Sunday, 29 January 2017

Today in rock history 29th January

1947 – Singer David Byron of the rock band Uriah Heep is born in Essex. 1952 – Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone is born in Budapest, Hungary. 1961, Born on this day, Eddie Jackson, Queensryche. 1961 – Bob Dylan performs at Izzy Young’s Folklore Centre. That night he meets his hero Woody Guthrie at a friend’s house in East Orange, N.J. 1964 – In Paris, the Beatles record German versions of their hits, including “Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand” and “Sie Liebt Dich.” 1967 – Over at London’s Saville Theatre, Jimi Hendrix, the Who, the Koobas, and the Thoughts perform. 1967 – At the end of tonight’s Sunday Night at the London Palladium, a British variety TV show, comedians Peter Cook and Dudley Moore appear with paper cut-outs of the Rolling Stones to wave at the audience from a revolving stage. The gag refers to the Rolling Stones refusal to take part in the traditional farewell during their appearance on the show last week. 1969 - Fleetwood Mac had their only UK No.1 single with the instrumental ‘Albatross.’ 1972 – The triple album ‘The Concert For Bangla Desh’ went to No.1 on the UK album chart. 1983 – Stevie Nicks marries Kim Anderson in Los Angeles. They split in 1984. 1991 – The Stone Roses attack the offices of their former record company, Revolver Records. During the fracas, Revolver Records MD Paul Birch, his girlfriend and his Mercedes are doused in paint by the English group, who are angry over the unauthorized re-release of their old material. 1999 – Hole are among the performers at the Big Day Out festival in Adelaide, Australia. However, their set is cut short when Courtney Love howls, “An Australian bug just bit me really hard. I’m not joking. I’m gonna die. 2006 – Bryan Adams plays for 10,000 screaming fans in Karachi, Pakistan to benefit earthquake relief. 2006 – Arctic Monkeys went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut album ‘Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not’.

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