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, November 17, 2011

Today in Rock Music History

-Britney Spears files for divorce from Kevin Federline

-Eminem tops the album charts with Encore, which was rush-released to combat CD piracy
-A memorial service is held for Ol' Dirty Bastard at Harlem's St. James Presbyterian Church. Nice name
-Michael Colombier, a French composer who co-wrote the music for Prince's Purple Rain movie, dies in LA at 65

-Britney Spears becomes the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
-Blued duo the Black Keys are forced to cancel a European tour after Dan Auebach fractures bone in his foot
-Meat Loaf is rushed to hospital after collapsing during a London concert.
-Country singer Don Gibson dies at 75 in Nashville.
-Michelle Branch cancels 10 concerts after coming down with a throat condition

-Rumors leak to the press that record exec Clive Davis is about to be removed from Arista, the label he founded after power struggle with owner

-Jewel releases her 2nd album Spirit

-Bob Dylan spends first 2 day taping an episode of MTV Unplugged at New York's Sony Studios

-David Crosby crashes mototcycle in LA and breaks shoulder, left leg and anfd ankle
-The 7th annual Music Industry Tennis Party is held to benefit the T.J Martell Foundation at the National Tennis Center in New York's Flushing Meadow.

-During a concert in LA, U2's Bono pulls a person from the audience to sing along to the band's version of People Get Ready.

-Guitarist Isaac Hanson of the teen trio is born

-Abba top the British album charts with their Greatest Hits Vol. 2
-Bass player John Glascock dies in London of a heart attack. He was a 26 year old member of Jethro Tull

-Led Zepp. records 2 takes of their new song All My Love.

-Abba begin their European tour in Copenhagen

-Bob Dylan records at the Record Plant with professional beats Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky
-The Faces release their 3rd album A Nod Is As Good As a Wink to a Blind Horse. Stupid name for an album

-Tune into New York's WPLJ-FM tonight and you can hear a live broadcast of an Elton John concert.

-Monkee Davy Jones gets into botique business
-Ronnie Devoe of New Edition is born in Boston

-Amanda Brown, with Australia's Go-Betweens, is born

-Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet singer Gene Pitney at a taping of the British pop program Thank Your Lucky Stars. It's a year before Jagger and Richards begin writing songs for their own group.
-In Guildford, England, a headmasters says that students turning up to Clark's Grammar School with Beatles haircuts will be sent home

-DJ Alan Freed learns today that his trial for inciting a riot has been postponed until January

-Elvis Presley tops the charts in the US with Love Me Tender

-Singer Pete Cox of Go West in born in London

-The Nazz vocalist Robert "Stewkey" Antoni is born

-Jethrol Tull lead guitarist Martin Barre is born in Lancashire, England

-Bob Gaudio, who wrote alot of the songs for The Four Seasons, is born in the Bronx, N.Y

-Byrds guitarist Gene Clark is born in Tipton, Mo.

-Folk singer Gordon Lightfoot is born in Orillia, Ontario.

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