Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Today in rock history 30th May

1955 – Clash drummer Nicky “Topper” Headon is born in Bromley 1964 – The Beatles are No. 1 in the U.S. with “Love Me Do.” 1964 – Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) is born this day 1965 – The Rolling Stones played the final night of a US tour at the New York Academy of Music. During the afternoon the band recorded six songs for the Clay Pole TV show. 1966 – The Jefferson Airplane perform at a benefit for the Haight-Ashbury Legal Organization in San Francisco. 1968 – The Beatles kick off recording The Beatles double album by laying down 18 takes of “Revolution 1.” Sessions will gradually deteriorate until all four members are recording independently of one another. 1971 – At San Francisco’s Winterland Auditorium, 36 Deadheads have to be treated for hallucinations after ingesting apple drink at the venue. Not surprisingly, the drink was spiked with LSD. 1972 – The immortal Roxy Music play their first major date at Lincolnshire, England’s Great Western Express Festival. 1972 – Slade with Status Quo as support appeared at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester. Tickets priced at 65p. 1978 – Led Zeppelin begin pre production recording In Through The Out Door. 1980 – Carl Radle, who played bass in Derek & the Dominos, dies from a kidney ailment at age 37. 1987 – Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz is arrested for allegedly hitting a female fan during a concert in Liverpool 1987 – David Bowie kicked off his 87-date Glass Spider world tour at the Feynoord Stadium, Rotterdam, Holland. 1992 – The Black Crowes went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion’. 1996 – Bassist John Kahn, a bassist who played with Jerry Garcia, dies at the age of 48. 1997 – West Arkeen, who played guitar on Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion albums, dies. 1997 – Neil Young cancels his European tour after cutting his finger open while slicing a ham sandwich. 2003 – Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington is hospitalized in L.A. for “severe back and abdominal pains,” according to a statement from the band. Due to his condition, 12 European tour dates are postponed. 2007 – A leaked copy of the new White Stripes album ‘Icky Thump’ was played completely on Chicago’s radio station Q101-WKQX. Jack White personally called the US radio station from Spain, where he was touring, to voice his displeasure. 2009 – Ozzy Osbourne sued Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi for lack of royalty payments.Tony was falsely claiming the right to sole ownership of the band’s name which cost Ozzy royalties from merchandise sold with the band’s name.

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