Sunday, March 25, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MARCH 25


Elton John
Born on this day:
1942, Aretha Franklin, singer, pianist
1947, Elton John, singer-songwriter
1949, Nick Lowe, vocals, bass, songwriter, producer
1966, Jeff Healey, Canadian guitarist, singer,

Rock Pills:
1966, at a photo session in Bob Whitaker’s studio in London, The Beatles posed in white coats using sides of meat with mutilated and butchered dolls for a publicity photo that is used by Capitol in America for the cover of the Beatles’ next American album, Yesterday And Today. After a public outcry, the LP was pulled from stores and re-issued with a new cover, making the original an instant collector’s item.

1967, The Who and Cream made their U.S. concert debuts at the RKO 58th Street Theatre, New York City as part of a multi-artist extravaganza promoted by DJ Murray the K.

1967, Pink Floyd played three gigs in 24 hours: appearing at The Ricky Tick Club in Windsor, then The New Yorker Discotheque, Swindon before an all-night gig at The Shoreline Club, Bognor Regis (in the early hours of 26 March).

1968, the 58th and final episode of The Monkees TV series was broadcast on NBC in America.

1969, John and Yoko invited the world’s press into their hotel suite at the start of a week long “Bed-In” at the Amsterdam Hilton.

1975, Aerosmith played at the War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana - the first concert on their 63-date North American Toys In The Attic tour.

Eddie Vedder
1983, Motown Records celebrated its 25 anniversary with a concert in Pasadena, featuring The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jr. Walker, The Commodores, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and The Jackson 5.

1995, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder was rescued after a riptide carries him 250 feet offshore in New Zealand.

2002, the seven-year mystery of missing Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards took a grisly twist when human feet were found near where he vanished in 1995.

2005, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were forced to flee their Buckinghamshire mansion after a blaze broke out while they were sleeping. The couple were roused by a fire alarm and ran to safety in the garden, rescuing their pets as they escaped.

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