Monday, 31 October 2016

Today in rock history 1st November

1946 – Rick Grech of Blind Faith is born 1962 – Having just released their first single in England, the Beatles return to their Star-Club stomping grounds in Hamburg for a two-week residency. 1962 – Born on this day, Anthony Kiedis, singer, Red Hot Chili Peppers. 1963 – The Beatles kick off their first headlining tour of England at Cheltenham’s Odeon Theatre, supported by Peter Jay & the Jaywalkers, the Brook Brothers, and the Vernon Girls. Some rabid fans line up for more than two days to snag tickets. 1964 – On The Ed Sullivan Show tonight, you can watch the Dave Clark Five perform “Glad All Over.” 1965 – A Rolling Stones gig in Rochester, N.Y., comes to an abrupt halt after seven minutes when 3,000 fans try to bum-rush the stage. 1968 – George Harrison releases his soundtrack to the psychedelic film Wonderwall. It’s the first-ever Beatles solo release. 1979 – Bob Dylan plays the first night of his Slow Train Coming tour in San Francisco, playing an entire set of all-new religious material. He’s booed. 1986 – Whilst filming the risible Hearts of Fire in Canada, Bob Dylan performs with the Paul James Band in a bar in Markham, Ontario. 1994 – Nirvana’s “MTV Unplugged” performance is released as “MTV Unplugged in New York.” Two tracks not aired on the MTV Broadcast appear on the album. 2003 – Bruce Springsteen and Michael J. Fox perform “Light of Day,” the title track of the 1987 movie starring Fox, during a Parkinson’s Disease benefit at New Jersey’s Stone Pony. 2004 - Grand Funk Railroad manager Terry Knight was murdered in his apartment in Temple, TX. He was 61 years old. His killer was sentenced to life in prison the following year. 2006 – My Chemical Romance are dissapointed as their massively hyped album The Black Parade is beaten to the No.1 spot by the soundtrack to TV’s Hannah Montana. 2006 – Elton John begs his record label to drop him, claiming they barely promoted new album The Captain & The Kid. 2006 – Grocery clerk Paul McPike sues Green Day, alleging he wrote their hit “American Idiot” way back in 1992.

Today in rock history 31st October

1945 – Roxy Music bassist Rik Kenton is born this day 1945 – Russ Ballard, who as the lead singer for Argent, wrote “God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll to You,” is born in Waltham Cross, England. 1961 – U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. is born in Dublin. 1964 – Bob Dylan performs a Halloween concert at New York’s Philharmonic Hall. CBS is recording the show for a possible live album. Dylan shows off a new composition called “Advice to Geraldine on Her Miscellaneous Birthday.” 1966 – King Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) of the Beastie Boys is born in Brooklyn, New York. 1967 – Having spent a night at Wormwood Scrubs Prison, Rolling Stone Brian Jones is ordered to spend nine months in jail after pleading guilty to marijuana possession. He appeals the judge’s decision and is released on bail. 1968 – Linda Eastman arrives in England to take up living with Paul McCartney 1974 – Led Zeppelin officially launch their Swan Song label with a party at England’s Chislehurst Caves. Attendees include the Pretty Things – who are signed to Swan Song – Bill Wyman, and Groucho Marx. In typical Zep style, the caves are lined with naked women. 1975 - Queen released “Bohemian Rhapsody” which at the time of its release was the most expensive single ever recorded. 1986 - Roger Waters brought a lawsuit in the Chancery Division of the High Court in London to stop David Gilmour and Nick Mason from using the Pink Floyd name for future recording and touring. The following year both sides reached a settlement with Gilmour and Mason allowed use of the Pink Floyd name & Waters granted The Wall. 1992 – Tonight on ABC, stay-at-home trick-or-treaters can watch the Halloween Jam at Universal Studios, featuring AC/DC, the Black Crowes, Ozzy Osbourne and Slaughter. 1998 – Kiss kicks off its Psycho-Circus tour with a Halloween extravaganza in Los Angeles that dazzles thousands of fans, many of whom arrive in costumes. Appropriately enough, the Smashing Pumpkins opens the show. 1999 – Bryan White sings the National Anthem at the Adelphia Coliseum in Nashville prior to the match-up between the Tennessee Titans and the St. Louis Rams. 2003 – Jane’s Addiction play a surprise “flash mob” gig outside London’s Brixton Academy immediately after their Halloween show there. Fans were invited to the karaoke-styled set via text message.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Today in rock history 30th October

1939 – Grace Slick (Grace Wing) of Jefferson Airplane/Starship is born in Chicago. 1946 – Drummer Chris Slade, who played with both AC/DC and Manfred Mann, is born. 1947 – Timothy B. Schmit, singer with the Eagles and Poco, is born in Oakland, Calif. 1963 – With the final mix by George Martin of “Money (That’s What I Want),” work finishes on With the Beatles, the group’s second album. 1966 – Pink Floyd sign with their new managers Peter Jenner and Andrew King. 1967 – Brian Jones answers charges of drug possession in a London court. The Rolling Stones guitarist pleads guilty to possessing marijuana and not guilty to possessing cocaine and Methedrine. The judge sends him to prison to await sentencing on the following day. 1967 – Pink Floyd and the Sopwith Camel perform at San Francisco’s Fillmore in a benefit for the radio station KPFA. The same day they appear on The Pat Boone Show. Syd Barrett refuses to answer Pat’s questions during the programme. 1967 – Bush’s Gavin Rossdale is born in London. 1970 – Jim Morrison has legal problems of his own. A Miami court sentences him to six months in jail and a $500 fine for indecent exposure for allegedly flashing an audience. 1972 – Elton John performs at the Royal Variety Performance for Queen Elizabeth II. He’s the first rocker to do so since the Beatles entertained her majesty in 1963. 1976 – Led Zeppelin announce that they will embark on another world tour. However, the tour is later postponed due to Robert Plant’s tonsillitis. 1978 – NBC-TV airs the animated TV movie, “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park,” in which the band Kiss foils a mad scientist. 1995 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces the induction of David Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, Pete Seeger, the Shirelles, and the Velvet Underground. 1997 - R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry announced that he was leaving the band 1998 - Black Sabbath appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman. It was their first appearance on American television since 1976. 1998 – David Bowie kicks off a contest on his Web site, asking users to help him finish writing the lyrics for the song “What’s Really Happening.” 2003 – The file-sharing application Napster returns to the Internet as Napster 2.0, offering a paid-for downloading service. 2003 – Guitarist Terry Corso leaves Alien Ant Farm. 2003 – Over a hundred police Police are called to a Marilyn Manson concert in Kansas City after fans push down a security barrier twice and the shock-rocker abruptly ends his show. 2010 - At Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert’s rally to restore sanity and or fear, Cat Stevens performed “Peace Train” & Ozzy Osbourne performed “Crazy Train” in proxy battle by Stewart & Colbert between sanity & fear.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Today in rock history 29th October

1944 – Moody Blues guitarist/vocalist Denny Laine is born on the Jersey coast in England 1946 - Peter Green-guitarist for Fleetwood Mac is born 1955 – Quiet Riot vocalist Kevin Dubrow is born in Los Angeles. 1967 – During an American promotional tour, Pink Floyd appear on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. They lip-sync their single “See Emily Play,” but singer Syd Barrett keeps his mouth shut throughout the “performance.” 1967 – In Battersea, London, the Beatles shoot more sequences for their film The Magical Mystery Tour, including the scene in which Ringo and his Aunt Jessie go up the street to the tour bus. 1967 – Hair, advertised as the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, opens off-Broadway at the Public Theatre in New York’s East Village. 1969 – In today’s Rat Magazine, one journalist gathers together all the evidence that Paul McCartney is indeed dead. 1971 – Allman Brothers guitarist Duane Allman is killed when he crashes his motorcycle to avoid a truck in Macon, Ga. 1973 – The Who’s double album, “Quadrophenia” received gold record status. 1975 – Joan Baez joins Bob Dylan as a member of his Rolling Thunder Revue. 1976 – Officials at Lancaster Polytechnic, Coventry, England, halt a planned show by The Sex Pistols, saying that they didn’t want “that sort of thing” in their town. 1977 – A 30 year old Rocker named Marvin Lee Aday, who uses the stage name Meat Loaf, releases his landmark album “Bat Out Of Hell”. Since that time, the LP has sold over 43 million copies worldwide. 1983 – Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” marks its 491st week on the Billboard album chart, surpassing the previous record holder, “Johnny’s Greatest Hits” by Johnny Mathis. 1990 – The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame announces their newest inductees: The Byrds, LaVern Baker, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed and Ike & Tina Turner. 1996: Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose sent a fax to MTV saying that Slash was no longer the guitarist for Guns N’ Roses & hadn’t been in the band since 1995. 1996 – A Pasadena judge drops drug possession charges against Stone Temple Pilots’ singer Scott Weiland, saying that the singer had made definite progress in rehab. 1998 – Three ex-members of the San Francisco punk band the Dead Kennedys sue former lead singer Jello Biafra (Eric Reed Boucher), claiming he diverted money owed to his bandmates for his own use. 1999 – The surviving members of The Who, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle, reunited for the first time in two years for a concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to launch Pixelon, a new internet video company. 1999 – David Lee Roth files suit against Edmund Anderson, the operator of a Web site that sells Roth collectibles, charging that Anderson breached his contract with the singer. 2003 – Puddle of Mudd announce a sweepstakes in which the winner will join the Florida grunge clones as a fifth member for a week on tour. 2003 – Joan Jett appears on TV’s Crossing Over With John Edward. The “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” singer serves as a psychic conduit for friends to hear from their daughter, who recently passed away. 2003 – Steve O’Rourke, manager of Pink Floyd since 1968, dies in England of a stroke. He is 63. 2005 – The four original wax heads of The Beatles that were used for the cover of their Sgt. Pepper album were auctioned off after being discovered in a back room at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London. The winning bidder paid £81,500 for the set.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Today in rock history 28th October

