Monday, October 15, 2012


Jimi Hendrix
Born on this day:
1938, Marv Johnson, singer
1946, Richard Carpenter, keyboards, vocals, The Carpenters
1947, Chris De Burgh, singer, songwriter
1953, Tito Jackson, guitar, vocals, The Jackson Five

Rock Pills:
1965, Jimi Hendrix signed his first recording contract, he received $1 and a 1% Royalty on all of his recordings.

1966, Pink Floyd (who were paid £15 for the gig), The Move, Denny Laine and Soft Machine all appeared at the launch of London's Roundhouse venue - The U.F.O. festival. Legend has it that LSD coated sugar cubes were given away as prizes.

1973, Keith Richards was found guilty of trafficking cannabis by a Court in Nice, France. The Rolling Stone was given a one-year suspended sentence and a 5,000 franc fine. He was also banned from entering France for two years.

1979, Abba played their first concert in North America when they appeared in Vancouver, Canada.

Keith Richards
1988, Bon Jovi started a four-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with New Jersey.

1988, UB40 went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with their version of the Neil Diamond song “Red Red Wine,” also a #1 hit in the U.K.

2000, Dave Edmunds had a triple heart bypass operation. The 56 year-old Welsh rocker had the operation at LA's Cedars Sinai Hospital.

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