Sunday, 5 February 2017

Today in rock history 5th February

1935 – Born on this day, Alex Harvey, vocals, guitar, Sensational Alex Harvey Band. 1941 – Cory Wells of Three Dog Night is born in Buffalo, N.Y. 1943 – Born on this day, Chuck Winfield, trumpet, Blood Sweat & Tears. 1944 – Al Kooper, the session guitarist turned organist for Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. 1948 – Born on this day, David Denny, guitar, Steve Miller Band. 1948 – Born on this day, Nigel Tufnell, guitar, Spinal Tap. 1964 – Born on this day, Duff McKagan, bass, Guns N’ Roses, 1967 – The News Of The World reported that Mick Jagger had taken LSD at the Moody Blues’ home in the UK. Jagger sued the paper for libel in an on-going feud between the News Of The World and The Stones. 1968 – Spin Doctors vocalist Chris Barron is born in Hawaii. 1983 – Def Leppard’s album ‘Pyromania’, started a 92 week run on the US charts, it never reached No.1 but sold over 6 million copies in the US alone. 1985 – Appearing on UK music show ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’, Pete Burns, Judas Priest, Sade and Lemmy. 1992 – Touring Australia and New Zealand for the first and only time Nirvana appeared at the ANU Bar in Canberra, Australia. 2003 – Ex-Doors drummer John Densmore sues former bandmates Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger as well as newcomers Ian Astbury and Stewart Copeland, claiming the quartet were violating a copyright by using the name “The Doors.” They later change their name to “The Doors 21st Century.” 2003 – Courtney Love blamed her bad language for the alleged air rage incident that led to her arrest at London’s Heathrow Airport. 2004 – Former Sex Pistol/PiL frontman John Lydon walks off the U.K. edition of I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here. 2006 – The Rolling Stones perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XL. However, TV producers use a “dump button” to edit salacious lyrics from their songs

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