1936 – Fiddler Charlie Daniels is born in Wilmington, N.C. 1941 – Hank Marvin of the Shadows is born in Newcastle 1948 – Black Oak Arkansas guitarist Rickie Reynolds is born in … Black Oak, Ark. 1958 – Buddy Holly appeared on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, where he lip-synched “It’s So Easy” and “Heartbeat” 1961 – In a record shop today in Liverpool, a customer asks clerk Brian Epstein for “My Bonnie,” a single by the Beatles. Epstein doesn’t have it, but after a second customer requests the record he orders it and tracks the group down to the Cavern club. Epstein later becomes the band’s manager. 1972 – The United States Council for World Affairs adopts the Who’s “Join Together” as its anthem. 1972 – Led Zeppelin play a second night at the casino in Montreux, Switzerland. 1978 - Alice Cooper made a guest appearance on The Muppet Show where he performed “Welcome to my Nightmare”, “You and Me” & “School’s Out”. 1982 – The Jam announces it is breaking up. Bandleader Paul Weller forms the Style Council with Mick Talbot shortly thereafter. 2001 – The Beastie Boys play their first show in more than two-and-a-half years at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, at the first of two New Yorkers Against Violence benefits, which the rap trio organized. 2003 – At a benefit show in Santa Barbara, Calif., Pearl Jam are joined onstage by ex-drummer Jack Irons, singer/songwriter Jack Johnson, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, and Chris Cornell for an impromptu Temple of the Dog reunion. 2003 – David Bowie and his wife Iman sign with Tommy Hilfiger as the clothing designer’s new spokesmodels. 2003 – Courtney Love turns herself in to the Los Angeles police to face charges of possessing prescription painkillers hydrocodone and oxycodone. 2007 – UK band The Hoosiers went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut album ‘The Trick To Life’,

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Today in rock history 27th October

1945 – Quicksilver Messenger Service bassist Mark Ryan is born in Jacksonville, Fla. 1949 – Bassist Garry Tallent of the E Street Band is born. 1951 - K.K. Downing-guitarist for Judas Priest is born 1962 – In London, the Rolling Stones make their first recordings at Curly Clayton Studios. 1967 - Scott Weiland-singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver is born 1969 – Ringo Starr begins recording his album Sentimental Journey. Following the completion of Abbey Road, he becomes the first Beatle to formally embark on a solo album. 1975 – Bruce Springsteen is featured on the covers of Time and Newsweek simultaneously – the first rock’n’roller to do so. 1980 – Mark David Chapman purchases the five-shot Charter Arms .38 Special he will use to kill John Lennon. 1984 – Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne become the proud parents of a daughter, Kelly. 1996 – In Westwood, Calif., Bruce Springsteen performs at a rally against Proposition 209. If passed, the proposition would end affirmative action in California. 1999 – Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of “South Park.” 2002 – Foo Fighters scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘One By One.’ 2003 – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers receive the Legend award at the 2003 Radio Music Awards, despite Petty’s album The Last DJ slamming the current state of the radio industry. 2003 – Stone Temple Pilot singer Scott Weiland is arrested for DUI in Los Angeles after allegedly driving his BMW into a parked van. 2007 – Keith Richards marched with campaigners protesting against possible Sussex hospital cuts. The Stones guitarist joined 15,000 people for the walk through Chichester to oppose plans which could see St Richard’s Hospital downgraded. 2013 – Lou Reed passed away today

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Rock Talk - Ian Gillan

Part 1 1. Gillan - New Orleans 2. Gillan - Trouble 3. Gillan - No laughing in heaven 4. Deep Purple - Smoke on the water 5. Deep Purple - Mary Long Part 2 1. Gillan - Nightmare 2. Deep Purple - Perfect strangers 3. Deep Purple - Highway star 4. Deep Purple - Knocking at your back door

Timesweep 29th October

Part 1 It's Halloween 1. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad moon rising 2. Meat Loaf - Bat out of hell 3. Screaming Jay Hawkins - I put a spell on you 4. Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London 5. Crash Test Dummies - Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhgead 6. Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the moon Part 2 1. Blue Oyster Cult - Don't fear the reaper 2. The Eagles - Witchy woman 3. The Cult - Lil devil 4. Alice Cooper - Welcome to my nightmare 5. ACDC - Highway to hell 6. Santana - Black magic woman Part 3 Back to 1989 1. Aerosmith - Love in an elevator 2. Tom Petty - I won't back down 3. Travelling Wilburys - End of the line 4. Supertramp - Breakfast in America Part 4 More Halloween songs 1. Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein 2. Alice Cooper Group - Feed my Frankenstein 3. The Doors - People are strange 4. David Bowie - Scary monsters and super creeps Part 5 This week's rocking birthdays 1. Blind Faith - Can't find my way home 2. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Under the bridge 3. Emerson Lake & Palmer - Karn evil no. 9 4. Poison - Every rose has its thorn Part 6 And it's 1971 1. Deep Purple - Strange kind of woman 2. T-Rex - Hot love 3. The Who - Behind blue eyes Part 7 This week in rock history 1. Bob Dylan - Like a rolling stone 2. Led Zeppelin - The song remains the same 3. Elton John - Saturday night's alright for fighting Part 8 1. The Cars - Just what I needed 2. Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Woodstock 3. Bruce Springsteen - Brilliant disguise Part 9 And back we go to 1987 1. Motley Crue - Girls girls girls 2. Fleetwood Mac - Big love 3. Gary Moore - Wild frontier 4. Guns 'N' Roses - Paradise city Part 10 1. Grateful Dead - Touch of grey 2. U2 - Where the streets have no name 3. George Harrison - When we was fab Part 11 1. Genesis - Land of confusion 2. Whitesnake - In the still of the night 3. Bon Jovi - Wanted dead or alive

Brit Rock 29th October

1. The white Stripes - Dead leaves and the dirty ground 2. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - By the way 3. Chad Kroger - Hero 4. Avril Lavigne - Complicated 5. Linkin Park - In the end 6. Sun 41 - In too deep 7. Status Quo - Jam side down 8. Alien Ant Farm - Movies 9. Bowling For Soup - Girl all the bad guys want 10. Nightwish - Phantom of the opera 11. Aerosmith - Love in an elevator 12. Eric Clapton - Promises 13. Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit 14. INXS - Need you tonight 15. Van Halen - Right now 16. REM - Radio song 17. Guns 'N' Roses - Civil war 18. Bryan Adams - Can't stop this thing we started 19. Marillion - No one can 20. Queensryche - Silent lucidity 21. Tom Petty - Into the great wide open 22. Thunder - Love walked in 23. Ozzy Osbourne - No more tears 24. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - My aeroplane 25. The Who - I can't explain Hour three and it's back to the 1970's 1. Santana - Black magic woman 2. The Who - Who are you 3. Queen - Good old fashioned lover boy 4. The Police - Roxanne 5. Led Zeppelin - All my love 6. Peter Frampton - Baby I love your way 7. Black Sabbath - Never say die 8. Thin Lizzy - Cowboy song 9. Van Halen - You really got me 10. Steve Miller Band - Swingtown 11. The Eagles - Life in the fast lane 12. Doobie Bros - Long train running 13. Steely Dan - Reeling in the years 14. Focus - Sylvia

Today in rock history 24th October

1936 – Bill Wyman, bass, The Rolling Stones, is born 1944 - Ted Templeman-producer for Van Halen & The Doobie Brothers enters this world 1946 – Steppenwolf drummer Jerry Edmonton is born in Canada. 1948 - Dale Griffin-drummer for Mott the Hoople is born born 1966 – Beatles manager Brian Epstein arranges to bring his band’s heroes the Four Tops over to England for a tour. 1973 – John Lennon sues the U.S. government, accusing it of tapping his phone. 1973 – At the Marlborough Street Magistrate Court in London, Rolling Stone Keith Richards is slapped with a $500 fine and given a conditional discharge on three firearm offenses and four drug charges. His girlfriend Anita Pallenberg is given a conditional discharge after she was found in possession of 25 Mandrax tablets. 1975 – Bob Dylan re-records “Hurricane” after earlier versions of his song about the imprisoned boxer misidentified a bystander in the bar where Hurricane Carter was alleged to have shot two men. It’s his final session for the Desire album. 1978 – In Toronto, Keith Richards pleads guilty to heroin possession. The judge gives him a one-year suspended sentence and orders him to play a benefit for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. 1980 – Paul McCartney is honoured by the Guinness Book of World Records for being the best-selling songwriter and recording artist in music history. 1988 – Opening arguments are heard in the case of Fantasy Records vs. John Fogerty. The label claims Fogerty’s solo recording “The Old Man Down the Road” sounds a little too much like his Creedence Clearwater Revival song “Run Through the Jungle,” for which it owns the copyright. 1989 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces that it’s inducting the Who, Simon & Garfunkel, the Kinks, the Platters, Hank Ballard, Bobby Darin, the Four Seasons, the Four Tops, Holland/Dozier/Holland, Carole King, and Gerry Goffin. 1991 – When 12,000 people turn up to see Bryan Adams at Glasgow, Scotland’s Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, he breaks the record for the largest all-standing indoor concert. 1995 – Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band’s first studio album in four years, “It’s A Mystery,” is released. 2003 – Metallica cancel their South American tour this month, blaming physical injury and mental exhaustion. Says James Hetfield, “we are fried… both in body and in mind.” 2003 – Bruce Springsteen pledges money to help save the Bottom Line, a storyed New York club faced with eviction. In the past, the folk venue has played host to such names as Springsteen, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder and Bonnie Raitt. 2003 – Ben Moody, Evanescence’s founding guitarist , walks out on the Goth rockers in the midst of their European tour. Singer Amy Lee fumes, “”You don’t do that to your band. You wouldn’t do that to your friends or your family. You don’t do that to anyone.” 2005 – Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille is sentenced to 80 days behind bars after he pleaded no contest to DUI and causing injury. DeVille was arrested after running into a parked car in August. 2006 – To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its best-selling album, Def Leppard reissues Hysteria as a two-CD package.

