Friday, 2 June 2017
Today in rock history 1st June
1947 – Ronald David “Ronnie” Wood is born this very day 1949 - Mike Levine-bassist for Triumph born today 1964 – The Rolling Stones arrive at New York’s Kennedy Airport for their first U.S. tour. 1967 – The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album is certified gold for sales on its first day in stores. 1969 – During their noted “bed-in” at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, John Lennon and Yoko Ono record “Give Peace a Chance” with friends Tommy and Dick Smothers, Derek Taylor, Murray the K and Timothy Leary. 1973 – Paul McCartney & Wings release the single “Live and Let Die” from the James Bond movie of the same name. 1974 – Alanis Morissette, singer, songwriter is born 1977 – Kiss release their album Love Gun. 1978 – Bob Dylan performs the first of several warm-up shows for the second leg of his 1978 world tour in Los Angeles. 1980 – Jimmy Page buys Michael Caine’s English mansion for a reported 900,000 pounds. 1987 – Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, is released on bail in Liverpool after being accused of assaulting a fan. 1998 – Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, who was arrested for possession of cocaine and heroin in 1995, is arrested for drug possession again in New York. Weiland, who has about $100 worth of heroin, according to police, is charged with criminal trespassing and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 2003 – Paul McCartney wraps up his lucrative world tour with a show in Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles. 2004 – Sum 41 flee the Congo after an outbreak of rebel violence in the country’s ongoing civil war. The Canadian punk rockers were in the country to make a documentary drawing attention to the African nation’s problems. 2004 – U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade European Union ministers to extend debt relief programs for the world’s poorest countries when he addresses a special meeting in Dublin. 2005 – The White Stripes’ Jack White marries Karen Elson, a redhaired model who appeared in the duo’s “Blue Orchid,” video. The pair were wed in a canoe standing at the confluence of the Rio Negro, the Solimones and the Amazon rivers. 2008 – Alton Kelley, one of the founding members of the ’60s San Francisco rock scene, died Sunday June 1st, 2008 at his home in Petaluma after a long illness. He was 67. Mr. Kelley will be remembered as the creator (with his artistic partner, Stanley Mouse) of hundreds of classic psychedelic rock posters, such as the famed “skull and roses” poster for a Grateful Dead show at the Avalon Ballroom.