Friday, 9 June 2017
Today in rock history 10th June
1910 – Bluesman Howlin’ Wolf (Chester Arthur Burnett) is born in West Point, Miss. 1964 – In the midst of their first American tour, the Rolling Stones pause at Chicago’s Chess Studios, where they lay down tracks for their album 12×5, which features the hit “It’s All Over Now.” Their heroes Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon visit them over the next two days in the studio. 1966 – Big Brother & the Holding Company perform with their new lead singer, Janis Joplin, for the first time. 1971 – A crowd gets so excited during a performance by Jethro Tull in Denver that police fire tear gas on them. 1974 – The Who play the first of four sellout nights at Madison Square Garden in New York. Tickets for the shows sold out in 60 hours. 1975 – The Eagles release One of These Nights. 1976 – At Seattle’s Kingdome, Paul McCartney & Wings play for a crowd of 67,100, setting an indoor attendance record. 1978 – The Rolling Stones open a tour in Lakewood, Fla. Bill Wyman falls off stage. 1981 – It’s a great day for music as Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, and Carl Palmer form Asia. 1981 – Bob Dylan kicks off a tour in support of Shot of Love in Chicago. However, the record company delays the release of the album until the summer, perhaps righteously scared at the Christian direction Dylan had gone in on his last two records. 1984 - Rush and Ozzy Osbourne co-headlined the Texas Jam Festival at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The other acts on the bill were Bryan Adams, .38 Special & Gary Moore. 1986 - Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia lapsed into a five day diabetic coma which resulted in The Grateful Dead cancelling the remainder of their tour. 1992 - The publishers of John Lee Hooker’s song “Boogie Chillen” filed a lawsuit against ZZ Top, claiming that “La Grange” had ripped off Hooker’s song. This lawsuit would be dismissed five months later. 1992 – A Los Angeles judge throws out a $25 million palimony suit brought against British rock singer Rod Stewart by Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kelly Emberg, his longtime girlfriend. She had claimed the couple lived together as husband and wife. 2001 – Flooding in the Houston area forces the cancellation of a concert by Journey with Peter Frampton and John Waite. 2004 – Peter Garrett, the former lead singer of Midnight Oil announces he will run for a seat on the Australian parliament as a Labour Party candidate.