Today in rock history 25th October

1944 – Vocalist Jon Anderson of Yes is born in Lancashire 1948 – Guitarist Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest is born. 1955 – Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs is born in Hanover, Germany. 1960 – A 17-year-old Mick Jagger accidentally meets his old school chum Keith Richards on a train. The two bond together again over a mutual love of R&B records and later join Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys. 1963 – The Beatles begin their first tour of Sweden in Karlstad. 1964 - The Rolling Stones made their debut on U.S. television with an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. After their performance, Sullivan declared that they would never be back, yet they returned for five more performances. 1969 – Led Zeppelin play to their largest indoor crowd to date. At the Boston Garden, they perform before a crowd of 17,000 and rake in $45,000. Support comes from the MC5 and Johnny Winter. 1978 – At New York’s Bottom Line Club, Keith Richards joins Rockpile for a jam onstage. The day before he had pleaded guilty to heroin possession in Toronto, but was given a one-year suspended sentence. 1986 - Dire Straits singer & guitarist Mark Knopfler broke his collarbone in a car accident during a celebrity car race before the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide. 1991 - Legendary concert promoter Bill Graham who owned both Filmore venues and promoted Live Aid in Philadelphia died in a helicopter crash. He was 60 years old. 2000 – Mounds of pending litigation against it notwithstanding, embattled music fileswapping service Napster continues to expand with the release of a Macintosh-friendly version available for download. 2003 – Papa Roach drummer Dave Buckner marries Mia Tyler during a performance by her dad’s band, Aerosmith, in Las Vegas. 2006 – Kurt Cobain tops Forbes’ list of the top-earning dead rock stars. 2006 – Ronnie James Dio announce he’s reuniting with his old Black Sabbath chums–Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward–as Heaven and Hell. 2011 - Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler was hospitalized after he collapsed in a Paraguay hotel room due to a case of food poisoning. Tyler was treated for injuries to his face including a loss of teeth after the accident occurred. Aerosmith made up their scheduled concert the following evening. 2014 – Jack Bruce dies at the age of 71.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Today in rock history 24th October

1936 – Bill Wyman, bass, The Rolling Stones, is born 1944 - Ted Templeman-producer for Van Halen & The Doobie Brothers enters this world 1946 – Steppenwolf drummer Jerry Edmonton is born in Canada. 1948 - Dale Griffin-drummer for Mott the Hoople is born born 1966 – Beatles manager Brian Epstein arranges to bring his band’s heroes the Four Tops over to England for a tour. 1973 – John Lennon sues the U.S. government, accusing it of tapping his phone. 1973 – At the Marlborough Street Magistrate Court in London, Rolling Stone Keith Richards is slapped with a $500 fine and given a conditional discharge on three firearm offenses and four drug charges. His girlfriend Anita Pallenberg is given a conditional discharge after she was found in possession of 25 Mandrax tablets. 1975 – Bob Dylan re-records “Hurricane” after earlier versions of his song about the imprisoned boxer misidentified a bystander in the bar where Hurricane Carter was alleged to have shot two men. It’s his final session for the Desire album. 1978 – In Toronto, Keith Richards pleads guilty to heroin possession. The judge gives him a one-year suspended sentence and orders him to play a benefit for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. 1980 – Paul McCartney is honoured by the Guinness Book of World Records for being the best-selling songwriter and recording artist in music history. 1988 – Opening arguments are heard in the case of Fantasy Records vs. John Fogerty. The label claims Fogerty’s solo recording “The Old Man Down the Road” sounds a little too much like his Creedence Clearwater Revival song “Run Through the Jungle,” for which it owns the copyright. 1989 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces that it’s inducting the Who, Simon & Garfunkel, the Kinks, the Platters, Hank Ballard, Bobby Darin, the Four Seasons, the Four Tops, Holland/Dozier/Holland, Carole King, and Gerry Goffin. 1991 – When 12,000 people turn up to see Bryan Adams at Glasgow, Scotland’s Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, he breaks the record for the largest all-standing indoor concert. 1995 – Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band’s first studio album in four years, “It’s A Mystery,” is released. 2003 – Metallica cancel their South American tour this month, blaming physical injury and mental exhaustion. Says James Hetfield, “we are fried… both in body and in mind.” 2003 – Bruce Springsteen pledges money to help save the Bottom Line, a storyed New York club faced with eviction. In the past, the folk venue has played host to such names as Springsteen, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder and Bonnie Raitt. 2003 – Ben Moody, Evanescence’s founding guitarist , walks out on the Goth rockers in the midst of their European tour. Singer Amy Lee fumes, “”You don’t do that to your band. You wouldn’t do that to your friends or your family. You don’t do that to anyone.” 2005 – Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille is sentenced to 80 days behind bars after he pleaded no contest to DUI and causing injury. DeVille was arrested after running into a parked car in August. 2006 – To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its best-selling album, Def Leppard reissues Hysteria as a two-CD package.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Today in rock history 23rd October

1947 – Humble Pie bassist Greg Ridley is born in Cumberland 1959 – Novelty singer and accordionist “Weird Al” Yankovic is born in Lynnwood, Calif 1963 – The Beatles record “I Wanna Be Your Man,” then fly to Sweden to start a tour there. The song was originally written by Lennon and McCartney on the spur of the moment to provide their friends the Rolling Stones with a hit single. 1966 – The Yardbirds, with new recruit Jimmy Page, perform at San Francisco’s Fillmore. 1964 - Robert Trujillo-bassist for Ozzy Osbourne & Metallica is born 1969 – Columbia Records announces it will take legal action to stop sales of Great White Wonder, the popular bootleg set of previously unreleased Bob Dylan material. 1972 – Filming begins on That’ll Be the Day, a musical starring David Essex, Ringo Starr, and Keith Moon. 1975 - Elton John was honoured with a star in the holy firmament of Hollywood's Walk of Fame. 1978 – Sid Vicious tries to commit suicide at Rikers Island in New York. Vicious was waiting to be charged with murder following the stabbing death of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. 1980 – Signing off work, Mark David Chapman gives his name as “John Lennon.” He would kill the Beatle two months later. 1998 – A federal judge in St. Louis rules that the Fort Zumwalt High School marching band will not be allowed to play Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” in its ’60s medley. The song had been banned by the high school superintendent on the grounds it promoted drug use. 2001 – R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan. 2003 – Antipodean rockers The Datsuns announce Led Zeppelin’s bassist John Paul Jones will produce the follow-up to their self-titled debut. 2009 – Bon Jovi announce The Circle world Tour 2009 – Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi undergoing stem cell treatment to fix his injured hand

Friday, 21 October 2016

Today in rock history 22nd October

1942 - Bobby Fuller, he of the Bobby Fuller Four, is born in Baytown, Texas. 1945 – Mountain’s main mountain, Leslie West is born in New York. 1964 – The High Numbers fail an audition with the record company EMI. The band would become better known as the Who. 1965 – The Beatles record the electric piano solo for “In My Life.” 1969 – After issuing an official statement denying he is dead, Paul McCartney goes to Scotland to enjoy a vacation. 1976 – The soundtrack to Led Zeppelin’s The Song Remains the Same is released as the concert film opens nationwide. 1982 – If you were in Worcester, Mass., it is Van Halen Day. Local fans had handed over a petition to the band demanding it play another date there. They managed to secure 25,000 signatures. 1994 – A Bob Dylan show in Rochester, N.Y., is interrupted by a stage invasion that turns out to have been orchestrated by the makers of a documentary about Dylan. 1994 – Producer Jimmy Miller dies in Boulder, Colo. He gave the rock back to the Rolling Stones when he produced “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” and worked on their finest records, as well as albums by Traffic and Motorhead. 1996: Journey released their first album in ten years Trial by Fire which went on to peak at number three on the Billboard 200 album chart & sell a million copies in the U.S. 1998 – Still on the road, Bob Dylan plays Duluth, Minn., in what is generally considered a homecoming gig for the former Hibbing resident. 2003 – UK comedy/glam rockers The Darkness resume their tour in London, after cancelling three dates, with singer Justin Hawkins denies tabloid reports that he has throat cancer. 2008 – Some homeless man claimed a £2,000(about $3800 US) reward for returning a waxwork head of Paul McCartney.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Today in rock history 21st October

1940 – Manfred Mann (Michael Lubowitz) is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. 1946 – Born on this day, Lee Loughnane, trumpet, Chicago 1947 - Tetsu Yamauchi-bassist for Free and The Faces is born 1952 – Brent Mydland, keyboardist and vocalist with the Grateful Dead, is born in Munich. He joined in the band in 1979, replacing Keith and Donna Godchaux. 1957 – Toto guitarist/singer Steve Lukather is born in Los Angeles. 1958 – In a New York studio, Buddy Holly & the Crickets record “True Love Ways,” “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore,” “Moondreams,” and “Raining in My Heart.” It’s the Texas rocker’s last session. 1966 – The Who perform on British TV’s Ready Steady Go! 1971 – Mick and Bianca Jagger become the proud parents of Jade Jagger. Their daughter is born at the Belvedere Nursing Home in Paris. 1974 – John Lennon begins producing his Rock ‘n’ Roll album himself at the Record Plant Studios. 1976 - The Who performed their last concert with Keith Moon in North America at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. 1992 – Elton John sues the TV tabloid show Hard Copy, claiming it falsely reported he moved to Atlanta to be close to a noted AIDS treatment center. 1993: The Ramones made a guest appearance on The Simpsons 1995 – Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon is found dead on his tour bus from an accidental drug overdose. 1998 – Kiss members Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick are sued for copyright infringement over the song “Dreamin’,” which the suit alleges sounds too similar to the Alice Cooper hit “Eighteen.” 2003 – AC/DC reopen the refurbished Hammersmith Apollo in London with a hit-heavy set and the inevitable “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)” finale. 2003 – A judge orders former Hole front-woman Courtney Love out of her Beverly Hills home so her daughter Frances Bean Cobain can continue living there. 2006 – Sandy West, drummer for influential ’70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. 2006 – Rockin’ band from Little Rock, Evanescence were at No.1 on the US album chart with their second album ‘The Open Door.’ 2007 – Kid Rock and five members of his entourage were arrested after an argument with a man escalated into a fight in a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. Kid Rock’s tour bus was pulled over by police after it left the scene. 2011 - Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers became a Canadian citizen during an hour long ceremony at Central City tower in Surrey, BC. Rodgers has been married to former Miss Canada Cynthia Kereluk since 2007.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Rock Talk Blackie Lawless

