004.
2007 – Velvet Revolver were forced to cancel a four-city Japanese after their requests for visas was rejected. Officials were said to have refused the band entry to Japan due to previous drug convictions.
2010 - After the end of Bob Dylan’s concert in Amherst, MA, a man with a fake crew pass walked into a pizza parlor and ordered 178 pizzas and never came back to pick the pizzas up. The staff worked until 5:30 a.m. to fill the order.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Today in rock history 19th November

1960 - Matt Sorum-drummer for The Cult, Guns N’ Roses & Velvet Revolver is born.
1965 – Roger Daltrey walks out on a Who performance at London’s Glad Rags Ball after they experience trouble with the P.A
1971 – B.B. King marks his 25th anniversary in music by opening a European tour in London.
1973 – Led Zeppelin begin sessions for their sixth album by recording a demo called “Driving to Kashmir.” The song title would later be shortened to just plain “Kashmir.” The sessions break up when John Paul Jones threatens to leave the band to become a choirmaster.
1976 - George Harrison performs on Saturday Night Live. During the show, producer Lorne Michaels makes an appeal for the Beatles to re-form, saying he will pay them the union minimum to play on his show. Paul McCartney is currently staying with John Lennon at the Dakota and both see Michaels’ plea, but they don’t take him up on the offer.
1979 – Chuck Berry is released from Lompoc Prison, Calif., after serving a sentence for income tax evasion.
1983 – Badfinger bassist Tom Evans commits suicide after the band splits by hanging himself, just as Badfinger songwriter Pete Ham had done eight years earlier.
1995 – Bruce Springsteen’s 13th album, “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” is released.
1997 – Michael Hutchence arrives in Sydney to begin rehearsing with INXS for their 20th anniversary tour. He was discovered dead in his hotel room three days later.
1998 – Motley Crue fans are able to fulfill all their fashion needs when the bands new retail store, S’Crue, opens at 7201 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles.
2003 – Stone Temple Pilots announce they are splitting up.
2007 - Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow died of an accidental cocaine overdose at his home in Las Vegas, NV. His body was discovered six days later. He was 52 years old.

Today in rock history 18th November

1949 - Herman Rarebell-drummer for Scorpions is born
1952 – Bill Haley married his pregnant girlfriend just four days after he divorced his first wife.
1963 – According to today’s English newspapers, a priest requests the Beatles record a Christmas song. Manager Brian Epstein also issues a press release requesting fans not throw anything at the stage during the Beatles’ concerts.
1966 – Pink Floyd play a “philadelic” music event at England’s Hornsey College of Art.
1967 – Pink Floyd release their third single, “Apples and Oranges,” in England.
1970 – Jerry Lee Lewis divorces his wife (and cousin) Myra Brown. Brown married the Killer 13 years ago – when she was only 14. She later says the couple spent only three nights alone during their years together.
1972 – Danny Whitten, a guitarist and songwriter with the rock band Crazy Horse, dies of a heroin overdose.
1975 – Bruce Springsteen’s first gigs in London are promoted with posters reading, “Finally the world is ready for Bruce Springsteen.”
1984 – Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan wins Entertainer of the Year and Blues Instrumentalist of the Year at the W.C. Handy National Blues Awards.
1987 – Performing a second night in Los Angeles, U2 decide to support themselves as a fictional country group called the Dalton Brothers.
1990 – At a rock memorabilia auction, Paul McCartney’s birth certificate sells for $18,000.
1990 – Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones marries model-actress Jerry Hall in Bali, Indonesia.
1992 – Black Sabbath were honoured with a star at the Rock Walk in Hollywood.
1993 – Nirvana recorded their MTV unplugged special at Sony Studios, New York.
1997 – An AC/DC five-CD boxed set, “Bonfire,” is released in the U.S. The set is intended as an honour to the band’s original singer Bon Scott.
2003 – John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to the Beatles’ “Nowhere Man” sell for over $300,000 at a New York auction.
2008 – Velvet Revolver are dropped by record label RCA.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Today in rock history 17th November

