Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Today in rock history 29th March
1943 – Chad Allan (Guess Who) is born 1947 – Bobby Kimball (Toto) is born 1959 – Jane’s Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell is born in New York as Perry Bernstein. 1967 – John Popper (Blues Traveller) is born 1967 – Beatles begin work on Bad Finger Boogie (later renamed With a Little Help from My Friends) at Abbey Road. 1968 – Fleetwood Mac release Black Magic Woman in the UK. 1970 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono announce that Yoko is pregnant with John’s son. 1972 – In Bombay, India, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page record versions of “Four Sticks” and “Friends” with the Bombay Symphony Orchestra. Unfortunately, differing music theories lead to the sessions being scrapped. 1973 – Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. 1987 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” Starship. 2001 – New York’s Radio City Music Hall honours Brian Wilson. 2004 – Jon Bon Jovi becomes a dad for the fourth time – officially. His wife gives birth to a son, Romeo Jon. 2005 – Neil Young was treated for a brain aneurysm at a hospital in New York. Doctors expected the 59 year old to make a full recovery. The aneurysm was discovered when Young’s vision became blurred after the induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month. 2007 – U2 singer Bono accepted an honorary knighthood at a ceremony in Dublin. Fellow band members The Edge and Adam Clayton joined the frontman’s wife and four children at the British ambassador David Reddaway’s official residence. 2011 – BlueBeat.com settles lawsuit over selling Beatles songs illegally.