Have you heard the music and content yet? Find a station at Part 1 1. Wasp - Wild child 2. Wasp - I wanna be someone 3. Wasp - Promised land 4. Wasp - Scream 5. Wasp - Last runaway Part 2 1. Wasp - Blind in Texas 2. Wasp - The real me 3. Wasp - Sleeping in the fire 4. Wasp - Fallen angel 5. Wasp - I don't need no doctor

Timesweep 22nd October

Have you heard the music and content yet? Find a station at Part 1 A look at angels 1. U2 - Angel of Harlem 2. Aerosmith - Angel 3. Black Crowes - She talks to angels 4. Jimi Hendrix - Angel 5. The Scorpions - Send me an angel 6. Greg Allman - I'm no angel Part 2 Back to 1976 1. ACDC - It's a long way to the top 2. The Eagles - New kid in town 3. Rolling Stones - Fool to cry 4. Queen - Somebody to love 5. Steve Miller Band - Take the money and run Part 3 Back to 1981 1. Bob Seger - Old time rock and roll 2. Ozzy Osbourne - Over the mountain 3. ACDC - For those about to rock Part 4 1. The Rolling Stones - Start me up 2. Foreigner - Juke box hero 3. Blue Oyster Cult - Joan Crawford 4. Rainbow - Can't happen here Part 5 1. Graham Bonnet - Night games 2. ELO - The way life's meant to be 3. The Who - You better you bet 4. Saxon - And the bands played on Part 6 This week in rock history 1. Black Sabbath - Heaven and hell 2. John Lennon - Mind games 3. Elton John - The bitch is back Part 7 1. Bruce Springsteen - Thunder road 2. Lou Reed - Satellite of love 3. The Who - Join together 4. Meat Loaf - All revved up with no place to go Part 8 Rockers celebrating birthday 1. Mountain - Mississippi queen 2. Rolling Stones - Start me up 3. Yes - Owner of a lonely heart 4. The Scorpions - No one like you Part 9 Back to 1975 1. David Bowie - Fame 2. Kiss - I wanna rock and roll all night 3. John Fogerty - Rocking all over the world 4. Bad Company - Feel like making love Part 10 1. John Lennon - Stand by me 2. Pink Floyd - Wish you were here 3. Genesis - The carpet crawlers 4. Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon Part 11 1. Status Quo - Roll over lay down 2. Slade - How does it feel 3. The Who - Squeeze box

Brit Rock 22nd October

Have you heard the music and content yet? Find a station at 1. JJ Cale - After midnight 2. Melissa Etheridge - Hold on I'm coming 3. Thundermother - Shoot to kill 4. Broken Witt Rebels - Georgia pine 5. Kings Of Leon - Fans 6. Alabama Shakes - Hold on 7. Green Day - Bang bang 8. Flight Brigade - Hurricane season 9. Xander And The Peace Pirates - Fire 10. Raising Jupiter - Take the fall 11. Sum 41 - War 12. Blink 182 - I miss you 13. Pink Floyd - High hopes In hour two, I'm joined by Marillion guitarist, Steve Rothery, talking about their new album, FEAR 14. Marillion - Cover my eyes 15. Marillion - The new kings 16. Marillion - Eldorado - the gold 17. Marillion - White paper 18. Marillion - Long shadowed sun 19. Marillion - Easter 20. Marillion - No one can 21. Marillion - Misplaced rendevous 22. Marillion - Fantastic place 23. Marillion - Beautiful It's an hour of music from rock heralding from Wales in hour three 1. Tom Jones - Burning hell 2. Catatonia - Mulder & Scully 3. Stereophonics - The bartender and the thief 4. Love Sculpture - Sabre dance 5. Badfinger - No matter what 6. Lost Prophets - Last train home 7. Manic Street Preachers - Ocean spray 8. The Alarm - 68 guns 9. Bonnie Tyler - Holding out for a hero 10. Velvet Underground - Waiting for my man 11. Amen Corner - If paradise is half as nice 12. Funeral For A Friend - Roses for the dead 13. Feeder - Just the way I'm feeling 14. Dave Edmunds - Queen of hearts 15. Manic Street Preachers - Scream to a sigh

Today in rock history 20th October

1945 – Ric Lee, drummer, Ten Years After is born 1950 – Tom Petty is born in Gainesville, Fla 1951 - Al Greenwood-keyboardist for Foreigner is born 1960 – Elvis Presley film “G.I. Blues” premieres 1961 – Bob Dylan’s self-titled debut album is recorded 1964 – James George “Soni” Sonefeld, drummer for the band Hootie & The Blowfish, is born in Lansing, Michigan. 1964 – The Rolling Stones play Paris for the first time. The gig ends with the now-traditional riot, in which 150 people are arrested. 1966 – In New York, the Yardbirds with Jimmy Page record a jingle for the Great Shakes beverage, utilizing the riff from their song “Over Under Sideways Down.” 1969 – The Who play the first of six nights at New York’s Fillmore East, playing the entirety of their Tommy rock opera. 1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono release The Wedding Album in the U.S. Highlights include “John and Yoko,” in which the couple yell each other’s name for 25 minutes. 1976 – The Song Remains the Same, a film that mixes Led Zeppelin performance footage with some rather dubious Lord of the Rings-style sequences, premieres in Manhattan. 1977 - Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and backup singer Cassie Gaines were killed in a plane crash in Gillsburg, MS. Van Zant and Cassie Gaines were each 29 years old and Steve Gaines was 28 years old. 1978 – The Police give their U.S. performance debut at CBGB’s in New York. 1979 – On Saturday Night Live tonight, Bob Dylan performs three songs from his religiously inclined Slow Train Coming album. Observers report he’s gone gospel. 2001 - The Concert for New York City took place at Madison Square Garden. Many of the attendees were families and members of the New York Fire & Police Departments. Some of the artists that appeared included Paul McCartney, The Who, David Bowie, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, James Taylor, Billy Joel and John Mellencamp. 2004 – U2’s Bono announces that a briefcase of notes and lyrics stolen from him back in 1981 has been returned to him. The briefcase was found in an attic in Tacoma, Wash. 2004 – Lenny Kravitz is sued after a backed-up toilet allegedly causes over $300,000 worth of damage to a neighbour’s apartment in New York. 2010 – Slash and Myles Kennedy perform acoustically on Australia’s ‘Max Sessions';

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Today in rock history 19th October

1945 – Doobie Brothers vocalist/guitarist Patrick Simmons is born in Aberdeen, Wash. 1946 - Keith Reid-lyricist for Procol Harum is born 1957 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Jailhouse Rock,” Elvis Presley. 1966 – The Yardbirds land in New York to kick off their first American tour. Jeff Beck leaves after playing two dates, leaving Jimmy Page to take over the lead guitar slot. 1968 – Eighteen-year-old guitarist Peter Frampton plays with the Small Faces during a London concert. He later joins lead singer Steve Marriott in Humble Pie. 1968 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear at Marylebone Magistrate’s Court to answer charges of marijuana possession. They are remanded on bail until November 28. 1974 – At London’s Island studios, Jimmy Page records “Scarlet” with Keith Richards and Traffic’s Rik Grech. Vocal duties are handled by Richards. Page pronounces the track “great, really good.” 1981: During Bob Dylan’s concert at the Holiday Star Theater in Merrillville, IN, Dylan called up wheelchair-bound friend Larry Kegan for the encore & let him perform Chuck Berry’s “No Money Down” while Dylan played the tenor saxophone. 1993 – Pearl Jam release their second album Vs., which tops the chart the following week despite featuring a llama on the cover. 2004 – Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart are the lead performers on the “Alfie” soundtrack 2004 – Nirvana’s Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic appear in public together for the first time in ten years at a Las Vegas rally for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. 2005 – U2’s Bono has lunch with George W. Bush in the White House. They discuss G8, fighting AIDS, and probably their favourite Bible story. 2007 – Johnny Marr was made a visiting professor of music at the University of Salford in Manchester.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Today in rock history 18th October

1926 – Chuck Berry is born in St. Louis as Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry 1949 – REO Speedwagon guitarist Gary Richrath is born in Peoria, Ill. 1949 – Joe Egan, Stealers Wheel, is born 1957 – Paul McCartney makes his live debut with the Quarrymen at the New Clubmoor Hall in Liverpool, England. 1964 – The Animals begin their first headlining tour in Manchester, England. Supporting them are Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Tommy Tucker, and the Nashville Teens. 1966 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience play before 14,500 people at the Paris Olympia less than a week after they’ve formed. The band is the support for French superstar Johnny Hallyday. 1967 – John Lennon stars as Private Gripweed in Richard Lester’s film How I Won the War, which opens tonight at London’s Premiere Theatre. 1968 – Police raid John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s apartment in London and arrest the couple. They are charged with possession of marijuana. 1969 – Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner is arrested for marijuana possession in Hawaii. 1986 – Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie marries Eduardo DeMendoca 1986 – Huey Lewis and the News went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Fore!’ 1989 - During a Guns N’ Roses set supporting The Rolling Stones at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Axl Rose announced he was quitting the band. The following night, Rose apologized for saying that he would quit & delivered a five minute anti-drug oration. 1997 – Former Alice Cooper guitarist Glen Buxton dies at age 49. 2010 –Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has said the legendary rock band may get back together to play concerts for charity.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Today in rock history 17th October

