Friday, 3 February 2017
Today in rock history 4th February
1948 – Alice Cooper (Vincent Furnier) is born in Detroit, the son of a minister. 1951 – Born on this day, Phil Ehart, Kansas. 1963 – Born on this day, Keith Wasserman, guitar, The Offspring. 1967 – The Rolling Stones’ Between the Buttons enters the U.K. chart at No. 3. 1968 – The Beatles record John Lennon’s “Across the Universe” at Abbey Road. Paul McCartney invites some fans to contribute harmonies – the only time the Beatles used their fans on record. 1970 – In a bizarre incident, John Lennon and Yoko Ono give a bag of their cut hair to a person named Michael X; in turn, he gives them a pair of Muhammad Ali’s boxing shorts. 1972 – In a memo to Attorney General John Mitchell, South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond suggests that John Lennon be deported. 1977 – Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” is released. The album shoots to the top of Chart Toppers’s chart staying there for 31 weeks. More than 17 million copies have been sold. 1982 – Glam rocker Alex Harvey of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band dies after suffering a heart attack in Zeebruggen, Belgium. He was 47. 2001 – Jimmy Buffett is thrown out of a New York Knicks-Miami Heat after verbally abusing a referee. 2003 – Courtney Love is arrested upon arrival at London’s Heathrow Airport for alleged threatening and abusive behavior on a Virgin Atlantic flight from L.A. 2013 – ‘Wild Thing’ singer Reg Presley dies of cancer.