Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Today in rock history 14th June

1945 – Born on this day, Rod Argent, keyboards, The Zombies 1949 – Born on this day, Jim Lea, bass, piano, violin, Slade 1949 – Born on this day, Alan White, drummer, Plastic Ono Band and Yes 1963 – Born on this day, Chris Degarmo, Queensryche 1964 – Touring Australia, The Beatles arrived in Melbourne and were greeted at the airport by over 5,000 fans. 1968 – Pink Floyd appeared at the Midsummer Ball, University College London, Bloomsbury 1969 – Mick Taylor is introduced to the media as the new guitarist in the Rolling Stones during a photo call in London’s Hyde Park. 1970 – Derek and the Dominoes played their first gig when they appeared at London’s Lyceum. 1980 – Peter Gabriel scored his first UK No.1 album with his third solo release ‘Peter Gabriel’. 1980 – The movie “Roadie,” starring Meat Loaf, debuts 1982 – The Pretenders fire bass player Pete Farndon. Two days later the band’s guitar player, James Honeyman-Scott, dies. Farndon dies of a drug overdose in 1983. 1986 – Three fans died during an Ozzy Osbourne gig at Long Beach Arena, California after falling from a balcony. 1986 – Queen scored their 5th UK No.1 album with ‘A Kind Of Magic’, featuring the single ‘One Vision’. 1995 - Police in Columbus, OH received 20 complaints of noise that a Ted Nugent concert was too loud. Nugent didn’t turn down the volume because he was within the legal noise limits. 1995 – Irish rock great Rory Gallagher dies at age 47 in London from complications following a liver transplant. 2001 – Charlie Daniels opens the Charlie Daniels Museum in downtown Nashville. 2002 – Mick Jagger became a Sir when he was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2003 – Bryan Adams, Iggy Pop and Paul Weller all appeared at a weekend festival at The Isle Of Wight.

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