Monday, 11 September 2017
Today in rock history September 7th
1936 – Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley) is born in Lubbock, Texas 1951 – Chrissie Hynde, the lead Pretender, is born in Akron, Ohio. 1954 – Benmont Tench, keyboardist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, is born in Gainesville, Fla. 1963 – The Rolling Stones’ first single, “Come On,” limps to No. 21. 1965 – Bob Dylan releases his single “Positively 4th Street.” 1968 – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham made their live debut as Led Zeppelin at Teen Club Box 45 in Gladsaxe in Denmark. 1968 – The Doors played the first of two nights at The Roundhouse in London 1971 – David Bowie started recording sessions at Trident Studios in London. This became the concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. 1973 – Elton John performs at the Hollywood Bowl, where he’s introduced by porn star Linda Lovelace. Linda “Deep Throat” Lovelace. She whips up the crowd by introducing the pianist as “the biggest, largest, most gigantic and fantastic man, the co-star of my next movie … Elton John.” 1975 – The Guess Who say good-bye – at least for this decade – with a final show in Montreal. 1976 – Paul McCartney, who earlier purchased rights to Buddy Holly’s song catalogue, commemorates Holly’s 40th Birthday with the inauguration of “Buddy Holly Week” in the U.K. 1978 – Keith Moon, drummer with The Who, died of a overdose of heminevrin prescribed to combat alcoholism. 1978 – Sid Vicious kicks off his solo career with a show at Max’s Kansas City in New York. 1987 – A Roger Waters-less Pink Floyd kick off their Momentary Lapse of Reason tour in Ottawa. Relations between Waters, who left the band in 1983, and the other three had reached such a state that the ex-bassist threatened to sue promoters if the band played under the Floyd name. 1992 – Roger Waters releases his solo album Amused to Death 1997 – The Beatles’ longtime press officer Derek Taylor dies of cancer at age 65. 2003 – Singer/songwriter Warren Zevon dies in Los Angeles. He is 56. 2005 – New York rock club CBGB is served with an eviction notice by their landlord. 2007 – A new study revealed that rock stars were twice as likely to die early as the rest of us. Researchers said that the problem was so bad the industry should be labeled a “high risk” profession. 2010 – Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was voted the greatest ‘lighter in the air song of all time’ by lighter company Zippo.