Friday, 10 February 2017
Today in rock history 11th February
1935 – Gene Vincent (Eugene Vincent Craddock) is born on This Day In Rock in Norfolk, Va. 1962 – Sheryl Crow, one-time back-up singer for both Michael Jackson and Don Henley, is born in Kennett, Mo. 1963 – Beatles record all tracks for their first LP with George Martin at Abbey Road between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. 1964 – The Beatles perform their first American concert at Washington, D.C.’s Washington Coliseum. Also on the bill are Tommy Roe, the Chiffons, and the Caravelles. 1965 – Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox. They have a son, Zak Starkey, seven months later. They also have a daughter, Lee. The couple divorces in 1975. 1970 – Film The Magic Christian starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr and featuring Badfinger Come and Get It premieres in New York. 1972 – David Bowie performs his first gig as his Ziggy Stardust persona in Tollworth, England. 1983 – The Rolling Stones documentary Let’s Spend the Night Together opens in New York. 1992 – Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine and wife Pam have a baby in Burbank, Calif. They name the child Justis David. 1992 - Motley Crue fired singer Vince Neil, claiming Neil didn’t have a passion for music. Neil claimed he was fired for taking a stand against the group’s new musical direction. Neil later re-joined Motley Crue in 1997. 2003 – Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst tells Access Hollywood he broke off his relationship with Britney Spears because “she has a life like Michael Jackson.” 2004 – A bench warrant is issued for Courtney Love after she fails to appear at a hearing on felony drug possession charges in Los Angeles. 2008 – Heather Mills and Sir Paul McCartney appeared at the High Court in London for a hearing to reach a financial settlement for their divorce. 2011 – Jeff Beck’s “Emotion & Commotion” will compete in four categories at the Grammy's, and he also picked up a nod for his work on a Herbie Hancock project.