Monday, 26 June 2017

Today in rock history June 24th

1944 – Jeff Beck is born in Surrey 1945 – Vocalist Colin Blunstone of the Zombies is born in Hatfield 1947 – Drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac is born in London 1965 – A Spaniard in the Works, John Lennon’s follow-up to In His Own Write, is published in England 1969 –Led Zeppelin appear on Maida Vale, a BBC Studios production. 1978 – Genesis, Jefferson Starship, Jeff Beck, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Devo, Brand X and The Atlanta Rhythm Section all appeared at Knebworth Park, tickets cost £6 ($10). 1984 – In Dortmund, Germany, Yes are joined onstage by Jimmy Page, who joins in on a rendition of the Beatles’ “I’m Down.” 1989 – Paul McCartney scored his seventh UK No.1 solo album with ‘Flowers In The Dirt’, 1989 – Richard Marx scored his second US No.1 single with ‘Satisfied’, 1992 – Billy Joel receives his high school diploma from Hicksville High School on Long Island, N.Y. 1995 - During a Pearl Jam concert at The Polo Field in San Francisco, Eddie Vedder called the concert short complaining of stomach flu. Neil Young would come out to finish the show, but many Pearl Jam fans weren’t happy. 1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua, and alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. 2000 - Kiss began a two day auction of various stage props, instruments & costumes worn & used throughout their career, bringing in over $875,000. 2003 - Boston guitarist Tom Scholz filed a lawsuit against Artemis Records for $4 million alleging that the label failed to properly promote their fifth album Corporate America which was released the previous November. 2004 – A Fender Stratocaster that Eric Clapton nicknamed “Blackie” sold at a Christie’s auction for $959,500 (£564,412) in New York, making it the most expensive guitar in the world. 2007 – The White Stripes went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Icky Thump’ the duo’s sixth studio album.

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