Monday, 6 March 2017

Today in rock history 6th March

1893 – Born on this day, Memphis blues artist Walter “Furry” Lewis. He was the first guitarist to play with a bottleneck. 1945 – Hugh Grundy (Zombies) is born. 1946 – David Gilmour of “Pink Floyd” is born today. 1965 – Rolling Stones are in Liverpool tracking a new record, “Got Live if You Want It”. 1967 – The Beatles recorded sound effects onto the song ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ at Abbey Road studios in London. 1970 – The Beatles release “Let it Be” as a single in the UK. 1970 – Charles Manson releases his own LP, “Lie.” 1973 – Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’. 1975 -Led Zeppelin ‘s “Physical Graffiti” goes gold! 1989 – Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and wife give birth to Chelsea Anna Tyler. 1990 - Aerosmith were inducted into Hollywood’s Rock Walk on Sunset Boulevard in the midst of a three night sellout stand at The Forum in Los Angeles. 2004 – David Crosby is arrested for leaving a bag of Marijuana, a knife and a loaded .45 gun in a hotel room in New York. 2005 – Metal DJ “Tommy Vance” dies from a stroke. His claim to fame is a a Rock show played on Friday nights for the BBC. 2005 – Welsh trio The Stereophonics top the U.K. singles chart with “Dakota.” 2006 – In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, “World Wide Suicide,” becomes available for free download. 2008 – A UK charity warned that nine out of ten young people had experienced the first signs of hearing damage after listening to loud music.

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