1946 – Jim Tucker, original guitarist with the Turtles, is born in Los Angeles. 1962 – The Beatles perform on TV for the first time today, on the British programme People and Places. 1963 – The Beatles have lunch with four Boyfriend magazine contest winners at the Old Vienna restaurant in London. Later in the day the group records The Beatles’ Christmas Record. 1967 – Bob Dylan begins recording John Wesley Harding. 1967 – The Beatles attend a memorial service for manager Brian Epstein at the New London Synagogue. 1968 – Jose Feliciano releases “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Fans booed Feliciano when he performed his meandering interpretation earlier during the 1968 World Series. 1969 – The Kinks play their first concert in the U.S. in four years, supporting Spirit at New York’s Fillmore East. The American Federation of Musicians banned the group from playing there after a disastrous 1965 tour during which the band spent as much time fighting onstage as playing music. 1973 – In a court in Nice, France, Keith Richards and his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg receive suspended sentences of one year for drug possession. Both also have to pay a $1,000 fine and Richards is barred from entering France for two years. 1986 – Run-D.M.C.’s remake of “Walk This Way,” a collaboration with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, enters the Top Forty. It becomes the first big rap-rock crossover hit, reaching #4. 1988 – Opel, a collection of previously unreleased material by Syd Barrett, is released in England. 1991 – John Mellencamp is hospitalized in Seattle after suffering dizzy spells during a promotion at a local radio station. His doctor later attributes the problem to “too much coffee, stress and not enough breakfast.” 1999 – Veteran rock band Santana sees its newest release “Supernatural” jump to the top spot at the nation’s retailers. It’s the Carlos Santana-led group’s first No. 1 release in 28 years. 2000: The piano that John Lennon used to write Imagine was sold to George Michael for $2 million in an auction organized by Mick Fleetwood. 2008 –A slightly revised track listing for the new Guns N’ Roses album, “Chinese Democracy”, has now been posted at 2013 –Alex and Kelly Van Halen divorced over 20 years ago, yet Kelly has kept Van Halen as her surname. Now the company that controls the group’s name is suing her for trademark infringement

Today in rock history 16th October

1938 – Iconic anti-singer Nico is born in Cologne, Germany. 1943 – Bassist C.F. “Fred” Turner of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is born. 1947 – Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir is born in San Francisco. 1953 – Guitarist Tony Carey, who as well as performing solo was in Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, is born in Fresno, Calif. 1962 – Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is born in Melbourne, Australia, as Michael Balzary. 1963 – It’s announced that the Beatles will play at this year’s Royal Command Performance. 1965 – The Beatles record “Day Tripper” 1966 – Grace Slick performs as a member of Jefferson Airplane for the first time at San Francisco’s Fillmore West after Signe Anderson bows out of the group’s lineup. Slick introduces the band to two new songs, “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love.” 1968 – George Harrison flies to Los Angeles, where he will produce Jackie Lomax’s 1969 debut, Is This What You Want. It wasn’t. 1972 – Creedence Clearwater Revival announces its decision to split up. 1981 – Bob Dylan kicks off his Shot of Love tour at the Milwaukee Auditorium. It’s his first live outing since his controversial 1979 tour, during which he played only Christian material. 1986 – Chuck Berry plays his 60th Birthdays concert in St. Louis this day in rock history! Eric Clapton and Keith Richards perform at a birthday party for Chuck Berry, who celebrates turning 60 on October 18. 1992 –Sinead O’Connor is booed at a Bob Dylan tribute concert at Madison Square Garden. She replies by reciting the words to Bob Marley’s “War” before being escorted from the stage by Kris Kristofferson. 2002 – Billy Joel checked out of a Connecticut hospital known for treating substance abuse. 2003 –U2 donate $46,000 to the Irish branch of One in Four, a sex abuse charity facing closure due to lack of funds. 2003 – Courtney Love appears in court in an effort to regain custody of her daughter Francis Bean Cobain. The child was placed in the care of Kurt Cobain’s mother after Love was arrested for being under the influence of drugs. 2006 – CBGB, the legendary New York punk club credited with discovering Patti Smith and The Ramones, closed after a final gig by Smith herself.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Today in rock history 15th October

1935 – Barry McGuire, who scored the world’s most miserable No. 1 with “Eve of Destruction,” is born in Oklahoma City. 1942 – Moby Grape drummer Don Stevenson is born in Seattle. 1955 – Buddy Holly (with Bob Montgomery) opens a show for Elvis Presley in Lubbock, Texas. 1960 – Ringo Starr plays with the Beatles for the first time. The group is backing Wally Eymond in a Hamburg studio on his version of “Summertime.” Pete Best was unavailable to drum, and so the skin-beater with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes stepped in. 1964 – Crazed vocalist Screaming Lord Sutch stands for parliamentary election in England. 1965 – At San Francisco State College, Country Joe & the Fish perform at a Vietnam Day Committee Teach-In. 1965, Jimi Hendrix signed his first recording contract, he received $1 and a 1% Royalty on all of his recordings. 1966 – Jefferson Airplane singer and new mom Signe Anderson makes her last appearance with the band at San Francisco’s Fillmore before quitting the group to have a baby. She’s replaced the next day by new singer Grace Slick. 1966 – Pink Floyd and the Soft Machine perform at the All Night Rave, an event sponsored by the English underground newspaper International Times. 1971 – Former teen idol Rick Nelson performs at an oldies show at Madison Square Garden, but is booed when he debuts some new material. He later writes the song “Garden Party” about the experience. 1987 – Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia begins a sold-out two-week solo residency on Broadway. 1989: Eddie Van Halen & Michael Anthony of Van Halen participated in the first World Music Invitational Pro/Am celebrity golf tournament at Stonebridge Ranch in Dallas. 1995: Paul & Linda McCartney made a guest appearance on The Simpsons. They made their appearance on the condition that Lisa Simpson is to remain a vegetarian for the remainder of the program’s run. 1996 – Drummer Tommy Lee of Motley Crue is charged with attacking a cameraman outside a Los Angeles club after the hapless photographer tried to take snaps of him and Pamela Anderson Lee. 2003 – Ozzy Osbourne cancels his European tour after undergoing treatment for a nervous tremor. His doctors say the ailing rocker does not have Parkinson’s Disease. 2003 – One-time KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick is shot in the right leg outside of Los Angeles’ Rainbow Room during a melee by some irate club-goers.

Today in rock history 14th October

1946 – Singer Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues is born in Swindon, England. 1955 – Buddy Holly opens for Bill Haley & the Comets in Lubbock, Texas. His performance is seen by Nashville talent scout Eddie Crandell, who sets up a demo session for Holly and his band. 1957 – The Elvis Presley classic, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was released. 1964 – Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts marries Shirley Ann Arnold in Bradford 1966 – At London’s All Saints Hall, Pink Floyd play their first set made up entirely of their psychedelic originals after a band decision to dump its R&B direction. 1967 – The Who release their single “I Can See for Miles” in Britain and the U.S. Pete Townshend is so sure he has a No. 1 on his hands that he’s described as crushed when the single reaches only No. 12 in the U.K. 1971 – John Fogerty is sued by the owners of Specialty Records. Their suit accuses Fogerty of plagiarizing the song “Good Golly, Miss Molly” in his song “Travelin’ Band,” but it’s later dropped. 1972 – In Adelaide, Australia, Joe Cocker and six members of his band are arrested after police allegedly discover marijuana and heroin in their dressing rooms. Cocker is later released on bail. 1993 – Rolling Stone magazine ranks the video for Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” as the No.1 video in video history 1994 – At a Pink Floyd concert at London’s Earls Court, a section of seating collapses, injuring several people 1998 – B.B. King picks up a lifetime achievement award at the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. 2003 – Ozzy Osbourne seeks treatment for Parkinson’s Disease-like tremors and postpones a fall European tour, The veteran rock artist says in a statement, “I have been in Boston for the last three weeks, having medical tests for a tremor which has become markedly worse over the last two years.” 2003 – Montreal punk rock fans destroy cars and smash windows after Total Chaos and the Exploited cancel a show. Members of the Exploited were refused admission to Canada. 2003 – Troubled Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland files for divorce from his wife of three years. 2004 - Eric Clapton was banned from driving in France after being caught driving 134mph, 53mph above the speed limit in his Porsche 911 Turbo 2007 - Ted Nugent made a voice cameo on The Simpsons where he was on the phone telling a prisoner voiced by Steve Buscemi to vote no on a fictional proposition that banned crossbows in public schools, a jab on Nugent’s political stance.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Rock Talk - The Darkness

Give your ears a treat and listen to the finest rock interview show in the world. Find a station at or or Joined by Dan Hawkins from The Darkness Part 1 1. The Darkness - Growing on me 2. The Darkness - One way ticket 3. The Darkness - Open fire 4. The Darkness - Girlfriend 5. Queen - Radio ga ga 6. The Darkness - Is it just me Part 2 1. The Darkness - Love is only a feeling 2. The Darkness - Friday night 3. The Darkness - I believe in a thing called love 4. The Darkness - Everybody have a good time 5. The Darkness - The best of me 6. The Darkness - With a woman

Timesweep 15th October

Give your ears a treat and listen to the finest classic rock show in the world. Find a station at or or Part 1 Back to 1965 1. The Beatles - The night before 2. The Rolling Stones - Get your kicks on route 66 3. The Animals - Don't let me be misunderstood 4. Them - Gloria 5. The Who - I can't explain 6. The Yardbirds - For your love 7. The Kinks - All day and all of the night 8. Bob Dylan - Like a rolling stone Part 2 Back to 1967 1. Cream - Strange brew 2. Love - Alone again or 3. Van Morrison - Brown eyed girl 4. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Little wing 5. Eric Burdon - San Franciscan nights 6. The Rolling Stones - She's a rainbow Part 3 Back to 1985 1. Queen - One vision 2. David Lee Roth - California girls 3. Y&T - Summertime girls 4. ZZ Top - Rough boy Part 4 1. Heart - Never 2. Gary Moore & Phil Lynott - Out in the fields 3. Motley Crue - Home sweet home Part 5 1. Marillion - Lavender 2. Dio - Rock and roll children 3. Dire Straits - Money for nothing 4. Aerosmith - Sweet emotion Part 6 This week in rock history 1. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo chille 2. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird Part 7 1. John Lennon - Stand by me 2. Rolling Stones - Emotional rescue 3. The Who - Who are you Part 8 This week's birthdays 1. Bachman Turner Overdrive - Rock is my life 2. Grateful Dead - Touch of grey 3. Stealers Wheel -Star 4. Tom Petty - I won't back down Part 9 An hour looking at the complex subject that is men 1. Heart - Magic man 2. ZZ Top - Sharp dressed man 3. Spencer Davis Group - I'm a man 4. Joe Jackson - Real men Part 10 1. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple man 2. Bob Dylan - Mr Tambourine Man 3. Neil Young - Southern man Part 11 1. Nirvana - The man who sold the world 2. REM - Man in the moon 3. Fleetwood Mac - Man of the world

