2012 – Scott McKenzie (born Philip Wallach Blondheim, January 10, 1939 – August 18, 2012) died on This Day in Rock Music History! was an American singer. He was best known for his 1967 hit single and generational anthem, “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)”. Scott McKenzie co-wrote “Kokomo” (1988), a […]
2012 – Hey Jude Cover band plays at Dimitris for the first time on this day in Rock History!
2012 – Bruce Springsteen with Paul McCartney performs in London’s Hyde Park and gets plug pulled on This Day in Rock Music History! A concert which was turning out to be most epic, was shut down by organizers just as Beatle Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen were peaking the 3 hour mark. Bruce had worked […]
2012 – Steven Tyler, Aerosmith, quit ‘American Idol’ for the following season on This Day in Rock Music History! Tyler was quoted as saying, he wants to dedicate himself to his band, Aerosmith. “I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back,” the band’s lead singer said in a statement. “I’ve decided it’s time […]
2012 – Doc Watson, the blind Grammy-award winning folk musician died on This Day in Rock History! Doc, whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world. After falling in his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains, he underwent stomach surgury and was in critical condition for several days. Doc’s master of flatpicking herolded […]
2012 – “Yellow Submarine” the animated Beatles movie was restored re-released today on This Day in Rock Music History! The iconic movie was carefully restored frame by frame for a May 28th DVD Release this year. The movie was originally released in 1968, and was a surreal story about a magical land called Pepperland which […]
2012 – Van Halen postpones over 30 concert dates in the US on This Day in Rock Music History! The band’s official website, van-halen.com, took down all its dates after June 26, listing only 15 more shows, ending in New Orleans. Rolling Stone said a source with knowledge of the tour told the magazine, “the […]
2012 – Donna Summer Passed away on This Day in Rock Music History! R.I.P. You will be missed ‘Hot Stuff’.
2012 – Robin Gibb, The Bee Gees, awakes from a coma at the sound of his own music on This Day in Rock! Robin’s Son said on Monday that recently released classical work “The Titanic Requiem”, was playing and Robin awoke out of his coma. Robin has been battling cancer and pneumonia when he slipped […]
2012 – Dick Clark died Wednesday of a heart attack at 82 on This Day in Rock Music History! As a working teen in 1945 at WRUN-AM in Utica, N.Y., a station owned by his uncle and run by his father, he began his entertainment career as a news and weatherman. After graduating from college, […]
2012 – Ted Nugent’s quotes about Obama taken Literally on This Day in Rock Music History! Witness Democrats’ furious effort on Tuesday to tie Mitt Romney to incendiary comments made by rocker Ted Nugent, who told a National Rifle Association audience that if President Barack Obama wins a second term, he’ll “either be dead or […]
2012 – Adele is back on top with “21” on This Day in Rock Music History! Adele returned to number one in the albums chart with “21”, overtaking David Bowie and Dire Straits for the number of weeks spent in the top spot, the UK’s Official Albums Chart said on Sunday.