Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Today in rock history 7th March

1943 – Chris White of The Zombies is born. 1946 – Peter Wolf is born in the Bronx, N.Y. He is the lead singer of the J. Geils Band until 1983. 1946 - Matthew Fisher-organist for Procol Harum is born today. 1958 – First US DJ convention held in Kansas. Broadcasters vote against Top 40 formatting recently adopted by American stations. 1964 – The Dave Clark Five bring their Tottenham sound to The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time tonight. 1973 – While attending a showcase concert given by his new signing, Bruce Springsteen, famed Columbia A&R man John Hammond suffers a heart attack. He survives. 1975 – In London, the audience at the Hammersmith Odeon learns about Chuck Berry’s unusual concert practices when he walks off stage after 58 minutes. 1976 – Madame Tussaud’s waxworks in London unveils a likeness of Elton John. 1987 – The first five Beatles albums, Please Please Me, With the Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night, Beatles for Sale and Help! were released on Compact disc. 2003 – Red Hot Chili Pepper singer Anthony Kiedis signs a deal with Hyperion Books to write his life story. 2007 – Rhett Hutchence the brother of INXS singer Michael Hutchence defended his decision to sell some of the late star’s belongings online saying he needed money to set up home with his new girlfriend. Items in the auction included lyrics, T-shirts and a fax his brother had sent to his then girlfriend Kylie Minogue. 2010 – Bret Michaels says he has nothin’ to apologize for about “Nothin’ to Lose,” his new song featuring Miley Cyrus.

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