Friday, 3 February 2017
Today in rock history 3rd February
1947 – Dave Davies, Kinks guitarist and frequent sparring partner with his brother Ray, is born in Muswell Hill, London. 1949 – Born on this day, Arthur “Killer” Kane, bass guitarist with The New York Dolls. 1959 - The day the music died. : Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens died in a plane crash in Clear Lake, IA en route to Fargo, ND for a concert. This crash would inspire Don McClean’s “American Pie”. Holly was 22 years old, The Big Bopper was 28 years old & Valens was 17 years old. 1961 – Bob Dylan makes his first recording, taping “San Francisco Bay Blues” in New York. 1967 – Jefferson Airplane perform at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium; they share the bill with Quicksilver Messenger Service. 1968 – The Beatles started work on their new single ‘Lady Madonna’ at Abbey Road studios in London. Recording three piano and drum takes with overdub bass, fuzz guitars, drums, and vocals. 1969 – John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison hire Allen Klein as the Beatles’ business manager. Paul McCartney disagrees with the decision, leading to further divisions among the group. 1970 – Born on this day, Richie Kotzen, Mr. Big. 1976 – David Bowie kicks off an American tour in Seattle, showing off his new Thin White Duke persona. 1992 – On their first Europe tour Pearl Jam played at The Esplanade Club in Southend, England to 300 people. 1996 – The Ramones claimed to have played their last gig in the UK, at The Brixton Academy, after 22 years together. 2006 – Sheryl Crow and cyclist Lance Armstrong announce to a disbelieving world that they are splitting. 2007 – Daughtry were at No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut.