Monday, 12 June 2017
Today in rock history 13th June
1949 – Born on this day, Dennis Locorriere, guitar, Dr Hook 1951 – Born on this day, Howard Lees, Heart 1963 – Born on this day, Robbie Merrill, bassist, Godsmack 1969 – The Rolling Stones held a photo call in Hyde Park to introduce new guitarist Mick Taylor. 1970 – Rivers Cuomo, Weezer’s lead singer is born 1975 – John Lennon makes his last TV appearance to sing “Imagine.” He retires soon after to become a house husband and raise his son Sean. 1980 – Roadie the movie opened this week in the U.S. Meat Loaf starred as a road manager for rock groups, trying to solve all problems thrown his way by spoiled rock stars. 1984 – The Jacksons’ “State of Shock,” with Mick Jagger doing guest vocals, is released. 1987: Whitesnake peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their self-titled album which went on to sell eight million copies in the U.S. 1995 – Alanis Morissette released ‘Jagged Little Pill’. The album went on to sell over 30 million copies world-wide making Morissette the first female Canadian to score a US No.1 album. 2003 – The elder statesman of music were rewarded in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list for their services to music. Sting was awarded a CBE, Gerry Marsden an MBE, Errol Brown an MBE and Pink Floyd’s Dave Gilmour a CBE. 2003 – The Arctic Monkeys made their live debut at The Grapes pub in Sheffield, England. They received £27 from ticket sales. 2005 – Canada’s largest specialist music retailer HMV Canada pulls all of Alanis Morissette’s products from its shelves in protest to a North American deal that gives Starbucks six-weeks exclusive rights to sell Morissette 2011 – Clarence Clemmons, known for his work in the E Street band with Bruce Springsteen, suffered a stroke.