Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Today in rock history 18th April

1940 - Mike Vickers -guitarist and saxophonist for Manfred Mann born today. 1946 – Lead vocalist Skip Spence of Moby Grape is born in Windsor, Ontario. 1964 – The Beatles appeared on the UK TV comedy program The Morecambe and Wise Show, playing ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, and ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ 1970 – Appearing at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Santana, Taj Mahal and It’s A Beautiful Day. 1970 – Born on this day, Greg Eklund, drums, Everclear 1974 – Born on this day, Mark Tremonti, Creed 1992 – Albums by Def Leppard, Bruce Springsteen and Wynonna debut in the top four spots on Chart Toppers’s pop album chart. 1995 – Oasis drummer Tony McCarrol was told by phone that he was being sacked from the group. 1981 - Yes announced that they were breaking up. Bassist Chris Squire & drummer Alan White began rehearsals with Jimmy Page for a project to be called XYZ which never materialized. Yes later reunited the following year. 2002 – Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan returns to his roots when he is inducted into the Hall of Honour at his old high school. Bryan is a 1980 graduate of John P. Stevens High School in Edison, N.J. 2004 – Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo’s Fish Taco in Norco, Calif. 2006 – A sale of clothes belonging to Sir Elton John raised more than $700,000 (£395,000) for the singer’s Aids charity. 2012 – Dick Clark dies at age 82.

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