Sunday, 31 December 2017

Today in rock history 31st December

1942 – Guitarist Andy Summers of the Police is born in Blackpool, England.
1943 – Kinks bassist Peter Quaife is born in Tavistock, England.
1947 – The Guess Who’s singer Burton Cummings is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1951 – Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton is born in Colorado Springs, Colo.
1965 – The Beatles begin a European tour in Paris.
1965 – John Lennon’s father Alfred releases a U.K. single today, titled “That’s My Life (My Love And My Home).”
1968 – Vanilla Fudge and an unknown Led Zeppelin perform a New Year’s Eve gig in Portland, Ore.
1969 – Jimi Hendrix unveils his new group Band of Gypsys at New York’s Fillmore East.
1969 – BBC television broadcast the programme Man of the Decade, who is … John Lennon!
1970 – Paul McCartney files suit against John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison as the Beatles Co, effectively ending the band. Lennon tells the press that McCartney wanted to dominate the group all along, and reveals that he’s [i.e. Lennon] taken drugs since he was 17.
1973 – Having only recorded three tracks, Pink Floyd abandon their idea to make an album using only household objects and settle for recording Wish You Were Here instead.
1974 – Ron Wood denies reports that he will join the Rolling Stones as a replacement for the recently departed Mick Taylor.
1974 – A document signed by all the Beatles confirms the dissolution of their partnership.
1976 – The Cars give their debut performance at Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, N.H.
1978 – San Francisco’s Winterland Theater closes its doors after a farewell performance by the Grateful Dead and the Blues Brothers.
1982 – The E Street Band’s guitarist Miami/Little Steven Van Zandt marries Maureen Santora in Asbury Park, N.J. His boss Bruce Springsteen is the best man. Little Richard, who conducted the ceremony, duets with Percy Sledge on “When a Man Loves a Woman” at the reception.
1984 - Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen lost his left arm in a car accident on his way to a New Year’s party at his parents’ home in Sheffield, U.K. The arm was sewn back on, but it had to be removed three days later due to infection.
1985 – Rick Nelson dies in an airplane crash near DeKalb, Texas.
1992 – Keith Richards and his X-Pensive Winos headline at New York’s Academy, with Pearl Jam in support. The Rolling Stones themselves are currently negotiating a $30 million advance on their 1993 world tour.
1996 – Paul McCartney is awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II.
2003 -  Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and his son were arrested at a hotel in Naples, FL for allegedly assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and drunken violent behavior at a New Year’s Eve party. Charges were dropped in 2005
2003 – They used to call him “God,” but now you can call him “Eric Clapton CBE.” The Cream guitarist and The Kinks’ Ray Davies are both made Commanders of the British Empire in the Queen’s New Year’s Honors List.
2004 – The Who’s Roger Daltrey is made a Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music and charity work.
2009 – Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi from Status Quo were both appointed OBEs for services to music and charity.

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.
 

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 and husband of 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.
1980 - Tim Hardin,writer of songs “If I Were a Carpenter” and “Reason to Believe” died of heroin & morphine overdose in Los Angeles. He was 39 years old.
1982 -  Kiss kicked off their tour in support of Creatures of the Night at the Bismarck Civic Center in Bismarck, ND. It was their first tour with guitarist Vinnie Vincent replacing Ace Frehley & would be their last tour in makeup until their 1996 reunion tour.
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.
 

Today in rock history 28th December

1946 – Edgar Winter is born in Beaumont, Texas.
1947 – Dick Diamonde, bassist with “Friday on my Mind” hit-makers the Easybeats, is born in Hilversum, Holland.
1963 – The Rolling Stones peak at No. 12 in the U.K. charts with the Lennon-McCartney composition “I Wanna Be Your Man.”
1967 – Tonight at the Oxford New Theatre in England, the Lindsay Kemp Mime Troupe performs Pierrot in Turquoise. Among the cast is the young David Bowie.
1968 – The Miami Festival kicks off, drawing 100,000 people over its three days for a line-up that includes Jose Feliciano, Procol Harum, and Fleetwood Mac. It’s the first major rock festival held on the east coast.
1968 – Led Zeppelin play their first ever gig in Canada at Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum supporting Vanilla Fudge and the MC5.
1971 – Sha Na Na performs tonight at Carnegie Hall. The MC for the event is the Who’s Keith Moon, one of their biggest fans.
1972 – Mick and Bianca Jagger arrive in Managua, Nicaragua to search for Bianca’s mother in the wake of an earthquake that has devastated the city. They bring with them medical supplies. Bianca’s mother is eventually found safe and well.
1975 – At a gun show in Spokane, Wash, guest Ted Nugent has a gun pulled on him by an attendee. David Helfer is wrestled to the ground by the audience and security guards and later charged with “intimidating with a weapon.”
1983 – Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys drowns while swimming near his boat in the harbour at Marina del Ray, Calif.
1993 - Mutt Lange, producer of albums such as AC/DC’s Highway to Hell & Back in Black & Def Leppard’s Pyromania & Hysteria married Shania Twain in Switzerland. The couple separated in 2008 & divorced in 2010.
2003 – The Who’s Pete Townshend tells a London newspaper he contemplated suicide after police arrested him for accessing a child porn Web site. Charges were later dropped.
2010 – Whitesnake, Mr. Big, Buckcherry confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival 2011.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Today in rock history 27th December

