2008 – Armstrong and Getty: Cleavelend’s ‘Rock -n- Roll Hall of fame’ annouces ‘Run DMC’, famed for ‘Walk this way'(written by Aerosmith), will be inducted into the hall of fame. Excluded from the nominees are Stevie Ray Vaughn and Bon Jovi to name but a few. Morning talk show hosts ‘Armstrong and Getty’ displayed their […]
2001 – James Myers, whose 2-minute, 8-second tune “Rock Around the Clock” is considered the granddaddy of all rock’n’roll songs, dies of leukemia. He is 81. Myers wrote the song with Max Freedman in 1953. 1919-2001 JAMES E. MYERS a.k.a. JIMMY DeKNIGHT Posted May 11th – From the Associated Press: Songwriter James Myers dies; co-wrote […]
2000 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland unveils the Jimi Hendrix Surround Sound Theater and Exhibit.
1997 – The first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is held in Cleveland. Among those inducted are Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Jackson 5, the Bee Gees, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, the Young Rascals, and Parliament-Funkadelic (meaning George Clinton).
1995 – A seven-hour concert with dozens of stars, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan, caps the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.
1992 – Michael Jackson is sued for using a snippet of the Cleveland Orchestra’s recording of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on his Dangerous album.
1966 – John Lennon can’t win. After he apologizes for his “more popular than Jesus” remarks earlier in the week, the London Catholic Herald brands his apology “arrogant.” Meanwhile, the Beatles play the first rock concert held at Cleveland Stadium before 24,000 people.
1964 – Two years on and things have changed for the Beatles. They’re so popular that at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium, they have to leave the stage for 15 minutes so the hysterical crowd can calm down.
1955 – Benjamin Orr, bassist with the Cars, is born in Cleveland. He also sang the lead vocal on one of their biggest hits, “Drive.”
1953 – Tom Petty is born in Gainesville, Fla. He wins a Grammy Award as part of the Traveling Wilburys for the 1989 album “Traveling Wilburys Volume One.” Thomas Earl “Tom” Petty (born October 20, 1950) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and a […]
1950 – Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is born in Boston. Anthony Joseph “Joe” Perry (Born September 10, 1950 in Lawrence, Massachusetts) is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the rock band Aerosmith. He was ranked 48th in the Rolling Stone‘s list – The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. […]
1947 – Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh is born in New York. As a solo artist he has four top 20 albums, including “The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get,” which reaches No. 6 on Chart Toppers’s pop album chart. Biography Early life A native of Wichita, Kansas, Walsh and his family lived in Columbus, […]