2003 – Sting publishes the first volume of his autobiography, Broken Music. The tome takes Gordon Sumner from his childhood in Newcastle up to the early days of the Police.
1986 – Paul and Linda McCartney’s limousine catches fire while the couple drives to Newcastle, England for a television taping. The McCartneys escape unharmed.
1974 – Bad Company gives its debut performance in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. The band is fronted by Singer Paul Rodgers and over the years has many hits including: “Alright now”, “Bad Company” and “Feel like makin’ love.”
1974 – Appearing at Newcastle City Hall, England were T. Rex. Tickets cost £1.50 ($2.55).
1971 – Led Zeppelin kick off their fourth tour of Britain at the Newcastle City Hall. The show sold out before it was even announced when a crowd of people turned up at the hall after hearing a rumor Zeppelin was playing. The venue was forced to sell its tickets.
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. […]
1968 – Eric Burdon announces that he will break up the Animals following a concert at Newcastle City Hall, in England, on December 22. This will free Burdon to move to California and start an acting career.
1944 – Keyboardist Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer is born in the U.K. The group’s biggest album is the live triple album “Welcome Back, My Friends, to the Show That Never Ends; Ladies and Gentlemen … Emerson Lake and Palmer.” It sells more than 1 million copies and reaches No. 4. Keith Noel […]
1940 – John Lennon is born in Liverpool, England. One of the founding members of the Beatles. This great day in rock history! John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English rock musician, singer, writer, songwriter, artist, actor and peace activist who gained worldwide […]