Monday, 10 July 2017

Today in rock history 6th July

1925 – Rock `n’ roll pioneer Bill Haley (William John Clifton Haley Jr.) is born in Highland Park, a section of Detroit. 1949 - Mike Shrieve-drummer for Santana is born 1956 – Paul McCartney Meets John Lennon of The Quarry Men It was Saturday, July 6th, 1956 and John Lennon’s skiffle group, The Quarry Men, were playing Woolton Village Church Garden Fete. 1964 – A Hard Day’s Night premieres in London before Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon at the London Pavilion. The Beatles won’t get a chance to see the finished film until July 10. 1965 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” The Rolling Stones. It is the Stones’ first No. 1 single in the U.S. 1967 – Pink Floyd perform for the third time on the BBC’s Top of the Pops, promoting their successful “See Emily Play” single. 1973 – Queen release their debut single in the U.K., “Keep Yourself Alive.” 1976 – The Damned give their performance debut at the 100 Club in London. 1980 – 36 Ted Nugent fans are arrested for supposedly smoking pot and throwing bottles at the Gonzo Rocker’s Concert, in Hollywood, Fla. 1991 – Van Halen’s “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge’‘ debuts at No. 1 on Chart Toppers’s pop album chart. 1995 – A day after the Justice Department refuses to investigate Ticketmaster, Pearl Jam issues a statement saying they are “disappointed” in the result. 2002 – Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his pointed lyrics and storyteller’s sensibility is found dead in his car on Chicago’s southwest side. He is 71. 2003 – Skip Battin, former bassist for the Byrds and other notable country-rock bands of the ’70s and ’80s, dies near Palm Springs, Calif., of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He is 69. 2003 – Eight people are struck by lightning before a Dave Matthews Band concert in East Troy, Wisconsin. 2004 – Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Tenacious D and Liz Phair play a Los Angeles fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. 2005 – Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof becomes the first member of the Boomtown Rats to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. 2012 – Celebrated American electric guitarist Eric Johnson kicks off his first ever solo UK tour.

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