Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Today in rock history 29th August

1942 – Born on this day, Sterling Morrison, guitar, Velvet Underground 1943 – Born on this day, Dick Halligan, Keyboards, flute, vocals, Blood Sweat & Tears 1945 – Born on this day, Chris Copping, Procol Harum 1959 – The Quarry Men (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ken Brown) performed at the Casbah Coffee Club, Hayman’s Green, West Derby, Liverpool. This is the opening night of a new teen club in a large Victorian house that is owned by Mrs. Mona Best. 1969 – During a North American tour Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at the Singer Bowl Music Festival in Flushing Meadow Park. 1980 - Eddie Van Halen met future wife Valerie Bertinelli for the first time at a Van Halen concert in Shreveport, LA. They would get married eight months later. 1981 - Electric Light Orchestra reached number one on the U.K. Album Chart for the second time with Time which spent two weeks on top of the chart. 1995 – While shooting the music video for Meat Loaf’s “I’d Lie for You (And That’s The Truth,” a pilot and cameraman are killed in a helicopter crash in the Sequoia National 2003 – Radiohead’s Thom Yorke joins R.E.M. onstage in Vancouver to perform “E-Bow the Letter” and “‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It.” 2003 – Appearing on New York radio station Q104.3, Mets catcher Mike Piazza plays “IRS,” a new Guns N’ Roses tune from their long awaited Chinese Democracy. The band’s management immediately demand the track be retrieved. 2003 – Songs from Kill ‘Em All and “The Thing That Should Not Be” get a rare live outing as Metallica play a fan club only show at New York’s tiny Bowery Ballroom. 2005 – Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme collapses after a show in Hamburg, forcing the cancellation of the next evening’s concert in Stuttgart.

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