1944 – Byrds guitarist/songwriter Gene Clark is born in Tipton, Mo.
1946 – Jethro Tull lead guitarist Martin Barre is born in Lancashire.
1958 – DJ Alan Freed learns today that his trial for inciting a riot has been postponed until January of next year. The riot occurred during a Boston rock show he was promoting in May 1958. Prosecutors explain that the delay is because they are investigating allegations that Freed broke Massachusetts’ anti-anarchy laws.
1963 – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet singer Gene Pitney at a taping of the British pop programme Thank Your Lucky Stars. They give him their song “That Girl Belongs to Yesterday.”
1963 – In Guildford, England, a headmaster says that students turning up to Clark’s Grammar School with Beatles haircuts will be sent home. “This ridiculous style brings out the worst in boys physically,” says John Weightman. “It makes them look like morons.”
1970 – Tune into New York’s WPLJ-FM tonight and you can hear a live broadcast of an Elton John concert. The gig is later released as the 1971 live album 11-17-70.
1971 – The Faces release their third album, A Nod Is as Good as a Wink to a Blind Horse.
1978 – Led Zeppelin record two takes of their new song “All My Love.”
1979 - Jethro Tull bassist John Glascock died of a congenital heart defect in London. He was 28 years old.
1987 – During a concert in Los Angeles, U2’s Bono pulls a person from the audience to sing along to the band’s version of “People Get Ready.” In turn, the aspiring singer hands Bono a demo tape.
1990 -David Crosby broke his shoulder, left leg & ankle in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles.
1994 – Bob Dylan spends the first of two days taping an episode of MTV Unplugged at New York’s Sony Studios.
2003 – Meat Loaf is rushed to hospital after collapsing during a London concert. His record company say the 56-year-old singer “collapsed from exhaustion due to a prolonged viral infection.”
2006 – U2’s Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne.
2007 – The Eagles were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’ the bands seventh studio album and first since 1979.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Today in rock history 16th November

 1960 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Stay,” Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs. The song is the shortest No. 1 single in the rock era, at one minute and 37 seconds.
1968 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with their third and final album Electric Ladyland which spent two weeks at number one.
1977 - Rush received their first Gold records in the U.S. for 2112, All the World’s A Stage and A Farewell To Kings.
1987 - Topper Headon, former drummer for The Clash was sentenced to 15 months in prison for supplying heroin to a man who later died.
1994 -  Dino Valente, founder of Quicksilver Messenger Service died of a brain tumor in Santa Rosa, CA. He was 51 years old.
2000 – Kid Rock sideman Joe C. (Joseph Calleja) dies in his sleep at his home in Taylor, Mich. He is 26. Calleja had suffered from Celiac Disease, an intestinal disorder, since he was a child.
2005 -  The second UK Music Hall of Fame ceremony took place at the Alexandria Place in London with The Who, Pink Floyd, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan & Black Sabbath among the inductees.
2006 – Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ album was declared the Best Selling UK album of all time by The Official UK Charts Company.
2010 – Apple has acquired the rights to sell Beatles music on its online store.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Today in rock history 15th November

1959 – Johnny & the Moondogs – made up of future Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison – take part in the finals of a talent competition in which the winner appears on English TV’s Star Search. Unfortunately, the last bus back to Liverpool leaves before the judging is due to occur, and the band is forced to pull out.
1962 – The Beatles return from Hamburg with manager Brian Epstein, who is currently negotiating with promoter Larry Parnes to send the band on a nationwide tour.
1964 – In the middle of a tour of America, the Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones is hospitalized with a fever and misses the band’s last four concerts.
1965 – The Rolling Stones perform on NBC’s Hullabaloo for the first time, singing “Get Off of My Cloud.”
1965 – The Beatles complete their sessions for Rubber Soul.
1969 – Hamburg’s Star Club, one of the Beatles’ haunts when they were cutting their professional chops in Germany, announces it will close at the end of the month.
1969 - Janis Joplin was arrested in Tampa for allegedly using obscene language in concert after she yelled at a policeman for trying to control the crowd with a bullhorn. The charges were later dropped.
1974 – The Faces release “You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything,” which becomes their last single when Rod Stewart announces he’s leaving the band in 1976.
1987 - Dire Straits became the first band to sell three million copies of one album in the U.K. when Brothers in Arms reached that plateau.
1992 – Ozzy Osbourne swears that tonight’s show in Costa Mesa, Calif., will be his last concert ever. He’s joined onstage by Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward in an emotional reunion and, not surprisingly, is eventually convinced to return to performing.
1999 – Elton John threatens to cancel a show in Winnipeg, Manitoba, after customs officers search his plane and keep his entourage waiting at the airport for two hours.
2000 – Due to the throat troubles of their frontmen, Chino Moreno and Fred Durst, Deftones and Limp Bizkit, respectively, cancel separate shows north of the U.S. border.
2000 – The man who nearly a year earlier broke into the home of and stabbed former Beatle George Harrison is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the U.K.’s Oxford Crown Court. Michael Abram is ordered confined to a mental hospital indefinitely for his attack.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Timesweep 4th November