Brit Rock 15th October

Give your ears a treat and listen to the finest mainstream rock show in the world. Find a station at or or 1. Viva - Falling in love 2. T.N.T. - Everyone's a star 3. Robin George - Heartline Myles Kennedy previews the new Alter Bridge album, The Last Hero 4. Alter Bridge - Show me a leader 5. Alter Bridge - My champion 6. The Pixies - Head carrier 7. Crosby, Stills Nash & Young - Ohio 8. Marillion - Eldorado 2 - the gold 9. Genesis - Many too many 10. Muse - Starlight 11. Radiohead - Just 12. Weezer - Buddy Holly 13. Alcatrazz - Hiroshima mon amor 14. The Rods - Let them eat metal 15. The Mono LP's - Love and hate 16. Arctic Monkeys - Do I wanna know 17. Bad Llama - The wolf you feed 18. Krokus - Screaming in the night 19. Glenn Hughes - Heavy 20. Deep Purple - Might just take your life 21. Vinnie Moore - Faith 22. The Scorpions - Coast to coast 23. Fastway - Say what you will 24. UFO - Doctor doctor 25. Saxon - Wheels of steel It's an hour of rockers from Sweden in hour three 1. Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising force 2. Treat - Roar 3. Tone Norum - Built on dreams 4. Style - Question of time 5. Bonafide - Dirt bound 6. Crazy Lixx - 21 'till I die 7. Europe - Superstitious 8. Alien - Onlky one woman 9. Grand Design - Air it out 10. Erika - In the arms of a stranger 11. Aces High - Jungle of love 12. The Hives - Hate to say I told you so 13. Tom Jones & The Cardigans - Burning down the house 14. Europe- Carrie

Today in rock history 13th October

1941 – Neil Aspinall is born. He first worked for the Beatles as a road manager, then later ran their Apple Corps. George Harrison once said he was a candidate for the title of “fifth Beatle.” 1944 - Robert Lamm-keyboardist for Chicago born 1947 – The red rocker Sammy Hagar, who has also performed with Montrose and Van Halen, is born in Monterey, Calif. 1963 – Beatlemania begins as the Beatles appear on the BBC’s Sunday Night at the Palladium show. Some 15 million people watch the programme, with thousands crowding the streets around the London theatre to get a look at the band. 1965 – The Who recorded ‘My Generation’, at Pye studios, London. When released as a single it reached No.2 on the UK chart, held off the No.1 position by The Seekers ‘The Carnival Is Over’. Roger Daltrey would later say that he stuttered the lyrics to try to fit them to the music. 1970 – Janis Joplin’s ashes were scattered at Stinson Beach in Marin County, California. 1975 – In Los Angeles, Neil Young has a growth scraped from his vocal cords. 1978 – Led Zeppelin begin rehearsing in preparation for a new album. The band would release In Through the Out Door in 1979. 1987 – David Bowie played the first of two nights at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California on the North American leg of The Glass Spider Tour. 1998 – Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Center in Antigua opens. The addiction recovery center charges $9,000 for a 29-day recovery program. The next year, Clapton auctions off his collection of guitars to benefit the center. 2000 – In Arkansas, Don Henley is sued by a fan who says he hit her on the head with a maraca at a concert after she tried to take a flash photograph of him. 2000 – Carlos Santana is presented with the key to the city of Tijuana, Mexico. 2003 – Aussie rockers Silverchair issue a statement denying that they’ve split up. 2008 – In a video message on his website, Ringo Starr announced that he no longer has time to sign autographs and asked fans not to send him any mail at all.

Today in rock history Wednesday October

1957 – Little Richard publicly renounces rock `n’ roll and embraces Christianity during a tour in Australia. 1970 – Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” debuts on Broadway. 1971 – Early rock’n’roller Gene Vincent of “Be Bop A Lula” fame dies at age 36 from a ruptured stomach ulcer. 1975: Rod Stewart performed his final concert with The Faces at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. 1978 – Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. 1987: Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider announced that he was leaving the band. Snider later reunited with Twisted Sister ten years later. 1991 – Nirvana’s album, “Nevermind” hits No. 1 on the Chart Toppers Album chart, going gold. The same day, Nirvana plays “Saturday Night Live.” 1999 – David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young appear at New York’s Madison Square Garden to announce their forthcoming album and CSNY2K tour. 2001 – Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group’s Web site states, “Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland will continue to pursue their respective musical careers.” 2005 – Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee suffered minor burns at a concert in Casper, Wyoming during a pyrotechnics explosion. Lee was treated at a local hospital for the injuries to his arm and face, which occurred while he was suspended from a wire 30 feet above the stage. 2011 –Guitar maker ‘Gibson faces criminal investigation over claims it violated environmental laws for importing exotic and protected woods. 2011 – Chickenfoot Announces 5-date tour in Europe.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Today in rock history 11th October

1946 – Born on this day, Gary Mallaber, drums, Steve Miller Band. 1955 – Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash kicked off an eleven date tour of the Southern US states in Abilene, Texas. 1962 – Born on this day, Andy McCoy, Hanoi Rocks. 1962 – Born on this day, Scott Johnson, Gin Blossoms 1965 – The Beatles release their single “Roll Over Beethoven,” a cover of the Chuck Berry classic. 1967 – The Doors appeared at Danbury High School, Danbury, Connecticut. Before group came on stage an announcer told the audience not to leave their seats during the performance or they would be escorted out of the venue. There was also a beauty pageant just prior to The Doors coming on stage. 1967 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono open their joint exhibition Half-a-Wind Show at London’s Lisson Gallery. 1968 – During a Beatles recording session at Abbey Road six saxophonists recorded parts for ‘Savoy Truffle’ for the forthcoming White Album. George Harrison distorted the saxophones to get the desired sound. 1969 – The No. 1 album in America today is Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Green River. 1975 - The first episode of Saturday Night Live then titled Saturday Night premiered on NBC. The episode was hosted by George Carlin, first musical guests were Janis Ian & Billy Preston & the bandleader was Paul Shaffer. 1983 - Kiss performed their first concert without makeup at the Cascais Hall in Lisbon, Portugal. 1990 – Drummer Dave Grohl played his first gig with Nirvana when they appeared at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia. 1997 – Gregg Allman, Bo Diddley, Keb’Mo’, Buddy Guy and John Hiatt are among the musicians who perform at a tribute to Muddy Waters at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. 1999 – Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was released on $5000 bail after facing charges relating to a riot at a gig in North Carolina in 1997. Lee allegedly incited the crowd to attack a guard and had also poured a drink over his head. 2005 – Rod Stewart received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to honour a career spanning more than 40 years. 2005 – Freddie Mercury’s 1974 Rolls Royce was offered for auction on eBay by his family. The Silver Shadow luxury vehicle had already attracted bids of up to £8,400. It came with an unused box of tissues the singer always stored in the car. 2006 – Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2010 - Vince Neil will go to trial on January 6 on drunken driving and speeding charges stemming from his recent arrest.

Today in rock history 10th October

Today in rock history Monday 10th October 1902 – The Gibson Mandolin guitar company was formed. 1939 – The real Eleanor Rigby died in her sleep of unknown causes at the age of 44. 1955 – David Lee Roth is born in Bloomington, Ind 1959 – The Quarry Men played at the Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool. 1960 – Born on this day, Eric Martin, singer, Mr. Big 1970 – Black Sabbath were at No.1 on the UK chart with their second album ‘Paranoid.’ 1978 – Joe Perry and Steve Tyler from Aerosmith were injured after a cherry bomb was thrown on stage during a gig in Philadelphia. The group performed behind a safety fence for the rest of the tour. 1979 – Fleetwood Mac were awarded a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.. 1980 – The funeral took place of Led Zeppelin’s drummer John Bonham. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarist’s Jimmy Page’s house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption. 1987: ZZ Top announced that they made an advance booking for the first passenger flight to the Moon. 1992 – Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash (Saul Hudson) marries Renee Suran in Marina Del Rey, Calif. 1995 - Peter Frampton released the long awaited follow-up to his record-setting live album released 19 years earlier. Its title: Frampton Comes Alive II. 2006 – Sting releases “Songs From the Labyrinth,” an album of 16th century lute songs. 2011 – Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell tied the knot.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Today in rock history 9th October