1941 – Moody Blues keyboardist and singer Mike Pinder is born in Birmingham.
1944 – Mick Jones of Foreigner is born in London.
1948 – Guitarist Larry Byrom, who has performed with Steppenwolf and Kenny Rogers, is born.
1952 – Dire Straits guitarist David Knopfler, brother of Mark, is born.
1963 – The Animals perform on their first radio broadcast, the BBC show “Saturday Club.”
1963 – The London Times declares that Lennon and McCartney are “The Outstanding Composers of 1963,” with music critic Richard Buckle raving that they are “the greatest composers since Beethoven.”
1963 – In the British pop paper NME, Richard Green reports on rising combo the Rolling Stones.
1964 – The Who appeared at the Ealing Club, Ealing Broadway, London, England.
1967 – Bob Dylan releases his long-awaited follow-up to Blonde on Blonde, John Wesley Harding.
1975 – Queen started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with ‘A Night At The Opera’ the group’s first No.1 album.
1976 -  Blues guitarist Freddie King died of a heart attack and complications from bleeding ulcers and pancreatitis in Dallas. He was 42 years old.
1980 – In the wake of John Lennon’s death, both the album Double Fantasy and the single “(Just Like) Starting Over” sit atop the American charts.
1989 – A former chef at the Chuck Berry owned restaurant Southern Air started court proceedings against Berry alleging that the singer had installed secret video cameras in the ladies toilets.
2008 – Thieves broke into a house belonging to Allman Brothers Band singer and keyboardist Gregg Allman in Georgia and stole a coin collection, knives and unreleased concert recordings. Two men where charged with the burglary two days later.
2008 – Singer, songwriter, guitarist, Delaney Bramlett died in Los Angeles from complications after gall bladder surgery. Was a member of Delaney, Bonnie & Friends and worked with George Harrison, The Everly Brothers, John Lennon, Janis Joplin, J.J. Cale, and Eric Clapton.

Today in rock history 25th December

1940 – Progressive rock drummer Peter Brown is born.
1944 – Canned Heat guitarist Henry Vestine is born in Washington, D.C.
1945 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding is born in Folkestone, England.
1946 – Soft rock party animal Jimmy Buffett is born in Pascogoula, Miss.
1959 – This morning young Richard Starkey receives his first drum set for Christmas. The 18-year-old apprentice engineer later become world famous as Ringo Starr, drummer for the Beatles.
1960 – 12 year old James Taylor receives his first guitar for Christmas.
1964 – Fans attending one of the Beatles’ London Christmas shows attack George Harrison’s girlfriend Patti Boyd.
1965 – George Harrison proposes to Patti Boyd as they drive to a Christmas dinner in London.
1967 – Paul McCartney becomes engaged to his girlfriend, the actress Jane Asher. However, they never marry.
1977 - The Sex Pistols performed their last concert in the U.K. before their reunion in 1996 at the Ivanhoes Club in Huddersfield, U.K. The concert was a charity performance for children of firemen, laid-off workers & single parents.
1981 – The inmates of Norfolk Correctional Center outside of Boston are treated to a Christmas concert by the J. Geils Band. Peter Wolf tells the cons, “We wanna be the first to buy you all a free drink on the outside.”
1987 - Ted Nugent appeared on Late Night with David Letterman where he sang The Christmas Song with a bogus Letterman.
1998 – Bryan MacLean, guitarist and singer of folk-rock group Love, dies in Los Angeles of an apparent heart attack. He is 52.
2010 - According to Reuters, Jason Bonham‘s Led Zeppelin Experience to launch second leg in the Spring.
 

