Monday, 5 June 2017

Today in rock history 4th June

1953 - Jimmy McCulloch-guitarist for Wings born upon this day 1956 – Reeves Gabrels is born on today .He giged with David Bowie from 1987 to 2000. 1964 – Jimmy Nicol becomes the Beatles’ temporary drummer when Ringo Starr becomes ill before start of a world tour. 1974 – Stefan Lessard who plays bass for the Dave Matthews Band is born. 1975 - The Rolling Stones became the first Western rock band to collect royalties for albums sold in Russia. 1984 - Bruce Springsteen released his seventh studio album Born in the U.S.A. which went on to be Springsteen’s most commercially successful album selling fifteen million copies in the U.S. alone. 1986 – The Conspiracy of Hope concert tour, starring Bryan Adams, Sting, Peter Gabriel, and U2, opens at San Francisco’s Cow Palace. 1990 – Stu Sweatman plays at Del Mar station. Ozzy Osbourne and entourage shows up at the gig and checks it out. 1997 – Ronnie Lane, bassist with the Small Faces and, later, the Faces, dies at his home in Colorado. He is 51. Lane had suffered from multiple sclerosis since 1977. 1997 – The body of Jeff Buckley is found floating in a harbor leading to the Mississippi River. Buckley had disappeared the previous Thursday while swimming with a friend 2000 – At a gig in Atlanta, Bruce Springsteen plays two new songs. The first is “Further On up the Road.” The second is the controversial “American Skin,” which references the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police in New York. 2001 – Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap come back from the dead at New York’s Carnegie Hall with a 20-song, 90-minute performance as part of the annual Toyota Comedy Festival. 2002 – Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss Kondomes to consumers.

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