2012 – Michael Bluestein, the keyboard player for Foreigner since 2008, has been diagnosed with colon cancer on This Day in Rock! Bluestein’s message from Foreigner’s official website: “I recently went to the hospital following some symptoms, and it was discovered that I have Colorectal cancer. This has required me to take a leave of […]
2006 – a collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia bought by a council worker who embezzled nearly £600,000 was set to be sold to compensate the local authority. Julie Wall, 46, from Rippon Drive in Sleaford, was jailed for three years for the offence last October. The collection – which included rare recordings and foreign pressings […]
1981- ‘Foreigner 4′ US LP is no. 1 chart topper this day in rock history!
1978 – Foreigner debut on UK chart with Feels Like the First Time.
1978 – California Jam 2 draws 250,000 fans to Ontario Motor Speedway near Los Angeles to hear Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Foreigner and others. ABC televise event. Double LP released.
1978 – Player started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Baby Come Back’, a No.32 hit in the UK, the groups only UK hit. Peter Beckett grew up in Liverpool, England, where he spent four years playing in a band called Palladin. He quit to come to America […]
1968 – In one of the daffier examples of government policy, 40 foreign officials of the U.S. Information Agency attend a Blood, Sweat & Tears concert in Washington, D.C. The reason? It seems the concert will familiarize them with cultural developments in the U.S. Yeah, right.
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 […]
1953 – Born this day in history, Ed Ulibarri. 1-24-1953 Ed is originally from Denver Colorado where he started performing as a professional musician at the age of 15 years old, playing keyboards and singing in local rock bands. In 1976, Ed and his band Alexis received a recording contract with MCA records and moved […]
1951 – Alan Greenwood, keyboards, Foreigner, is born on This Day in Rock Music History! Foreigner had 1985 UK & US No.1 single ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’. Also hits like: ‘Feels like the first time’, ‘Hot Blooded’, ‘Double Vision’, ‘Cold as Ice’, ‘Dirty White Boy’, ‘Juke Box Hero’, and ‘Waiting for 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. […]
1950 – Foreigner drummer Dennis Elliott is born in London this day in rock history!