Today in rock history 24th December

1945 – Lemmy, the leader of Motorhead and a bassist with Hawkwind, is born in Stoke-on-Trent, England as Ian Willis.
1946 – Jan Akkerman, guitarist with Dutch rockers Focus, is born in Amsterdam.
1964 – The Beatles begin a second annual series of Christmas concerts at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. Support comes from the Yardbirds.
1968 – Led Zeppelin leave Britain to start their first American tour. Robert Plant remembered, “It was Christmas, and Christmas away from home for the English is the end of the world.”
1970 – In today’s Rolling Stone is the first part of an off-the-cuff interview with John Lennon by Jann Wenner.
1972 – Police stop a concert by Manfred Mann and His Earth Band at the University of Miami after neighbors complain about the noise. This sparks a riot among the students that lasts for two hours. Mann and His Earth Band sit it out in the dressing room.
1973 – Doobie Brothers guitarist Tom Johnson is arrested in Visalia, Calif., for marijuana possession.
1988 - Nirvana began recording their debut album Bleach at Seattle’s Reciprocal Recording studios. The group borrowed $600 from a school friend to record.
2005 – U2’s Vertigo tour is declared the top-grossing trek of 2005.
2005 - Iggy Pop was fined by the city of Lucerne, Switzerland for performing too loud during a Stooges concert at the Blue Balls festival in July.
2005 – Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker becomes a father again, as wife Shanna Moakler gives birth to 7 lb. 1 oz. daughter Alabama Louella Barker.
 

Today in rock history 23rd December

1940 – Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen is born in Washington, D.C. In 1970, he formed Hot Tuna with the Airplane’s Jack Casady.
1943 - Harry Shearer-Derek Smalls, bassist for Spinal Tap is born.
1945 – Born on this day, Ron Bushy, Iron Butterfly.
1946 – Mott the Hoople guitarist Ariel Bender is born.
1947 - Rainbow and Michael Schenker Group vocalist Graham Bonnet is born.
1956 – Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray is born.
1959 – Chuck Berry was arrested after taking 14 year old Janice Norine (who unbeknown to Berry was working as a prostitute), across a state line.
1964 - Eddie Vedder-singer for Pearl Jam is born.
1966 – The UFO Club opens in London’s Tottenham Court Road. With Pink Floyd as the club’s house band, the venue becomes a hive of psychedelic activity.
1966 – The BBC airs the last edition of Ready Steady Go! The show had brought audiences such acts as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. The Who, arguably the show’s most popular guests, perform on this final episode.
1967 – John Lennon writes a get-well-soon letter to his estranged father Alfred, who has taken ill. Lennon also sends Alfred a car so that he can visit his son at Weybridge, England.
1968 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono, dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus, distribute presents to the children of Apple’s staff.
1974 – George Harrison releases one of his rare Christmas records, “Ding Dong, Ding Dong.” It fails to crack the top 30.
1978 – England’s Lawn Tennis Association refuse to give permission for Queen to perform an open-air concert at Wimbledon.
1985 – Judas Priest fans Raymond Belknap and James Vance shot themselves after listening to the Judas Priest album ‘Stained Class.’ The two had drunk beer, smoked marijuana and then listened to hours of the album. Afterwards they took a shotgun to a nearby school playground where Belknap shot and killed himself. Vance then blew away his jaw, mouth and nose but lived for more than three years before dying of effects of the shooting.
1987 – After Roger Waters threatens to get an injunction preventing Dave Gilmour from trading under the Pink Floyd name, the two sign an agreement that allows Gilmour to continue under the name Pink Floyd. In return, Waters receives a royalty whenever an image from his time with the band is used.
1999 – Police arrest a stalker at George Harrison’s Hawaiian home. The unemployed Christin Keleher appeared to be living in the empty mansion, using the phone, washing machine and ordering pizza.
2003 – Ozzy Osbourne is removed from intensive care to a private clinic to recuperate from injuries he sustained after crashing an ATV on his English estate.
2006 -  It was reported that U2 singer Bono would receive honorary knighthood from the U.K. in recognition of his contribution to music & humanitarian work.
2007 – The Police were the highest earning touring group for the past year, bringing in nearly $132 million (£66.5m) The band’s 54 gig North American trek generated almost double the total of the second-placed act, Country star Kenny Chesney.
2009 -  Metallica’s self-titled fifth album became the biggest selling album of the Soundscan era since Nielsen Soundscan began tracking album sales for the Billboard 200 album chart in May of 1991. Since its release in August of 1991, it’s sold over 15,620,000 copies.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Today in rock history 23rd December

