Thursday, 27 April 2017

Today in rock history 28th April

1945 – John Wolters, drums, Dr Hook, is born 1953 – Bassist, Guitarist & Vocalist Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth is born 1968 - Daisy Berkowitz, Marilyn Manson, is born 1973 – Pink Floyd’s album ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ goes to No.1 on the US chart on This Day in Rock. It spent a record breaking 741 weeks on the top 100 album charts selling over 20 million copies world-wide. 1978: Cheap Trick began a two night stand at the Budokan Arena in Tokyo where the concerts were recorded. Cheap Trick At Budokan was released the following year & went on to sell three million copies in the U.S. alone. 1981 – Steve Currie, T-Rex was killed in a car crash returning to his home near Vale de Parra, Algarve, Portugal. He was 33 years old. 1982 – The California State Assembly consumer-protection-committee, CSACPC, heard testimony from “experts” who claimed that when ‘Stairway To Heaven’ was played backward, contained the words: “I sing because I live with Satan. The Lord turns me off, there’s no escaping it. Here’s to my sweet Satan, whose power is Satan. He will give you 666. I live for Satan.” 1983 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Beat It,” Michael Jackson. Eddie Van Halen plays lead guitar on the tune. 1990 – Guns N’ Roses leader Axl Rose marries Erin Everly. 1999 – Shock rocker Marilyn Manson cuts short his concert in Des Moines, Iowa and abruptly walks off stage when he realizes someone stuck a large yellow “smiley face” on one of his stage props. The resulting rowdiness ends in 23 arrests. 2002 - Motley Crue singer Vince Neil allegedly attacked record producer Michael Schuman outside of the Rainbow Bar and Grill in West Hollywood, CA. Neil later pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of battery. 2005 – A concert by Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society in Boise, Idaho, is cancelled after the metal guitarist allegedly does some redecorating on the venue interior with a baseball bat. 2009 – The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that a TV commercial starring Iggy Pop believed to be misleading. Iggy exclaimed in the spot that he carried an insurance policy with Swiftcover claiming that the company carried musicians at the time of the ad. They did not.

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