Saturday, 18 February 2017

Today in rock history 19th February

1946 - Paul Dean-guitarist for Loverboy is born 1948 – Tony Iommi, the tin-fingered guitarist with Black Sabbath, is born in Birmingham. 1950 – Born on this day, Andy Powell, guitar, Wishbone Ash. 1963 – The Beatles, Freddie Starr & The Midnighters, The Pathfinders and Curtis & The All Stars all appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool. 1965 – Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded a new John Lennon song ‘You’re Gonna Lose That Girl’ in two takes. 1972 – Paul McCartney releases the controversial single “Give Ireland Back to the Irish” in the U.K. Predictably, the BBC bans it. 1972 – Harry Nilsson started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of the Badfinger song ‘Without You.’ 1972 – Led Zeppelin appeared at the Memorial Drive, Adelaide in Australia. 1980 - Bon Scott from ACDC dies from acute alcohol poisoning 1982 – Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in San Antonio, Texas for urinating on the Alamo. Osbourne was wearing a dress at the time of his arrest. 1984 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Jump,” Van Halen. 1995 – “Baywatch’s” Pamela Anderson marries Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee on a Cancun beach. The bride wears a white bikini. 1997 – Motley Crue are cleared of responsibility for a concertgoer’s hearing loss. The fan sued the band for $7 million, but a judge ruled that he knew the concert would be loud when he bought the ticket. 1998 – Los Angeles’ House of Blues plays host to a one-off reunion of the Stray Cats. Proceeds from the sold-out show go to the Carl Perkins Foundation 2010 – Aerosmith announced yesterday that they will be adding more European dates to its summer itinerary to follow up the booking at this year’s Download Festival in England. 2010 – A rare Jimi Hendrix cover recorded over 40 years ago is set to be released as a digital release on March 1.

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