Friday, 30 June 2017
Today in rock history June 30th
1944 – Vocalist Glenn Shorrock of the Little River Band is born in Rochester 1949 - Andy Scott-guitarist for Sweet born today 1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen is born in Stockholm Sweden 1966 – The Beatles played the first of three concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Japan. 1973 – George Harrison knocked Paul McCartney from the top of the US singles chart with ‘Give Me Love, Give Me Peace On Earth’. His second US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK. 1974 – Gregg Allman marries Cher four days after her divorce from Sonny Bono. After nine days, Cher announces she wants another divorce. They separate and divorce about 3 1/2 years later. 1989 – The surviving Beatles sue for an injunction against Dave Clark, formerly of the Dave Clark Five, banning him from selling copies of the old Ready Steady Go! TV show featuring the Beatles. The case is later settled out of court. 1990 – Pink Floyd headline the Knebworth festival 1994 – Virgin Records rushes the Rolling Stones’ Voodoo Lounge into stores early after the album is played on the radio. 1996 – Neil Young premieres his album, “Broken Arrow” via the Internet. The album is slated for release on July 2, two days after its technologically advanced premiere. 1999 – Eric Clapton performs a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for his Crossroads rehab center in Antigua. His guests include Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, and Bob Dylan. 2004 – Kinks founder member Dave Davies was left paralysed on the right-hand side of his body after suffering a stroke. The 57-year-old guitarist and brother of fellow Kinks star Ray Davies had been promoting his solo material when he collapsed. 2004 – David Bowie cancels the remainder of his Reality tour after suffering a pinched nerve in his shoulder. 2013 – Lou Reed was rushed to a Long Island hospital! Reed, who recently received a liver transplant, reportedly had been sick to his stomach a number of times and there were concerns that his body might be rejecting the new organ.