Sunday, 22 January 2017

Today in rock history 22nd January

1953 – Steve Perry of Journey is born. 1964 – The Yardbirds featuring Eric Clapton appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool. 1965 - Steven Adler-drummer for Guns N’ Roses is born today 1965 – The Rolling Stones began a 16-date tour of Australia and New Zealand at the Manufactures’ Auditorium in Sydney with Roy Orbison, The Newbeats and Ray Columbus and the Invaders. 1968 – During the bands first Australian tour The Who played the first of two nights at Sydney Stadium with The Small Faces and Paul Jones. 1969, The Beatles moved from Twickenham Film Studios to Apple studios in London to start recording the “Get Back” LP. Billy Preston was brought into the sessions (John, Paul, and George knew Preston from 1962, when he was a member of Little Richard’s backing group). 1970 – Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) opened for The Elvin Bishop Band at The Matrix in San Francisco, California. Steel Mill were paid only $5 for the gig, 1972 – David Bowie ‘came out’ as bisexual during an interview in the British music weekly Melody Maker. 1977 – Wings went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Wings Over America’, Paul McCartney’s sixth US No.1 after The Beatles. 1988 – Faith No More made their live UK debut at Dingwalls, London at the start of a 13-date tour. 1989 - Gene Simmons’ longtime partner Shannon Tweed gave birth to their first child, a son named Nicholas. 1990 - During the seventeenth annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Slash & Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses were visibly drunk & said various obscenities during their acceptance speech. Due to this incident, every subsequent American Music Awards show was on broadcast delay. 1993 – Metallica kicked off their 77-date Nowhere Else To Roam world tour at Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 2002 – Nine Inch Nails makes its first ever instore signing appearance at the Virgin Megastore in New York’s Times Square. 2004 – Ryan Adams is forced to cancel the remainder of his European tour and upcoming North American trek when he falls from the stage during a show in Liverpool 2008 – Heath Ledger dies from suspected drug use.

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