Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Today in rock history 17th January

1948 – Born on this day, Mick Taylor, guitar, John Mayalls Bluesbreakers, joined The Rolling Stones, in 1969 left in 1974. 1963 – Appearing at The Marquee Club, London were the Cyril Davies All Stars, The Velvets and, bottom of the bill, The Rolling Stones. 1963 – The Beatles played at the Cavern Club at lunchtime and in the evening played at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead. At the Majestic, every ticket had been sold in advance, leaving 500 disappointed fans waiting outside. 1964 – The Rolling Stones released their first EP, which included, ‘You Better Move On’, ‘Poison Ivy’, ‘Bye Bye Johnny’ and ‘Money’. It peaked at No.15 on the UK charts. 1967 – The Daily Mail ran the story about a local council survey finding 4,000 holes in the road in Lancashire inspiring John Lennon’s contribution to The Beatles song "A day in the life". 1967 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded a session for Radio Luxembourg’s Ready Steady Radio. The band ran up a bar bill of £2.5 shillings, ($6.21), which they were unable to pay. 1970 – Appearing at the Felt Forum New York City, The Doors. The show was recorded for the bands forthcoming ‘Absolutely Live’ album. 1971 – Born on this day, Kid Rock. 1975 - Bob Dylan released Blood on the Tracks, an album which has gone on to be recognized as one of Dylan’s best albums. 1984 – No. 1 US Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” Yes. 1996 – In a ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, N.Y., Pink Floyd are officially inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame. 2002 – Metallica’s James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child, a baby girl named Marcella. 2005 – Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for Asian tsunami relief at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theatre. The show features solo sets from Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Queens of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, and Beck, all of whom stick around for a show-closing jam. 2008 – The Police played the first nine dates in Australian and New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand, on their 152-date Reunion tour. 2011 – Don Kirshner,who’s guiding light led some of POP’s biggest stars from the 1950s thru the 1970s, died today of Heart failure in his home in Boca Raton, Fla at the age of 77. An early promoter of Pop/Rock music, he propelled the many careers of bands an

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