Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Today in rock history 21st August
1951 - Glenn Hughes-bassist for Deep Purple is born 1952 - Joe Strummer-singer & guitarist for The Clash is born 1954 - Steve Smith-drummer for Journey is born 1964 – Ever since the Beatles expressed a love of jellybeans, their concerts have featured plenty of offerings from the fans. However, at today’s gig in Las Vegas, they have to stop playing twice in order to ask the audience to let up with the barrage of sweets. 1965 – Big day in singles releases if you’re a manic depressive hippie. You can be miserable to Barry McGuire’s “Eve of Destruction,” 1965 – No. 1 on the albums chart are the Rolling Stones with Out of Our Heads. 1967 – The Doors started recording their second album 1967 – Bob Dylan re-signs with Columbia upon the expiration of his initial five-year contract. 1967 – Pink Floyd abandon their German tour after their singer, Syd Barrett, disappears. 1969 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Honky Tonk Women,” The Rolling Stones. 1971 – The Who hit US chart with ‘Who’s Next’ LP. 1972 – Not a great day in Jefferson Airplane history. First police receive a bomb threat before their show in Akron, Ohio. The heavy pig presence incenses the crowd, who throw rocks at a police car. The cops respond by using tear gas, which causes Airplane bassist Jack Casady to denounce them from the stage. 1973 – The Doobie Brothers achieved gold status for the first time in 1973. Their second album, Toulouse Street, did the trick with the help of the tracks “Listen to the Music,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway” and “Jesus is Just Alright.” 1983 – Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone had a four-hour brain surgery operation, after being found unconscious in a New York Street where he had been involved in a fight. 1992 – Rock singer Sting marries his longtime girlfriend, Trudie Styler, in a civil ceremony in London. The two have been together 10 years and have three children. 1995 – R.E.M. sue Hershey Foods, saying their name was improperly used in a Kit Kat bar promotion. The suit is later dropped. 1998 – Journey played its first live show with new lead singer, Steve Augeri, in Kentucky, 2003 – Fred Durst takes to Limp Bizkit’s Web site to announce that the name of the band’s new album has changed … again. No longer Panty Sniffer, the record will be called Results May Vary. 2005 - The Rolling Stones kicked off their tour in support of A Bigger Bang at Fenway Park in Boston. The tour would go on to be the biggest grossing tour of all time grossing over $550 million.