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2007 – Stu Sweatman begins prototyping the idea for “THIS DAY IN ROCK” website, where you can find many facts about musicians and what happend on a given day in history! He joined forces with John Myer’s to create the information base you see. Although the site contains facts from all genres, we tried to […]
2005 – Brian Wilson issues a desperate plea for any information on the whereabouts of Markus Sandlund, a cellist from the Stockholm Strings & Horns who played on his recently released recreation of the lost Beach Boys album “SMiLE.” Sandlund had been vacationing in Thailand when the area was battered by a tsunami following a […]
2002 – Dorothy Delay, a Julliard School violin teacher and musical powerhouse whose students over a half-century include such luminaries as Itzhak Perlman and Midori, dies of cancer at her home in Upper Nyack, N.Y. She is 84.
1998 – Puff Daddy and Jimmy Page are musical guests on “Saturday Night Live.” The two perform their collaboration “Come To Me,” which borrows heavily from Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.”
1994 – Ed Alleyne-Johnson releases Purple Electric Violin Concerto.
1994 – Papa John Creach, the 76-year-old violinist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, dies of heart failure. Name: John Henry Creach Born: May 28, 1917, Beaver Falls, PA Died: Feb 22, 1994, Midway Hospital, Los Angeles, CA. (Pneumonia following heart attack) Siblings: 4 Sisters, 5 Brothers. Spouse: Gretchen, (1964 or 1966 – 1994) Children: […]
1974 – Nilsson and John Lennon are ejected from the Troubador Club in Los Angeles for heckling Tom Smothers’ comedy act.
1972 – Electric Light Orchestra makes its live debut at the Greyhound Club in Surrey, England. The group has seven top 10 hits, the biggest of which is “Don’t Bring Me Down” in 1979.
1970 – Violinist Papa John Creach joins Jefferson Airplane this day in rock history!