1940 – John Lennon is born in Liverpool 1944 – John Entwistle of the Who is born in London 1948 – Jackson Browne is born in Heidelberg, West Germany. 1971 – This evening, John Lennon celebrates his 31st birthday in a New York hotel room that includes guests Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, and Phil Spector. Everybody gets very drunk. 1975 – Sean Lennon is born this day 1976 – Rather differing philosophies are on display at Oakland-Alameda County Stadium, where the Who and the Grateful Dead co-headline. 1977 – The Clash delay the start of a concert in Sweden after a bomb scare 1978 – David Bowie releases his live album Stage 2000 – John Lennon’s views on everything from the breakup of the Beatles to his attitude toward revolution and drugs, deemed too controversial to print 30 years before, are revealed in a the book “Lennon The Complete Rolling Stone Interviews.” 2000 – On what would have been Beatles frontman John Lennon’s 60th Birthday, the John Lennon Museum opens to the public. Braving heavy rains, about 1,200 people line up around the museum in Tokyo 2001 – U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie Boys. 2001: Bob Dylan was refused backstage access to his own concert at the Jackson County Exposition Center in Medford, OR for not presenting his pass. Dylan requested tighter security during this tour & the guards that didn’t recognize him were thrown out. 2003 – Limp Bizkit are sued by 172 fans for storming off stage at the Summer Sanitarium tour’s Chicago stop after only playing 17 minutes. The band had been bombarded with garbage. 2003 – Singer Jon Stevens leaves INXS over musical differences. He originally joined the “Need You Tonight” band in 2002 following the death of Michael Hutchence. 2006 – U2 leave the Island label–their home for nearly 25 years–for Mercury. 2010 – In honour of John Lennon’s 70th Birthday on Saturday October 9, 2010, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and BoxofVision LLC will today seal three authorized time capsules to carry his legacy to future generations.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Today in rock history 8th October

1948 – Johnny Ramone – the Ramones’ famed one-chord guitarist – is born in Long Island, N.Y. His real name is John Cummings. 1957 – Jerry Lee Lewis cuts “Great Balls of Fire” after a lengthy dispute with his producer over whether he was supposed to be playing the devil’s music. 1964 – Ringo Starr successfully passes his driving test on the same day the Beatles have their first recording session for “I Feel Fine.” 1966 - Cream drummer Ginger Baker collapsed during a concert at Sussex University in the U.K. after a twenty minute drum solo on “Toad”. 1968 – The Beatles work on recording “The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill,” and Yoko Ono cuts the first female “lead vocal” on a Beatles song. 1977 – Jimmy Page plays down rumors of a Led Zeppelin split at the band’s Swan Song offices. He lashes out at the press, which accused him of dabbling in black magic. 1987 – Chuck Berry receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame the same day that Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll, a documentary about a Berry tribute concert organized by Keith Richards, premieres. 1988 – Keith Richards, probably fully recovered from doing battle with Chuck Berry, performs on Saturday Night Live. 1988 – Farewell to Dark Side of the Moon. The Pink Floyd album finally drops out of the Billboard 200 chart, 741 weeks after it first debuted there. 1994 – U2, Iggy Pop, Cheap Trick, and others perform on the pay-per-view special A Tribute to Elvis. 2004 – The Strokes, Blondie, Sonic Youth, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Joan Jett perform at a charity tribute to the Ramones in New York. 2006 – The Killers started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Sam’s Town’ the US bands second album. 2010 – Ozzy Osbourne has blasted religious leaders in Kansas for using the lyrics to his song “Crazy Train” to promote messages of hate and evil. The rocker was appalled when he learned that members of the Westboro Baptist Church had paraphrased lyrics from the song 2010 - A Weezer anti-fan has launched an online campaign to stop the band from releasing another album – and he’s hoping to raise $10 million to silence them. Weezer anti-fan, from Seattle, Washington claims he was inspired by friends who are fans of the “Buddy Holly” rockers but disappointed by their recent musical offerings. 2010 - According to, AC/DC have beaten Nirvana, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Beatles in an online poll to find the best acts of all time.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Today in rock history 7th October

1945 – Kevin Godley, drummer with 10cc and later a respected video director, is born in Manchester 1949 – Bassist Dave Hope of Kansas is born in Kansas 1951 – John Mellencamp is born in Seymour, Ind. He is given the name Johnny Cougar by David Bowie’s manager, Tony DeFries. 1953 – Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres is born 1966 – Johnny Kidd, he of Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, dies in a car accident in Radcliff, England. 1967 – The Beatles turn down a million-dollar offer to play Shea Stadium again. 1970 – Ned Kelly, the second film starring Mick Jagger, is released in Britain. 1975 – John Lennon can finally stay in the U.S. The U.S. Court of Appeals in New York rules that his 1968 pot bust is an invalid excuse for forcing him to leave America. 1977 – David Bowie releases Heroes, the second album in his trilogy recorded with Brian Eno. 1977 – Guitarist Steve Hackett leaves Genesis to start a solo career. 1978 – On today’s singles chart, Boston’s “Don’t Look Back” peaks at No. 4, while Exile continue to hold the No. 1 spot with “Kiss You All Over.” 1980 – A court rules that the death of John Bonham, Led Zeppelin’s drummer, was accidental. 1982 – Jimmy Page is found guilty of cocaine possession. He’s given a 12-month conditional discharge. 1989 – Jefferson Airplane perform a benefit for the San Francisco Food Bank. All you have to do to get in is donate a can of food. 1996 – Bruce Springsteen’s solo show at Charlotte, N.C.’s Ovens Auditorium sells out in eight minutes. He’s promoting his Ghost of Tom Joad album 1997 – Continuing a verbal sparring match which started earlier in the month, Elton John replies to Keith Richards’ charge that John’s only claim to fame is “writing songs for dead blondes.” John shoots back, “He’s so pathetic, poor thing. It’s like a monkey with arthritis, trying to go onstage and look young.” 1998 - Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, Meat Loaf & Joe Strummer of The Clash were among the guest stars on South Park. They appeared as musicians whose careers were boosted by Chef’s advice & played a benefit concert for him. 2004 – Poison’s C. C. DeVille is named the worst guitarist soloist of all time by Guitar World magazine. Exhibit A is his nine-minute solo from Swallow This … Live! 2004 – Melissa Etheridge reveals that she has breast cancer. 2009 – KISS founding drummer Peter Criss announced on his official website that last year he was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Today in rock history 6th October

1951 – REO Speedwagon singer Kevin Cronin is born in Evanston, Ill. 1964 – The Beatles record 13 takes of “Eight Days a Week.” It’s the first time Lennon and McCartney have gone into the studio with an incomplete song, then finish it during the recording process. 1966 – Big Brother & the Holding Company perform at the Love Pageant Rally in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. 1966 - Tommy Stinson-bassist for The Replacements and Guns N’ Roses born 1967 – California police close down San Francisco’s Matrix club during a performance by Big Brother & the Holding Company. 1967 – The UFO Club closes in London. Formerly the Blarney Club, the venue became a favorite of psychedelic bands like Pink Floyd. 1969 – Record buyers are shocked to discover that the latest Beatles single wasn’t written by Lennon and McCartney. Instead, George Harrison’s “Something” is the A-side that lands in record shops today. 1980 – In Dublin, former Sex Pistols singer Johnny Lydon is arrested after allegedly getting involved in a bar room brawl. He is later acquitted on appeal. 1994 – Glenn Frey goes under the knife today, enduring surgery on his colon. 1998 – Bruce Springsteen is in court today – a British court. He’s trying to prevent Masquerade Music from selling a CD called Before the Fame. 2002 - Mick Jagger donated $170,000 to his old grammar school in Dartford, U.K. for musical instruments and a band director. 2003 – School of Rock, starring burly Tenacious D comic Jack Black as a metalhead-turned-substitute teacher, tops the U.S. box office. 2003 – One-time Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth drops his lawsuit against the band. Roth was seeking over $200,000 in unpaid royalties. 2005 – A Rolling Stones concert at the University of Virginia is stopped after the venue receives a bomb threat. The concert continues after bomb-sniffing dogs survey the stage.

Rock Talk - Ronnie Platt, Kansas

Only a fool would choose to listen to pale imitations, find a station at or or Part 1 1. Kansas - Carry on my wayward son 2. Kansas - With this heart 3. Kansas - Point of know return 4. Kansas - Play the game tonight 5. Kansas - Nobody's home Part 2 1. Kansas - People of the south wind 2. Kansas - The unsung heroes 3. Kansas - Dust in the wind 4. Kansas - Fight fire with fire 5. Kansas - Portrait he knew 6. Kansas - Musicatto

Timesweep 1st October

Only a fool would choose to listen to pale imitations, find a station at or or Part 1 Back to 1990 1. ACDC - Thunderstruck 2. Jeff Lynne - Every little thing 3. Gary Moore - Walkin' by myself 4. Extreme - Hole hearted 5. Billy Idol - Cradle of love 6. Faith No More - From out of nowhere Part 2 1. Fish - State of mind 2. Aerosmith - Janie's got a gun 3. The Quireboys - Hey you 4. Black Crowes - Hard to handle 5. Guns 'N' Roses - Sweet child of mine Part 3 This week in history 1. The Who - My generation 2. Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer 3. Led Zeppelin - Dazed and confused Part 4 1. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate son 2. Run DMC & Aerosmith - Walk this way 3. Huey Lewis And The News - Jacob's ladder 4. Pink Floyd - See Emily play Part 5 This week's birthdays 1. Sammy Hagar - I can't drive 55 2. Moody Blues - Question 3. Bachman Turner Overdrive - You ain't seen nothing yet 4. Chuck Berry - Come on Part 6 Country rock 1. Poco - Call it lopve 2. Charlie Daniels Band - The devil went down to Georgia 3. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet home Alabama 4. The Eagles - Take it easy Part 7 A quick look back to 1988 1. U2 - Desire 2. REM - Orange crush 3. Robert Plant - Heaven knows Part 8 The telephone and all related communication matters 1. Blondie - Call me 2. Foreigner - Love on the telephone 3. Steely Dan - Rikki don't lose that number 4. Dr Hook - Sylvia's mother Part 9 Time to put on your dancing shoes 1. The Sweet - Ballroom blitz 2. Led Zeppelin - Dancing days 3. Genesis - I can't dance 4. Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the dark Part 10 1. Van Halen - Dance the night away 2. David Bowie - John I'm only dancing 3. Thin Lizzy - Dancing in the moonlight 4. Billy Idol - Dancing with myself 5. Poison - Your mama don't dance Part 11 1. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Mary Jane's dance 2. Aerosmith - Shut up and dance 3. The Kinks - Don't forget to dance 4. Love Sculpture - Sabre dance

