Saturday, 4 March 2017
Today in rock history 4th March
1948 – Chris Squire (Yes) is born. 1963 – Jason Newstead (Bassist for Metallica) is born. 1966 – John Lennon, in an interview in the London Evening Standard, creates international controversy with his remark that the Beatles “are probably bigger than Jesus right now.” 1967 - “Ruby Tuesday” by The Rolling Stones reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for one week, making it the group’s fourth number one single. 1967 – Born on this day, Evan Dando, guitar, vocals, The Lemonheads. 1970 – In Tampa, Fla., Janis Joplin is fined $200 for using obscene language during a November 1969 concert there. 1971 – The Rolling Stones kicked off a 9-date UK tour at Newcastle City Hall, supported by The Groundhogs. Also on this day The Stones announced that they were to become the UK’s first rock and roll tax exiles, residing in France. 1973: Pink Floyd kicked off their tour in support of Dark Side of the Moon at the Dane County Memorial Coliseum in Madison, WI. 1977 – The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the El Mocambo a small club in Toronto, Canada. 1982 – Rolling Stone announces that Moon Unit Zappa and Dweezil Zappa have united to form Fred Zeppelin. Their first single, they say, will be called “My Mother Is a Space Cadet.” 1983: During a concert at the Convention Center in Louisville, KY, Neil Young collapsed onstage due to exhaustion. 1986 – The Band’s pianist, Richard Manuel, commits suicide by hanging himself. 2003 – At a show in Jacksonville, Fla., Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band play Hank Ballard’s “Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go,” in honor of the songwriter, who died on March 2. 2011 -Courtney Love settle her lawsuit with Dawn Simorangkir, fashion designer, who claimed that Love defamed her in a series of messages on Twitter last year.