Part 1
Back to 1967
1. Spencer Davis Group - I'm a man
2. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Foxy lady
3. Love - Alone again or
4. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/With a little help from my friends
5. Loving Spoonful - Darling be home soon
6. Moody Blues - Nights in white satin
Part 2
A look at men
1. Black Sabbath - Iron man
2. Neil Young - Southern man
3. Neil Young - Old man
4. Nirvana - The man who sold the world
5. Fleetwood Mac - Man of thew world
6. Men At Work - Who could it be now
Part 3
We surrender
1. Rainbow - I surrender
2. Cheap Trick - Surrender
3. Boston - Surrender to me
Part 4
This week in rock history
1. John Fogerty - Old man down the road
2. Wings - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
3. Bachman Turner Overdrive - You ain't seen nothing yet
Part 5
1. Mott The Hoople - All the way from Memphis
2. Starship - We built this city
3. Pink Floyd - Learning to fly
4. The Who - Love reign o'er me
Part 6
A look at life
1. Bon Jovi - It's my life
2. George Harrison - What is life
3. Dire Straits - What is life
Part 7
This week's birthdays
1. Kiss - Heaven's on fire
2. ELO - 10538 overture
3. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have you ever seen the rain
4. Emerson Lake & Palmer - Lucky man
5. Vanilla Fudge - You keep me hanging on
6. Neil Young - Heart of gold
Part 8
1. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Please don't touch
2. Elvis Presley - You're so square
3. Eddie Cochran - C'mon everybody
A Rolling Stones double shot
4. Rolling Stones - Honky tonk women
5. Rolling Stones - She's a rainbow
Part 9
1. Great White - Once bitten twice shy
2. Rolling Stones - Mixed emotions
3. Stevie Nicks - Stand back
4. Queen - The miracle
5. Marillion - Hooks in you
Part 10
1. Tom Petty - Running down a dream
2. Chris Rea - The road to hell
3. Aerosmith - What it takes
Part 11
1. Don Henley - New York minute
2. Poco - Call it love

Rock Talk - Mick Ralphs

Part 1
1. Mott The Hoople - All the way from Memphis
2. Mick Ralphs Blues Band - Born under a bad sign
3. Mott The Hoople - Rock and roll circus
4. Mott The Hoople - All the yong dudes
5. Bad Company - Simple mna
Part 2
1. Bad Company - Feel like making love
2. Bad Company - Can't get enough of your love
3. Bad Company - Good loving gone bad
4. Mick Ralphs Blues Band - Big river
5. Bad Company - Bad Company

Brit Rock 4th November

1. Foreigner - Cold as ice
2. Black Sabbath - Snowblind
3. ACDC - Thunderstruck 
4. Kiss - God of thunder
5. Bruce Springsteen - Thunder road
6. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have you ever seen the rain
7. Blind Melon - No rain
8. The Who - Love reign o'er me
9. Guns 'N' Roses - November rain
10. The Cult - Rain
11. Peter Gabriel - Steam
12. Deep Purple - Hush
13. The Doors - Hello I love you
14. Iron Butterfly - In a gidda da vida
15. The Marbles - Only one woman
16. Status Quo - Pictures of matchstick ,en
17. The Band - The weight
18. The Zombies - Time of the season
19. Steppenwolf - Magic carpet ride
20. Jimi Hendrix Experience - All along the watchtower
21. The Beatles - While my guitar gently weeps
22. Rolling Stones - Street fighting man
23. Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee
24. Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz
25. The Police - King of pain
It's back to the 1980's for hour three
1. Queen - One vision
2. Cinderella - Somebody save me
3. Foreigner - That was yesterday
4. Russ Ballard - Voices
5. Peter Gabriel - Red rain
6. Gun - Better days
7. ZZ Top - Gimme all your loving
8. The Hooters - Satillite
9. Richard Marx - Don't mean nothing
10. Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the moon
11. Genesis - Home by the sea
12. Rainbow - Since you've been gone

