Saturday, 27 May 2017
Today in rock history 27th May
1948 – Born on this day, Pete Sears, Jefferson Starship 1957 – The Buddy Holly & the Crickets hit “That’ll Be the Day” is released. 1957 – Born on this day, Eddie Harsch, keyboards, The Black Crowes 1964 – Eleven boys are suspended at a Coventry school for having hairstyles like Mick Jagger. 1966 – Born on this day, Sean Kinney, Alice In Chains 1971 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Brown Sugar,” The Rolling Stones. 1977 – The Sex Pistols single ‘God Save The Queen’ was released in the UK. Banned by TV and radio, high street shops and pressing plant workers refused to handle the record. It sold 200,000 copies in one week and peaked at No.2 on the UK charts. 1988 – Def Leppard kicked off the third leg of their North American Hysteria world tour at George M. Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, Alaska. 1988 - The first U.S. Monsters of Rock tour kicked off at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, WI. Van Halen were the headliners & the bill also included the Scorpions, Metallica and Dokken. 1994 - The Eagles kicked off their “Hell Freezes Over” reunion tour with a five night stand at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA. The tour lasted for over two years. 1997 – During a UK tour Marilyn Manson appeared at Rock City, Nottingham, 1997 – Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was left with cuts and bruises after a scuffle with a youth at the Tower Thistle Hotel in east London. Members of the band had been drinking at the bar when the fight broke out. 1999 – Winners at the Ivor Novello song writing awards included Rod Stewart who won a Lifetime Achievement Award, 1999 – B.B. King, Susan Tedeschi, and Keb’Mo’ capture multiple W.C. Handy Awards at the Blues Foundation’s ceremony at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. 1999 - Rush became the first rock band to receive a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame in Toronto. 2000 – Paula Yates was awarded £400,000 ($680,000) in an out-of-court settlement from her boyfriend Michael Hutchence fortune. 2006 – For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a No. 1 album on The Chart Toppers 200. for “Stadium Arcadium” 2008 – Sir Paul McCartney was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Yale University in the United States. Yale’s president, Richard Levin, said; The former Beatle had awakened a generation, giving a fresh sound to rock and roll and to rhythm and blues.