2003 – Iron Maiden kick off their Give Me ‘Ed … ‘Til I’m Dead tour in Worcester, Mass., with Motorhead and Dio. Now that’s a smelly dressing room.
1996 – Blues guitarist Johnny “Guitar” Watson dies while touring Japan. b. 3rd February 1935, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. d. 17th May 1996, Yokohama, Japan. Johnny Guitar Watson’s career went back to the early 50’s in Houston. As a teenager, Johnny played with various artists including Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland. His father played piano, which […]
1981 – Motorhead bassist Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor is fined 40 pounds after being found guilty of cannabis possession. The judge throws another 15 pound fine on top of that because Philthy didn’t show up for his initial trial in April.
1954 – Motorhead drummer “Filthy” Phil Taylor is born in Chesterfield, England.
1945 – Lemmy, the leader of Motorhead and a bassist with Hawkwind, is born in Stoke-on-Trent, England as Ian Willis.
1926 – Chuck Berry is born in St. Louis this day in rock! Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (born October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. Chuck Berry is an influential figure and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. According to the Rock and Roll […]