Monday, March 19, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MARCH 19


Jefferson Starship
Born on this day:
1946, Paul Atkinson, guitar (The Zombies)
1946, Ruth Pointer, vocals (The Pointer Sisters)
1952, Derek Longmuir, drums (Bay City Rollers)
1953, Ricky Wilson, guitar (The B-52’s)
1959, Terry Hall, vocals (The Specials)

Rock Pills:
1958, during his only U.K. tour, Buddy Holly played two shows at the Regal Cinema, Hull, Yorkshire. Also on the bill were Gary Miller, The Tanner Sisters, The Montanas, Ronnie Keene & His Orchestra and compere Des O’Conner.

1962, Bob Dylan debut with his first album "Bob Dylan"

1965, Tailor And Cutter magazine ran an article asking The Rolling Stones to start wearing ties. The current fashion did not include wearing ties with shirts and many tie-makers were facing financial disaster. Mick Jagger said of the appeal, “The trouble with a tie is that it could dangle in the soup. It is also something extra to which a fan can hang when you are trying to get in and out of a theatre.”

1974, Jefferson Airplane re-named themselves Jefferson Starship. The new line-up included Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, David Freiberg, Johnny Barbata, Peter Kaukonen, Craig Chaquico and Papa John Creach.

1976, after a long history of drug abuse, Paul Kossoff, guitarist with Free and Back Street Crawler, died aged 25 of heart failure during a flight from Los Angeles to New York.

1978, Billy Joel made his British live debut at London’s Drury Lane Theatre.

Paul Kossoff
1982, Ozzy Osbourne’s rhythm guitarist and former Quiet Riot member Randy Rhoads was killed in a plane crash.

1996, the second volume of The Beatles Anthology was released. The album featured “Real Love,” the second track to be released where the surviving members overdubbed onto an old piano demo recording by John Lennon. The song, first recorded by Lennon in 1977 on a domestic tape recorder at home, originated as part of an unfinished stage play that he and Yoko One were working on at the time entitled “The Ballad Of John And Yoko.”

4 comments:

  1. Bob Dylan debut with the album "Bob Dylan".
    "The Freewheelin'Bob Dylan" will be published in May 1963.

    http://www.bobdylan.com/us/albums/chronological

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  2. You're right. Thanks for the tip! ;)

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  3. Randy Rhoads was (and ever will be) a true legend for all guitar players and he was the ONLY guitarist in Ozzys Band NOT the rhythm guitarist.

    R.I.P. Randy .

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