1940 – Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen is born in Washington, D.C. In 1970, he formed Hot Tuna with the Airplane’s Jack Casady.
1943 - Harry Shearer-Derek Smalls, bassist for Spinal Tap is born.
1945 – Born on this day, Ron Bushy, Iron Butterfly.
1946 – Mott the Hoople guitarist Ariel Bender is born.
1947 - Rainbow and Michael Schenker Group vocalist Graham Bonnet is born.
1956 – Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray is born.
1959 – Chuck Berry was arrested after taking 14 year old Janice Norine (who unbeknown to Berry was working as a prostitute), across a state line.
1964 - Eddie Vedder-singer for Pearl Jam is born.
1966 – The UFO Club opens in London’s Tottenham Court Road. With Pink Floyd as the club’s house band, the venue becomes a hive of psychedelic activity.
1966 – The BBC airs the last edition of Ready Steady Go! The show had brought audiences such acts as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. The Who, arguably the show’s most popular guests, perform on this final episode.
1967 – John Lennon writes a get-well-soon letter to his estranged father Alfred, who has taken ill. Lennon also sends Alfred a car so that he can visit his son at Weybridge, England.
1968 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono, dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus, distribute presents to the children of Apple’s staff.
1974 – George Harrison releases one of his rare Christmas records, “Ding Dong, Ding Dong.” It fails to crack the top 30.
1978 – England’s Lawn Tennis Association refuse to give permission for Queen to perform an open-air concert at Wimbledon.
1985 – Judas Priest fans Raymond Belknap and James Vance shot themselves after listening to the Judas Priest album ‘Stained Class.’ The two had drunk beer, smoked marijuana and then listened to hours of the album. Afterwards they took a shotgun to a nearby school playground where Belknap shot and killed himself. Vance then blew away his jaw, mouth and nose but lived for more than three years before dying of effects of the shooting.
1987 – After Roger Waters threatens to get an injunction preventing Dave Gilmour from trading under the Pink Floyd name, the two sign an agreement that allows Gilmour to continue under the name Pink Floyd. In return, Waters receives a royalty whenever an image from his time with the band is used.
1999 – Police arrest a stalker at George Harrison’s Hawaiian home. The unemployed Christin Keleher appeared to be living in the empty mansion, using the phone, washing machine and ordering pizza.
2003 – Ozzy Osbourne is removed from intensive care to a private clinic to recuperate from injuries he sustained after crashing an ATV on his English estate.
2006 -  It was reported that U2 singer Bono would receive honorary knighthood from the U.K. in recognition of his contribution to music & humanitarian work.
2007 – The Police were the highest earning touring group for the past year, bringing in nearly $132 million (£66.5m) The band’s 54 gig North American trek generated almost double the total of the second-placed act, Country star Kenny Chesney.
2009 -  Metallica’s self-titled fifth album became the biggest selling album of the Soundscan era since Nielsen Soundscan began tracking album sales for the Billboard 200 album chart in May of 1991. Since its release in August of 1991, it’s sold over 15,620,000 copies.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Today in rock history 22nd December

