Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Today in rock history 16th May

1946 – Born on this day, Robert Fripp, King Crimson, 1947 – Born on this day, Darrell Sweet, Nazareth 1964 – Born on this day, Boyd Tinsley, violinist, Dave Matthews Band, 1965 - Krist Novoselic-bassist for Nirvana is born this day in California 1966 - Jeff Beck recorded “Beck’s Bolero” which would be the B-Side of his debut single “Hi Ho Silver Lining” at IBC Studios in London. The song was written by Jimmy Page who also played on the song along with John Paul Jones and Keith Moon. 1969 - Pete Townshend spends the night in a New York City jail after assaulting a man who jumped onstage during a Who concert at The Filmore East. It turned out that this man was a plainclothes police officer trying to warn the audience that a fire had broken out, which Townshend wasn’t aware of. 1984 - Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in Memphis, TN on charges of public intoxication on Beale Street. According to the police report, Osbourne was “staggering drunk”. 1986 – Guitarist Robert Fripp married one time punk singer Toyah 1986 – Caitlin O’Riordan of the Pogues marries Elvis Costello in Dublin, Ireland. 1987 – David Crosby married his long time girlfriend Jan Danceon 1998 - Keith Richards broke his ribs after falling off of a ladder in his library, which caused the Rolling Stones to reschedule several dates of their European tour in support of Bridges to Babylon. 1999 – Jean Davis, co-founder of the Glastonbury Festival dies of cancer. He is 60. 2010 - Ronnie James Dio passes away. 2011 – Celebrated rock band ‘TOTO’ will perform a rare concert at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday 26th June, 2011.

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