Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Today in rock history 11th July
1960 – Richie Sambora, guitar god with Bon Jovi and owner of a great set of teeth, is born in New Jersey. 1969 – Led Zeppelin play at Laurel Pop Festival 1969 – David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” album is released 1979 – Los Angeles’ Bruin Theatre hosts the premiere of Rust Never Sleeps, a concert film directed by Neil Young. 1987 – Heart are at the top the American singles charts with their ballad, “Alone.” 1995 – R.E.M.’s Mike Mills becomes yet another rock casualty on the ill-fated Monster tour. He undergoes abdominal surgery while the band is in Germany. 1998 – MTV airs “Beastiography,” a special profiling the Beastie Boys. 1999 - Iron Maiden kicked off their first tour in six years with Bruce Dickinson singing for them at the Harbour Station in St. John, NB. 1999 – Limp Bizkit started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Significant Other’ the bands first US No.1. 2000 - Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich & The Byrds’ guitarist Roger McGuinn testified at a U.S. Senate hearing over copyright law issues concerning songs being downloaded for free on the internet. 2002 – The funeral of The Who’s bass player John Entwistle took place at a church in The Cotswolds. More than 200 mourners filed into the 12th century church of St Edward in Stow-on-the-wold 2004 – Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Jamelia, Alanis Morisette, Nelly Furtado, The Corrs and Lionel Richie all play the Prince’s Trust concert held in London’s Hyde Park. 2013 – Sammy Hagar’s new album has such great talent as, Neal Schon, Joe Satriani, Nancy Wilson.