Tag Archives: love rock music

On This Day – Rolling Stones Riot!

Tweet On this day in 1964 The Rolling Stones played the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, UK and the show ended in a riot. In Response the council banned The Stones from ever playing there again. The Stones in 1964 was not the all conquering band that we all came to know and love a few […]

Posted in On This Day | Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , ,

On This day – James Brown Sentenced

Tweet On this day 1988 after being found guilty of various crimes including illegal gun possession (illegal gun possession I thought gun possession was mandatory in the States!), resisting arrest, and assault James Brown is sentenced to 6 years. He is also ordered to play a benefit concert for police and abused children. James Brown […]

Posted in On This Day | Tagged as: , , , ,

On This Day – Like A Rolling Stone

Tweet On this day in 1965 one of Dylan’s most iconic songs was released as a sing.  Like A Rolling Stone at 6 minutes long was considered too long and too ‘heavy’ to be a single and Columbia resisted releasing it.  It was only released after it had been leaked to a popular night club […]

Posted in On This Day | Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , ,

On This Day – Hell Hath No Fury.

Tweet On this day in 1966, The Philippine police pulled their security of the the Fab Four (those impish mop tops so beloved of my mother….) Their crime? They forgot to go and see Imelda Marcos’ collection of shoes. It would seem that when they arrives in the Philippines they were sent an invitation to […]

Posted in On This Day | Tagged as: , , ,

On This Day – The Who Take US By Storm (not really)

Tweet 1967 and The Who start their first US tour, supporting Herman’s Hermits! It is hard to believe that Herman’s Hermits once rivaled the Beatles as the UK’s biggest band.  Child actor Peter Noone (ex Coronation Street) was the lead singer and they had several large (and remarkably dreadful) hit singles. In 1967 The Who […]

Posted in On This Day | Tagged as: , , , ,

Little Feat’s Lowell George Died on this Day 1979

Tweet Lowell George died of a heart attack on this day in 1979. George founded Little Feat at the suggestion of Frank Zappa in 1969 after Zappa heard some of George’s songs. George was in the Mothers at the time and he took Roy Estrada Zappa’s bass player into Little Feat. The line up for […]

Posted in On This Day | Tagged as: , , , ,

That Brought a Smile to their Faces

Tweet What’s in a name?  The band Smile was just not cutting it, perhaps a new name? After much deliberation they decided on the new name and in 1970 gigged with it  for the first time.  Queen was the name, and it seemed to work for them – or it might have had more to […]

Posted in On This Day | Tagged as: , ,

Rocked Around the Clock

Tweet In 1955 on this day Decca Records (remember them?) announced that Billey Hailey had sold More than 3 million records, in just 13 months. These days, when new sensation follows new sensation, it would be unusual for the sale of a single to continue for so long, or to sell so many copies.  Formats […]

Posted in On This Day | Tagged as: , ,

High Heels, Legwarmers, Bikini Pants – Yes Its Prince.

Tweet On this day in 1984 the person that used to like to be known as an artist who once had a name before going a bit strange released a successful album.  Purple Rain was the first album that acknowledged the band and called them the Revolution and supported the film. Why the band was […]

Posted in On This Day | Tagged as: , ,

EC beats Kiss hands down

Tweet EC sold 100 of his guitars to raise money for his drug rehab clinic on this day in 1999.  He raised almost $5,000,000 Kiss sold off some of their memorabilia on this day a year later in 2000.  They raised $876,000. (first day of a 2 day sale). I am no fan of EC […]

Posted in On This Day | Tagged as: , , ,