Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Today in rock history 31st January
1946 – Born on this day, Terry Kath, guitarist with Chicago. 1951 – Born on this day, Phil Manzanera, guitar, Roxy Music. 1952 – Born on this day, Curley Smith, drums, Jo Jo Gunne. 1954 – Born on this day, Adrian Vandenburg, guitar, Whitesnake. 1956 – Johnny Rotten (John Lydon) of the Sex Pistols is born. 1964 – Born on this day, Jeff Hanneman, guitar, Slayer. 1967 – The Beatles spent a second day at Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent, England to complete filming for the ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ promotional video. 1967 – Born on this day, Chad Channing, Nirvana’s first drummer, left the band in 1990. Has since worked with The Methodists, East of the Equator and Redband. 1978 – Talking Heads made their UK TV debut on the ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’. 1978 – Blood, Sweat & Tears sax player Greg Herbert dies in Amsterdam from an accidental overdose at age 30. 1985 - John Fogerty performed in public for the first time in fourteen years in LA 1987 - Genesis peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Land of Confusion” which was their fourth top ten single in the U.S. 1998 – Jersey stalwarts Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Southside Johnny perform at the Come Together benefit concert. 2007 – Jim Morrison was enlisted to help fight global warming more than 35 years after his death. ‘Woman in the Window’, a previously unreleased poem written and recorded by The Doors frontman shortly before he died in 1971 was being set to music and used to publicise the Global Cool campaign. 2011 – Ozzy, the madman of rock and reality TV star cancelled a Tour show in Reno, Nevada, Sunday night due to a “sudden illness,” reported concert promoter.