Monday, 5 June 2017
Today in rock history 3rd June
1946 – Byrds drummer Michael Clarke is born Michael Dick in Spokane, Wash. 1946 – Singer Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople and the Hunter Ronson Band is born in Shrewsbury, England. 1947 – Mickey Finn of T.Rex is born this day 1950 – Suzi Quatro is born in Detroit. 1952 – Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist Billy Powell is born in Corpus Christi, Texas. 1964 – The Rolling Stones, touring America for the first time, appear on ABC’s Hollywood Palace. The show is hosted by Dean Martin. 1967 – The Doors release their No. 1 single “Light My Fire.” 1967 – Jefferson Airplane appear on American Bandstand, playing “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love.” 1970 - Deep Purple released their fourth studio album Deep Purple in Rock which was their first album to contain their classic Mark II lineup featuring singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover. 1970 – In the recording studio, Ray Davies of the Kinks changes the word “Coca-Cola” in the song “Lola” to “cherry cola” to qualify for airplay on the BBC. 1972 – Pink Floyd release the soundtrack to director Barbet Schroeder’s Obscured by Clouds. 1972 – The Eagles release “Take It Easy.” 1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Band on the Run,” Paul McCartney & Wings. It is recorded in Lagos, Nigeria. 1981 – Phil Collins releases his solo debut, Face Value. 1987 – Bryan Adams records a live version of the Christmas song “Run Rudolph Run.” 1989 – Pink Floyd perform in Moscow. 1993 – U2 re-sign with Island, guaranteeing six albums over the next 10 years. 1994 – Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam marries Beth Liebling. 1998 – Van Halen is forced to cancel a concert at the Docks club in Hamburg, Germany, after a chunk of ceiling plaster falls on drummer Alex Van Halen’s arm 2000 – Allman Brother Dickey Betts is arrested after threatening his wife with a knife, destroying his living room in Florida, and disappearing. 2003 – The Doors announce they’ve settled a lawsuit launched by Stewart Copeland. Copeland filed a breach of contract lawsuit after the reunited group replaced him with drummer Ty Dennis. 2003 – The Osbournes star Jack Osbourne reveals he entered rehab to fight an addiction to Oxycontin. 2004 – Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti and drummer Scott Phillips tell MTV that the band broke up have split after personal issues arose with singer Scott Stapp. 2006 – Red Hot Chili Peppers were at No.1 on the UK and US album charts with Stadium Arcadium the bands ninth studio album. 2010 - The Los Angeles City Council has officially declared May 30th RONNIE JAMES DIO Day. The announcement was made at Sunday’s public memorial service for the recently deceased, metal singer.