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.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Today in Rock Music History

-Johnny Marr, a guitarist with The Smiths, was made a visiting professor of music at University of Salforf in Manchester

Rapper Sticky Fingaz is arrested in New York after police find an unlicensed gun in his hotel room
-U2's Bono has lunch with George W. Bush at the White House
-Alicia Keys tops U.S. album chart with Unplugged
-Yusaf Islam, aka Cat Stevens, is named Songwriter of the Year at the ASCAP Awards in London
-The MTV Video Music Awards Latin America is canceled because of Hurricane Wilma

-Nirvana's Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic appear in public together for democratic rally for presidential candidate John Kerry
-Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart are the lead performers on the soundtrack to the movie "Alfie". Jagger sings lead vocals on 1/3 of the songs, including "Old Habits Die Hard".

-British R&B trio Sugababes finally top the UK singles chart with "Hole in the Head"

-Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti is acquitted of tax evasion in Modena, Italy

Not much happened between 2000 and 1968. So that's why such a big jump in time

-18 year old guitarist Peter Frampton plays with The Small Faces

-The Yardbirds kick off first American tour in New York

-The Beatles spend the day recording their Third Christmas Record
-Tom Petty, as in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is born

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