Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Today in rock history 26th April

1938 – Born on this day, Duane Eddy, guitarist, 1943 – Born on this day, Tony Murray, The Troggs 1960 – Filming begins on the Elvis Presley movie “G.I. Blues. 1964 – Phenomenal audience response as Beatles, Rolling Stones, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Brian Poole and Cliff Richard appear at NME poll-winners concert. 1965 – During a UK tour The Who appeared at Bridgewater Town Hall 1969 – During the bands second North American tour Led Zeppelin played the second of two nights at The Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco in California. 1978 – Ringo Starr stars in his first TV special in America – an updated version of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper. 1982 – Rod Stewart is mugged and robbed of his $50,000 Porsche by a gunman in broad daylight on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles 1982 – Meat Loaf played the first of four sold out nights at Wembley Arena, London. 1984 – Mike McCartney unveiled the £40,000 statue of The Beatles by John Doubleday at the new £8 million Cavern Walks shopping centre in Liverpool, England. John’s first wife, Cynthia, was also in attendance. 1986 Van Halen: 5150 US LP is no. 1 chart topper. 1990 – Nirvana appeared at the Pyramid Club in New York City. The bands label Sub Pop filmed the show and the performance of ‘In Bloom’ was later used as a promo clip. 1994 – Grace Slick pleads guilty to pointing a shotgun at police at her Tiburon, Calif., home on March 5. The former Jefferson Starship lead singer said she’d been under stress because her Mill Valley home had burned down the previous fall and she’d lost most of her memorabilia, 1995 – Courtney Love reportedly turned down an offer of $1m from Playboy to pose nude for the magazine. 2003 – David Lee Roth apprehends and detains a knife-wielding man he discovers trespassing on his Southern California estate. The former Van Halen frontman keeps the felon at bay with a shotgun. 2010 – AC/DC triumph in chart thanks to ‘Iron Man 2′ The rock band’s songs which are compiled in an album and used as the soundtrack to the Marvel movie is topping the U.K. Albums chart.

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