Sunday, 7 May 2017
Today in rock history 7th May
1946 – Bill Kreutzmann, drummer for the Grateful Dead is born 1946 - Jerry Nolan-drummer for The New York Dolls is born 1950 – Prairie Prince, drummer for The Tubes is born 1961 – Phil Campbell (Motorhead) is born 1964 – Chuck Berry’s No Particular Place to Go hits UK chart. 1967 – Jimi Hendrix played two shows at London’s Saville Theatre. Ringo Starr, Brian Jones and members of The Beach Boys and The Moody Blues were in the audience. 1967 – Bob Dylan gives his first interview since his 1966 motorcycle accident to the Daily News. 1970 – During a North American tour Pink Floyd appeared at Pauley Pavilion, at the University of California in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. 1972 – Reginald Dwight changed his name by Deed poll to Elton Hercules John. 1977 – The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hotel California’, the groups fourth US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK. 1978 – David Bowie played the first of three nights on his Low / Heroes world tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City. 1986 – John Mellencamp protests with farmers before the Farmers Home Administration office in Chillicothe, Mo. 1991 – At a Court in Macon, Georgia a local couple lose their case against Ozzy Osbourne. They claimed that their son was inspired to attempt suicide by Ozzy’s music. 1992 – A leather Jacket worn by John Lennon during 1960-1963, was sold at Christies, London, for £24,200. 1994 – Aerosmith played the first of seven nights at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, during their 245 date Get A Grip world tour. 1998 – Steve Perry leaves Journey a second time after the band decides to tour without the lead singer, who is suffering from back trouble. 2003 – London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) formally cautions Pete Townshend for “accessing a Web site containing child abuse images” in 1999. 2003 – Fleetwood Mac kick off their tour in support of Say You Will in Columbus, Ohio. 2011 – AC/DC refuses to allow their songs for download.