1987 – After preacher Oral Roberts informs his TV congregation that God will kill him if he doesn’t raise $1 million in donations, rock funnyman Ozzy Osbourne sends him a dollar to be put toward psychiatric treatment.
1985 – The Beach Boys finally hold their July 4 bash in Washington, D.C., where they’re joined by Jimmy Page on “Lucille.” Fun, Fun, Fun With Jimmy Page Beach Boys Sugarcane Records, SC 52021/22 CD 1: Live at Montego Bay, Jamaica Music Festival, November 26th 1982. See for comment the All Summer Long CD. CD […]
1978 – Thank God It’s Friday, starring Donna Summer, premieres in Los Angeles.
1978 – Born on this day, Ricky Wilson, vocals, Kaiser Chiefs, (2005 UK No.3 album ‘Employment’, 2005 UK No.6 single ‘Oh My God’, 2007 UK No.1 single ‘Ruby’).
1977 – Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd are killed when their rented plane crashes in a swamp near Gillsburg, Miss. 20 October 1977, 6:55 pm. While flying from Greenville, South Carolina to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s chartered Convair 240 aircraft crashed in a Mississippi swamp. The plane […]
1977 – Tousle-haired rock god Peter Frampton plays the first of three sold-out nights at Madison Square Garden. And we’ll bet he did “Do You Feel Like We Do” every single time.
1970 – In today’s Rolling Stone is the first part of an off-the-cuff interview with John Lennon by Jann Wenner. Among Lennon’s pearls is this summary of the Beatles reaction to Yoko Ono: “You sit through 60 sessions with the most big-headed uptight people on earth and see what it’s f*ckin’ like, and be insulted […]
1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut performance in Plymouth, England. Progressive rock can be a very disreputable subject. No other musical style has been so vilified by the critics and became a synonym for ‘pompous’ and ‘bombastic.’ Almost every music critic in the early ’70’s had something unflattering to write about it. […]
1969 – Dave Grohl of Nirvana and the Foo Fighters is Born. Dave Grohl, drummer, singer, Nirvana, (1991 UK No.7 & 1992 US No.6 single Smells Like Teen Spirit’ from the 1991 album ‘Nevermind’ spent over 2 years on the UK chart & made US No.1 album chart in 1992). Foo Fighters, (1995 UK No.5 […]
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 […]
1965 – Awlright! Guitar god and top-hat lover Slash is born today in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), more widely known by his stage name Slash, is an English-American guitarist known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses and as the current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver. Biography Early life […]
1963 – Bob Dylan duets with Joan Baez on “With God on Our Side” at the Monterey Folk Festival.