Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Today in rock history 18th January
1965 – The Rolling Stones recorded ‘The Last Time’ and ‘Play With Fire’ at the RCA studio in Hollywood, California. Phil Spector played acoustic guitar on ‘Play With Fire.’ 1967 – Jimi Hendrix recorded an appearance on UK TV show Top Of The Pops and also played a show at the Seven and a Half Club in Mayfair, London. 1974 – Former members from Free, (Paul Rodgers & Simon Kirke), Mott The Hoople, (Mick Ralphs), and King Crimson, (Boz Burrell), formed Bad Company. 1975 – Status Quo were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Down Down’, the groups only UK No.1 from 50 Top 40 hits. 1980 – Capricorn Records, home of prominent Southern rock acts of the 1970s, files for bankruptcy. 1981 – Wendy O’Williams of The Plasmatics was arrested on stage at Milwaukee and was charged with the offence of simulating sex with a sledgehammer. 1989 – Dion, the Rolling Stones, Otis Redding and Stevie Wonder are among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 1991 – During an AC/DC North American tour three fans were killed during a crush in a crowd at a gig in Salt Lake City. 1995 – Jerry Garcia crashes a rented BMW into a guardrail near Mill Valley, Calif. He emerges unscathed. 2000 – Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, the members of ’80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Rocker, who had come under fire from virtually every segment of American society for his remarks about immigrants and New Yorkers in a Sports Illustrated interview, had been known to make use of Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock” to signal his insertion into a game. The band issues a statement insisting that the Atlanta Braves organization halt the practice.