1967 – Pink Floyd abandon their German tour after their singer, Syd Barrett, disappears.
1966 – In the midst of a German tour, the Beatles make a long-awaited return to Hamburg, the city where they got their start performing in local clubs. This time they come back in an eight-car motorcade and play to 7,000 people at Ernst Mercky Halle.
1965 – The Beatles record “Day Tripper” this day in rock history! “Day Tripper” is a riff-driven rock song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and released by The Beatles as a “double A-side” single with “We Can Work It Out”. Both songs were recorded during the sessions for the Rubber Soul album. The […]
1951 – Vocalist Rob Halford of Judas Priest is born in Birmingham, England. Robert John Arthur Halford (born August 25, 1951) is an English singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Judas Priest. Halford has a three-and-a-half octave vocal range (D2-B5). He is one of the most respected […]
1949 – Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is born Chaim Witz in Haifa, Israel. Gene Simmons (born Chaim Witz (pronounced Haium) on August 25, 1949) is an Israeli-born American hard rock bass guitarist, vocalist, and actor. He is best known as “The Demon,” his blood-spitting, fire-breathing, and tongue-wagging persona in the hard rock band Kiss, an […]
1946 – Linda Ronstadt is born in Tucson, Ariz., the daughter of German/Mexican parents. Her biggest hit is the No. 1 song “You’re No Good,” penned by Roy Orbison. She goes on to win Grammys in the pop, country and Mexican/American categories. Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American […]
1943 – Jack Bruce of Cream with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker is born this day in rock history! From Wikipedia John Symon Asher “Jack” Bruce (born 14 May 1943) is a Scottish-born musician, composer and singer. He is best-known as an electric bass guitarist, harmonica player and pianist, and was most famous as a […]
1750 – b. 1685 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer and organist, one of the greatest composers in music history. He influenced alot of great musicians… in the rock genres… one of which was Ingwie Malmsteen.