Thursday, 11 May 2017
Today in rock history 11th May
1935 – Kit Lambert, who helped introduced the Who’s Pete Townshend to the mod phenomenon as the band’s manager, is born. He also produced albums like The Who Sell Out and Tommy. 1941 – Eric Burdon of The Animals is born in Tyneside, 1947 – Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks is born in Jacksonville, Fla. 1963 -The English music press is picking up on the Rolling Stones. In today’s New Record Mirror appears an article headlined “The Rolling Stones – Genuine R&B.” 1964 – The Rolling Stones are refused lunch at a hotel in Bristol, England, because they are not wearing jackets and ties. 1967 – The Beatles cut “Baby You’re a Rich Man” at Olympia Studios. It’s the first time they’ve recorded outside of Abbey Road. 1967 – Jimi Hendrix hits UK chart with The Wind cries Mary. 1970 – The Who release Live at Leeds. The Beatles release their single “The Long and Winding Road.” Both compete in the shops with the Woodstock soundtrack. 1972 – In a TV interview with Dick Cavett, John Lennon says he thinks the FBI is tapping his phone as part of a plan to have him deported from the U.S. 1974 – Backstage at Elvis’ L.A. Forum concert, the King meets rising combo Led Zeppelin. Robert Plant and Presley sing “Love Me” together. 1975 – Gregg Allman, a future Mr. Cher, appears on her TV variety show. 1977 – Iggy Pop releases ‘The Idiot’ and it hits #30 in the UK and #32 in the US. The album is produced by David Bowie. 1981 – Reggae star Bob Marley dies of cancer in a Miami hospital at the age of 36. 1995 – Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunite for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan in Austin, Texas, the late blues guitarist’s hometown 1996 – During a Smashing Pumpkins concert at a Dublin rock club, a girl is crushed to death in the mosh pit. 2003 – Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2005 – Nine Inch Nails’ With Teeth debuts at No. 1, and a rare smile cracks Trent Reznor’s face. 2008 - Rush’s original drummer John Rutsey died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack due to complications from diabetes. He was 55 years old.