1944 – Barry Jenkins, drummer with the Animals, is born in Leicester, England.
1948 – Cheap Trick’s baseball-hat-sporting guitarist Rick Nielsen is born in Rockford, Ill.
1961 – Heading back to Hibbing for Christmas, Bob Dylan stops at the Minneapolis home of Bonnie Beecher. He plays a few Woody Guthrie songs for his friend that are recorded. The set later becomes the basis for Great White Wonder, one of the first ever bootleg releases.
1967 – Pink Floyd play the Christmas on Earth Revisited event at London’s Olympia. Throughout the concert, their singer Syd Barrett simply gives the audience a frozen stare.
1969 – During their stay in Canada, John Lennon and Yoko Ono meet with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and discuss drug abuse with John Munro, the Minister of Health.
1971 – After Yoko Ono tries to take her daughter from father Tony Cox, a court awards custody of the child Kyoko to him. Ono is allowed to visit Kyoko, but only if she posts a $20,000 bond as a guarantee that she won’t kidnap the child.
1972 – Led Zeppelin performs at London’s Alexandra Palace. The Melody Maker describes the Zep as “about as perfect a band as you could hope to hear.”
1973 – Stephen Stills loses a paternity suit brought against him by Harriet B. Tunis. Stills’ defence team had tried to discredit Tunis’ case by asking the jury, “How can you believe a witness who works in the record business?”
1978 – The Who announce that the Faces’ Kenny Jones will be drafted as a replacement for their late drummer Keith Moon.
1980 – An album called “The Wit and Wisdom of Ronald Reagan” was released by Stiff Records. The entire disc contained 40 minutes of silence.
1982 – Bob Dylan drops in on Frank Zappa, plays him a dozen songs and asks Zappa to produce his next album.
1987 - Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx overdosed on heroin and was pronounced dead on arrival. Sixx was revived with two shots of adrenaline in his chest which inspired Motley Crue’s hit song “Kickstart My Heart”.
2002 – Joe Strummer, the Clash’s fiery frontman, dies of heart failure after walking his dog around his hometown of Broomfield, England. He was 50.
2003 – The White Stripes’ Jack White is charged with assault after an alleged brawl with the Von Bondies’ leader Jason Stollsteimer.
2010 –The Abbey Road zebra crossing in north London, made famous after appearing on a Beatles album cover was given Grade II listed status.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Today in rock history 21st December

1940 – Frank Zappa is born in Baltimore.
1943 – English blues guitarist Albert Lee is born in Hereforshire.
1946 – Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is born in Hawthorne, Calif.
1963 – The Beatles perform their first Christmas show at the Gaumont Theatre in Bradford, England.
1964 – Ode to a High Flying Bird, a picture book tribute to Charlie Parker by Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, is published in England.
1974 – At the Rainbow Theatre in London, Bad Company are joined for a jam onstage by Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. The group performs B.B. King’s “Rock Me Baby.”
1978 – Rod Stewart settles out of court with drummer Mickey Waller, who claims he was not paid royalties for his work on 1974’s Smiler album.
1992 – Blues guitarist Albert King dies from a heart attack in Memphis.
2001 - Kiss made a guest appearance on Family Guy where they appeared in a holiday special Kiss Saves Santa.
2001 - Beverly Hills police launched an investigation into why Olivia Harrison listed a non-existent Beverly Hills address as the place of George Harrison’s death.
2005 – Sir Elton John marries his longtime partner David Furnish at a civil union service in Windsor, England.

Today in rock history 20th December

1944 – Blood Sweat & Tears drummer Bobby Colomby is born in New York.
1945 – KISS drummer Peter Criss is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1948 – Born on this day Alan Parsons, British studio audio engineer, musician, and record producer.
1956 – Born on this day, Guy Babylon, keyboards, Elton John Band.
1966 – Born on this day, Chris Robinson, The Black Crowes.
1966 – The Beatles record vocal harmonies and bells for use on “When I’m Sixty-Four.”
1967 – Singer Ian Anderson forms Jethro Tull with his former John Evans Blues Band mate, bassist Glenn Cornick, in Blackpool, England. The name comes from an 18th century farming tool inventor.
1975 – Joe Walsh replaces guitarist Bernie Leadon in the Eagles.
1980 – Motorhead’s bassist Philthy Taylor amuses friends after a gig in Belfast by showing them how he can bounce on his head. He ends up breaking a bone in his neck in the process.
2001 - Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee filed papers with the Los Angeles Superior Court claiming that his ex-wife Pamela Anderson is an unfit mother.
2006 – Matthew Fisher, a founding member of Procol Harum, won a High Court battle over who wrote their song A Whiter Shade of Pale. He played organ on the 1967 hit and argued he wrote the distinctive organ melody.
2011 – Paul McCartney to debut 2012 with awesome cover tunes album on This Day in Rock Music History. Inspired by songs that influenced John and Paul in the early days of the Beatles, the album will also have two new originals.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Rock Talk - Died in 2017

Part 1
1. Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
2. Chuck Berry - No particular place to go
3. Asia - Heat of the moment
4. Family - Burlesque
5. Gregg Allman - I'm no angel
6. Allman Bros - Rambling man

Part 2
1. Steely Dan - My old school
2. Steely Dan - Do it again
3. Tom Petty - Running down a dream
4. Tom Petty - Free falling


5. ACDC - Rock and roll ain't a noise pollution