Brit Rock 8th October

Only a fool would choose to listen to pale imitations, find a station at or or 1. The Rolling Stones - Paint it black 2. Cream - I feel free 3. Buffalo Springfield - For what it's worth 4. Simon & Garfunkel - The sound of silence 5. ? & The Mysterons - 96 tears 6. Bob Dylan - I want you 7. Kee Marcello - Don't miss you much 8. Europe - The final countdown 9. Twister - Monroe 10. Queen - Save me 11. Gary Moore - Still got the blues 12. Sting - I can't stop thinking about you 13. The Police - Synchronicity 2 It's a look at the new album from Led Zeppelin, BBC sessions 14. Led Zeppelin - Communication breakdown 15. Led Zeppelin - Something else 16. Led Zeppelin - Black dog 17. Led Zeppelin - Sunshine woman 18. Led Zeppelin - Immigrant song 19. Led Zeppelin - Travelling riverside blues 20. Led Zeppelin - The girl I love got long, black, wavey hair 21. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to heaven 22. Peter Gabriel - Games without frontiers Hour three and we say yeehaw with an hour of country rock 1. The Eagles - Take it easy 2. America - Horse with no name 3. Steve Earle - Copperhead Road 4. Johnny Cash - Ring of fire 5. Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown 6. The Byrds - Chestnut mare 7. The Band - Rag mama rag 8. Charlie Daniels Band - The devil went down to Georgia 9. Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe 10. The Monkees - Listen to the band 11. Poco - Rose of Cimmaron 12. Alison Moorer - Send down an angel 13. Chely Wright - Shut up and drive 14. Kings Of Leon - Beautiful war

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Today in rock history 5th October

1943 – Steve Miller is born in Milwaukee. 1947 – ACDC singer Brian Johnson is born 1949 – Brian Connolly, vocalist with Sweet is born in Hamilton, Scotland. 1954 – Bob Geldof is born in Dublin, Ireland. 1962 – In the U.K., the Beatles release their first single, “Love Me Do.” 1963 – On today’s edition of BBC Radio’s Saturday Club, Bo Diddley performs backed by Stones Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts. 1966 - Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding played together for the first time. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was formed shortly thereafter. 1969 – Tonight on The Ed Sullivan Show, you watch the Who doing their best to behave themselves. 1970 – Violinist Papa John Creach joins Jefferson Airplane 1970 – Prince Rupert Lowenstein is made the Rolling Stones’ financial adviser 1988 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Love Bites,” Def Leppard. 1991 – Two albums by the group Guns N’ Roses debut in the top positions on Chart Toppers’s album chart. “Use Your Illusion II” debuts at No. 1, followed by “Use Your Illusion I.” 1999 – Paul McCartney releases Run Devil Run. The collection of rock ‘n’ roll covers originally recorded by artists like Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley is his first album since the death of his wife, Linda, in 1998. 2003 – Ted Nugent becomes the star of his own reality show, Surviving Nugent, which airs on VH1. On the programme, the Nuge introduces a bunch of cossetted city slickers to his blood ‘n’ thunder backwoods lifestyle.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Today in rock history 4th October

1947 - Jim Fielder-bassist for Blood, Sweat & Tears is born 1961 – Bob Dylan makes his concert hall debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall, earning $20 for the night. Of the 53 people that attended, most were friends. 1963 – Eric Clapton replaces Anthony Topham in the Yardbirds. 1963 – The Beatles make their first appearance on the UK rock and roll TV show Ready Steady Go!, where they are interviewed by fellow performer, Dusty Springfield. 1968 – One of the original super groups, Cream, a trio consisting of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce, set out on their farewell tour. 1969 – “Abbey Road”, the last album recorded by The Beatles, enters the UK charts at number one. 1969 – Creedence Clearwater Revival started a four week run at the top of the US album chart with “Green River”, the group’s first number one album. 1970 – Janis Joplin is found dead in a room at the Landmark Motel in Hollywood from an accidental heroin overdose. 1974 – Irish rockers Thin Lizzy play their first date with the twin-guitar line-up of Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson in Aberystwyth, Wales. 1975 – Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” LP hits #1 on the US album chart 1980 – Queen had their second US number 1 song when “Another One Bites the Dust” hit the top of the Billboard chart. 1980 – Fleetwood Mac members Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood present the University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band with a platinum record for their contribution to the album “Tusk”. 1988 – Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara Bach fly to Tucson, Arizona to enter an alcohol abuse program. Over six weeks later, they complete the program and return to England. 1990 – Two separate lawsuits are combined on appeal against CBS Records and Ozzy Osbourne by the parents of 17 year old Harold Hamilton and 16 year old Michael Waller, both of whom are alleged to have committed suicide after listening to Osbourne’s “Suicide Solution”. The Supreme Court would refuse to reinstate the case. 1996 - Van Halen announced that former Extreme singer Gary Cherone would be replacing Sammy Hagar. 1999 - Ozzy Osbourne issued a press release asking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to remove Black Sabbath from the ballot. Black Sabbath was later inducted in 2006. 2005 – Michael Gibbins, drummer for Badfinger on their hits “Come And Get It”, “Day After Day” and “No Matter What”, died in his sleep at the age of 56. 2010- Joe Satriani releases 14th Studio Album ‘Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards

Today in rock history 3rd October

1938 – Rock ‘n’ roll teen Eddie Cochran is born in Oklahoma City. 1949 – Fleetwood Mac songwriter Lindsey Buckingham is born in Palo Alto, Calif. 1954 – Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, widely ranked up there with Hendrix, is born in Dallas. 1962 - Tommy Lee-drummer for Motley Crue is born 1967 – Folk legend Woody Guthrie passed away of Huntington’s chorea in a hospital where he had spent the last ten years 1967 – Keith Richards gets a local priest to bless his guard dogs 1969 – John Lennon records “Don’t Worry Kyoko” with the Plastic Ono Band at Lansdowne Recording Studios in Britain. The song later appears on Lennon and Ono’s Wedding Album. 1970 – Janis Joplin listens to a playback of the instrumental “Buried Alive in the Blues,” for which she intends to cut a vocal for her album Pearl. She dies the next day. 1970 – Cream’s Jack Bruce teams up with John McLaughlin, Larry Young, and Tony Williams to form the fusion group Lifetime. 1972 – Led Zeppelin play their second night at Tokyo’s Budokan Hall during a tour of Japan. 1978 – The members of Aerosmith bailed thirty fans out of jail after they had been arrested for smoking pot during an Aerosmith concert at the Fort Wayne Coliseum. 1982 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Jack & Diane,” John Cougar. 1992 – Sinead O’Connor did her career some major damage when she appeared on US TV’s Saturday Night Live and held up an 8″ x 10″ color photo of Pope John Paul II, ripped it into pieces and said, “Fight the real enemy.” 2000 – 45-year-old Mark David Chapman, the man who twenty years earlier fired five shots into John Lennon’s back, faces the parole board. Parole for John Lennon’s murderer is denied. 2000 – Benjamin Orr, former bassist and singer of the Cars, dies at his home in Atlanta from pancreatic cancer. He is 53. 2003 – School of Rock, starring Tenacious D’s Jack Black, opens in theatres around the country. 2006 – The U.S. Supreme Court throws out a lawsuit by Vinnie Vincent against his former bandmates in KISS. Vincent alleged he was owed royalties from the 1983 album Lick It Up. 2007 – The Rolling Stones set a new record for the top grossing tour of all time when their A Bigger Bang tour, which ran from the Fall of 2005 to August 26, 2007, earned the band a staggering $558,255,524.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Today in rock history 2nd October

1945 – Don McLean is born in New Rochelle, N.Y. 1950 – Guitarist Mike Rutherford is born this day 1951 – Sting (Gordon Sumner) is born in Wallsend, 1964 – At London’s Granville Theatre the Beatles rehearse for a taping of the American pop show Shindig! 1965 – Tonight’s episode of Shindig! is America’s first chance to see the Who, performing “I Can’t Explain.” 1965 – Manfred Mann are allowed into the Soviet Union and become the first Western rock band to tour there. 1967 – Police raid the Grateful Dead’s house at 710 Ashbury St. in San Francisco and bust the band’s members on charges of marijuana possession. They are released on bail after six hours in jail and later cleared of charges, as the police had failed to obtain a search warrant. 1969 – John Lennon disses his own company in an interview, saying that Apple is like a black hole that sucks up his earnings as an artist. 1971 – Rod Stewart enjoyed a two sided, US number one record with “Maggie May / “Reason To Believe”. 1976 – Joe Cocker is the musical guest on tonight’s Saturday Night Live. During his rendition of “Feelin’ Alright,” Cocker impressionist John Belushi comes out and duets with him. 1977 – The Electric Circus, a well-known punk club in Manchester closes. 1977 – Gene Simmons picks up a platinum record for his self-titled solo debut 1982 – Peter Gabriel performs with Genesis for the first time since leaving the band in 1975. Phil Collins and the gang join him at a concert to benefit WOMAD. The concert saves Gabriel’s ailing world music organization. 1985 – Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” tour ends with the last of four shows at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. 1993 – Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell” enters the Billboard LP chart, where it will go on to reach number one. 1995 – Journey announce that they’ve decided to re-form 1998 – Cheap Trick are inducted into the Hollywood Rockwalk 1999 – John Paul Jones, former bass player with Led Zeppelin, plays his first solo concert in Galway, Ireland. 2003 – Radiohead makes it a hat-trick of wins when it wins the “best act in the world today” award for the third-year running at the Q Awards in London. 2003 – The Offspring announce Rocket from the Crypt drummer Atom Willard will fill the stool vacated by Ron Welty earlier in the year. 2003 – Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx sues sneaker maker Vans, alleging they used his image in an ad without permission. 2004 – Billy Joel marries for the third time. The lucky bride is Kate Lee 2004: During a Pearl Jam concert in Toledo, OH as part of the Vote for Change tour, Neil Young & Peter Frampton made surprise appearances to perform “All Along the Watchtower”, “Act Of Love”, “Cortez The Killer”, & “Rockin’ in the Free World” with Pearl Jam.