2002 – The Damned play their last show on Rob Zombie’s Speeding Demon Tour. Says Captain Sensible, “from the very first show it was apparent that the Damned’s subtle blend of gothic punk was lost on the predominately metal crowds.”
1996 – Jerry lee Lewis’ white and red pinstriped devil suit is stolen from the comedian’s dressing room at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo. Lewis needs the costume, valued at $9,000, to play the role of Satan in the musical Damn Yankees.
1978 – Billy Joel scores debut UK hit with Just the Way You Are. No. 1 Chart Topper. “Just the Way You Are” is a love song from Billy Joel’s 1977 pop rock album, The Stranger. It was written as a birthday gift to Joel’s first wife Elizabeth Weber. After they divorced, Joel said that […]
1976 – The Damned give their performance debut at the 100 Club in London.
1974 – John Lennon testifies that President Richard Nixon tried to have him deported after he joined anti-war demonstrations outside the 1972 Republican National Convention.
1970 – “Cracklin’ Rosie” is such a damn good record that, although the fact that Neil Diamond receives a gold record for it today for is pretty trivial, we still include it in the Rock Clock.
1958 – It’s the release of Elvis Presley’s latest film, King Creole, Known among audiences for being the only Elvis movie worth a darn.
1954 – Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Trevor Rabin (born January 13, 1954) is a South African-American musician, best known as a guitarist and songwriter for the British progressive rock band Yes from 1983–1994, and since then, as a film composer. Biography Early years Rabin was born Trevor Charles Rabinowitz […]
1947 – Marc Bolan (Marc Feld) of T. Rex is born in London. Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977), was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist whose hit singles, fashion sensibilities and stage presence with T.Rex in the early 1970s helped cultivate the glam rock era and made him […]
1946 – Guitarist Duane Allman is born in Nashville, Tenn. Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American, lead guitarist of the southern rock group The Allman Brothers Band, and session musician. Allman is best remembered for his brief but influential tenure in the band he helped co-found, as well […]