Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Today in rock history 19th January

1943 – Janis Joplin is born in Port Arthur, Texas. 1947 - Rod Evans, original singer for Deep Purple is born 1949 – Singer Robert Palmer is born in Batley, England. 1957 – Johnny Cash makes his first network TV appearance, on CBS’ “Jackie Gleason Show.” 1967 – Pink Floyd and Marmalade played at The Marquee Club, London. 1971 – The Beatles White Album was played in the courtroom at the Sharon Tate murder trial to find out if any songs could have influenced Charles Manson and his followers to commit murder. 1978 – Johnny Rotten was fired from The Sex Pistols for ‘not being weird enough anymore.’ 1980 – Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’, started a 15-week run at No.1 on the US album chart. 1988 – Bon Jovi’s and Motley Crue manager Doc McGhee pleaded guilty to importing more than 40,000lb of marijuana into the US. 1993 – A pre-inaugural gala in Landover, Md., toasting incoming president Bill Clinton features a reunion of Fleetwood Mac performing “Don’t Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow),” the unofficial campaign song for Clinton and his running mate, Al Gore. 1998 - Carl Perkins died of throat cancer after suffering multiple strokes at Jackson-Madison County Hospital in Jackson, TN. He was 65 years old. 2000 – Tourism chiefs in Liverpool were banned from putting up motorway signs saying ‘Liverpool, the Birthplace Of The Beatles’, because the Highways Agency thought the signs would distract motorists. 2001 – It was reported that Paul McCartney was set to become the world’s first pop star billionaire. 2011 – Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler said on Tuesday the band would start work on its first new studio album in a decade, and promised that his new gig as a judge on “American Idol” would not get in the way. 2011 – Rockers Motley Crue have been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit claiming the band’s ‘Too Fast For Love’ album cover was used on merchandise. Live Nation and the band are being sued by Ron Toma, who claims he owns the rights to the photograph, presumably taken by Michael Pinter in 1981. Showing a close-up of a man wearing a belt and leather trousers.

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