Today in rock history 14th November

1949 – Styx guitarist James Young is born in Chicago.
1951 – Barry Brandt, drummer with hard-rock band Angel, is born.
1951 - Frankie Banali-drummer for Quiet Riot is born.
1956 - Alec John Such-bassist for Bon Jovi is born today.
1964 – Jimmy Reed plays in Britain backed by Them, an Irish band including a young Van Morrison.
1967 – Pink Floyd begin a U.K. tour supporting the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
1967 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s art exhibition Half-A-Wind Show closes at London’s Lisson Gallery.
1969 – Led Zeppelin begin recording their third album at Olympia Studios, kicking off with a run-through of “Since I’ve Been Loving You.”
1977 - Kiss kicked off their tour in support of Alive II at the Myriad Convention Centre in Oklahoma City.
1990 – In today’s issue of Newsweek, the Who’s Pete Townshend says he’s bisexual. “I know how it feels to be a woman because I am a woman,” he says. “And I won’t be classified as just a man.”
1992 – John Mellencamp keyboard player John Cascella is discovered dead in his car in Indiana of a heart attack.
2000 – As promised, the Offspring give away $1 million of its own money to a lucky fan. Two finalists in the band’s online giveaway, where fans who downloaded the song Original Prankster were automatically entered, appear on MTV’s “Total Request Live” to compete in a trivia contest to determine who will take the prize.
2004 – Paul McCartney, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Robbie Williams, Keane, Snow Patrol, Travis, The Darkness and others take part in the recording of a new version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

Today in rock history 13th November

1939 – Nathaniel Dove, keyboardist with the Robert Cray Band, is born in Bryan, Texas.
1949 – Guitarist Roger Steen of performance art-rockers the Tubes (“She’s a Beauty”) is born.
1963 – Paul McCartney catches the flu. Hour-by-hour progress reports on his condition appear in the British press.
1964 – The first official biography of the Rolling Stones, Our Own Story, is published in Britain.
1966 – In today’s English Sunday Telegraph is a report that two (unnamed) Beatles have approached Allen Klein with a view to having him manage their affairs. Manager Brian Epstein dismisses the report, which has upset both George and Ringo.
1968 – Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones buys Cotchford Farms. The English estate is where A.A. Milne wrote Winnie the Pooh, and where Jones is months later discovered dead at the bottom of his swimming pool. .
1969 – Having bought the island of Dorinch off Ireland, John Lennon declares any hippie who wishes is free to live there.
1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Whatever Gets You Through the Night,” John Lennon. Elton John plays piano and organ and sings backing vocals on the song.
1974 – After crashing a borrowed Porsche in Iowa City, Iowa, the driver claims to be Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. The real Blackmore was actually performing in San Francisco that night.
1992 – Troggs drummer Ronnie Bond dies at age 50.
2000 – The Beatles sanction their first official Web site,

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Today in rock history 12th November

1945 – Neil Young is born in Toronto.
1947 – Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, bassist with Blue Oyster Cult, is born.
1964 – Born on this day, David Ellefson, Magadeth.
1966 – The Grateful Dead perform at a Hell’s Angels dance held at San Francisco’s Sokol Hall.
1966 - Stephen Stills was inspired to write “For What It’s Worth” for Buffalo Springfield after teenagers were beaten by police on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip for protesting a curfew.
1970 – The Doors play their last concert with Jim Morrison in New Orleans.
1971 – Led Zeppelin IV lands in stores. The much-anticipated record had been delayed due to problems with the final mixing and cover artwork, which doesn’t feature a title or the band’s name – just some bizarre runic symbols.
1979 – San Francisco witnesses the premiere of Rock Justice, a rock opera penned by Jefferson Starship’s Marty Balin. The show runs for four nights at the Old Waldorf nightclub. Balin stars as a rock star on trial for suffering a career nosedive.
1990 – Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood is hit by a car in England and breaks both his legs.
2002 – Die-hard Beatles fans were enraged after Paul McCartney altered the song writing credits on his ‘Back In The US 2002′ album, changing them to McCartney and Lennon from Lennon and McCartney.
2003 – Phil Collins reveals that he has lost nearly 60 percent of his hearing in his left ear.
2003 – New Jersey radio station WCHR pulls all Jethro Tull music from its playlist after flute-waving frontman Ian Anderson criticizes excessive displays of the American flag, arguing, “It’s easy to confuse patriotism with nationalism.”
2004 – Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, The White Stripes, Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch, Underworld’s Karl Hyde, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackay, and the Undertones’ Feargal Sharkey attend the funeral of British DJ John Peel.
2008 - Mitch Mitchell, drummer for The Jimi Hendrix Experience died in his sleep of natural causes in his hotel room in Portland, OR. He was 61 years old.
2010 – Tesla’s Frank Hannon accuses G'N’R of plagiarism.