Monday, 22 May 2017
Today in rock history 21st May
1943 – Born on this day, Vincent Crane, keyboards, The Crazy world of Arthur Brown 1943 – Born on this day, John Dalton, The Kinks 1943 - Hilton Valentine-guitarist for The Animals is born today 1955 – Born on this day, Stan Lynch, drums, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 1963 – The Beatles, recorded record two BBC radio programs at the Playhouse Theatre in London. 1971 – UK rock group Free announced that they were splitting up. 1973 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Frankenstein,” The Edgar Winter Group. 1979 – Elton John started a tour of Russia, the first Western star ever to do so. 1980 – Joe Strummer of the Clash is arrested at a Hamburg, West Germany, show after smashing his guitar over the head of an unruly audience member. 1980: - Bob Dylan performed his final gospel show in Dayton, OH. A second show there was canceled due to poor ticket sales. 1980 – Five Jimi Hendrix Gold discs were stolen from The Electric Ladyland studios in California. 1983 - Def Leppard made their first and only appearance on American Bandstand where they performed “Photograph” & “Rock of Ages”. 1983 – David Bowie went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Let’s Dance’, his second US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK. 1996 - Styx and Kansas kicked off a three-month tour at the Five Seasons Center in Cedar Rapids, IA. This was Styx’s first tour with their classic lineup in 13 years. 2000 – Scott Weiland, lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, and model Mary Forsberg, are wed in Los Angeles. 2001 – U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2007 – Former singer with Creed, Scott Stapp was arrested at his Florida home and charged with assault. The 33-year-old was held without bail following the charges, which related to a domestic assault. 2008 - Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler checked into Las Encinas Hospital rehabilitation clinic in Pasadena, CA to recover from multiple leg surgeries.