Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Today in Rock Music History

-Weezer sues the Miller Brewing Co. for using the band's geeky image for an ad in Rolling Stone Magazine

-Kanye West's Gold Digger tops US singles chart for a 4th week

- U2's Bono addresses the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, England. He tells the delegates to "get real" about AIDS and world poverty

-Ozzy Osbourne announces he is writing a Broadway musical based on the life of Rasputin, the mad monk of Russia
-City officials in St. Petersburg, Fl pass a law banning public suicides after rock band Hell on Earth reveal a fan will kill himself during a concert to be Webcast

-In Las Vegas, Kid Rock joins Phish on stage to perform Sugar Hill Gang's Rapper's Delight and AC/DC's You Shook Me All Night Long

-Rap group OutKast release their ambitious Aquemini album
-R. Kelly releases double album R.

-Leaving us in no doubt that grunge had better hurry up and take over, blonde twins Nelson rise to the tops of the charts with (Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection

-The Mile High Band are wowing the locals at a saloon in Prescott, Ariz.

-After the death of his friend, T.Rex member Marc Bolan, David Bowie sets up a trust fund for the glam rocker's son Roland
-James Brown's band says that he is cheap. So they walk out on him and he hires another band.

-Cat Stevens plays a sold out Shrine Auditorium in L.A.

-BBC Radio broadcasts a production of Shakespeare's King Lear at 7:30 pm. And John Lennon plays the song I Am the Walrus with it
-Grateful Dead gains a new drummer named Mickey Hart
-The Rolling Stones say goodbye to manager Andrew Loog Oldham

-At London's Birdland Club, Eric Burdon and the Animals are holding auditions for  a new guitarist.

-The Beatles spend the day recording Every Little Thing

-The Everly Brothers start a British tour

-Future Dylan biographer Robert Shelton catches one of Dylan's concert

-RCA Records says they got 856,000 advance orders for Elvis's single Love Me Tender
-Suzzy Roche, a folk musician, is born in Bronxville, N.Y.

-Grand Funk Railiroad's Mark Farner is born in Flint, Mich.

-Peter Hope-Evans, from British band Medicine Head, is born

- Folk singer Anne Briggs is born
-TV theme song writer Mike Post is born
-Florida R&B singer Tommy Tat is born
-Jerry Lee Lewis is born

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