Thursday, 16 February 2017

Today in rock history 16th February

1935 – Sonny Bono (Salvatore Bono) is born in Detroit. 1961 – Andy Taylor, lead guitarist of Duran Duran and the Power Station, is born in Dover-Hampton, England. 1963 – “Please Please Me” becomes the Beatles’ first U.K. No. 1. 1964 – The Beatles made their second live appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, exactly one week after the first. 1965 – Born on this day, Dave Lombardo, drums, Slayer. 1968 – The Beatles fly to India to study with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. 1971 – The Rolling Stones are sued by the Hell’s Angel accused of stabbing Meredith Hunter at Altamont in 1969. Alan David Pasaro alleges that the Stones have invaded his privacy by including footage of the fatal attack in their documentary Gimme Shelter. 1972 – John Lennon performs with Chuck Berry on The Mike Douglas Show. Lennon and Yoko Ono are hosts of the afternoon talk show all this week. 1972 – Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watt’s wife Shirley was arrested after an incident at Nice Airport for swearing and hitting custom’s officials. 1972 – Led Zeppelin made their Australian live debut when they kicked off a six date tour at the Subiaco Oval, Perth. 1974 – During a tour of America the members of Emerson, Lake & Palmer were arrested in Salt Lake City after swimming naked in the hotel pool. They were each fined $75 (£44). 1974 – Winners in the UK music weekly Disc Readers Awards Poll; Top UK group went to Slade, Top musician, Roy Wood, David Bowie won UK and World male singer, Top single with ‘Jean Genie’ and album with ‘Aladdin Sane’, Top female singer was Lynsey De Paul and Brightest hope was won by David Essex. 1985 – Congratulations to Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo, who become the proud parents of a daughter, Haley, today. 1985 – Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Born In The USA’, his first UK No.1 album. 1991 – Queen scored their seventh UK No.1 album with ‘Innuendo’ on this day in rock history! 1992 – Mick Jagger lands in Japan but doesn’t have the proper papers to let him into the country. He spends the night in a Tokyo airport hotel before the mix-up is resolved. 1993 – Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagen, and Kenny Jones reunite as the Faces to perform “Stay With Me” and “Sweet Little Rock ‘n’ Roller” at the Brit Awards. Bill Wyman fills in for Ronnie Lane, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis. 2004 – Sir Paul McCartney telephones British tabloid The Sun to deny reports of a rift between his second wife Heather Mills and his daughter Stella McCartney. “I’m sick of people saying Heather and Stella don’t get on,” he says. “The truth is they do.” 2005 – Kid Rock is arrested in Nashville on charges that he punched a DJ at a nightclub. 2005 – 3 Doors Down top the charts with their third album, Seventeen Days. 2006 – Sir Elton John accepted undisclosed libel damages from the Britain’s Sunday Times after the newspaper erroneously repeated an entirely false rumour that he acted in a rude, self-important and arrogant manner at a charity ball.

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