Classic Rock Almanac July 23, 2016

ANNIVERSARIES

2005-Jimmy Page is among the judges at Riffathon 2005 in London. The event is designed to promote guitar music across the U-K and raise money for the Action for Brazilian Children Trust.

2001-Paul McCartney proposes to his girlfriend, Heather Mills, in England. They plan to wed in 2002.

1992-Bruce Springsteen opens his first U.S. tour in four years with 10 sold-out shows at New Jersey’s 21-thousand seat Brendan Byrne Arena.

1992-Chicago gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1982-Bruce Springsteen gets onstage with The Stray Cats at the Fast Lane in Asbury Park, New Jersey and performs Eddie Cochran‘s “20 Flight Rock,” Gene Vincent‘s “Be-Bop-a-Lula” and Little Richard‘s “Long Tall Sally” with the trio.

1980-Former Grateful Dead keyboardist Keith Godchaux, 32, dies of injuries sustained two days earlier in a car accident in Marin County, California.

1977-Foreigner releases “Cold as Ice.”

1977-Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, manager Peter Grant and two security guards are arrested backstage at the Oakland Coliseum and charged with battery after allegedly beating up three employees of Bill Graham, the group’s Oakland concert promoter. They plead guilty to misdemeanors and an out-of-court settlement for two-million dollars is reached.

1968-The Beatles‘ animated Yellow Submarine film is previewed in Look magazine.

1964-The Beatles perform in London. The Night of a Hundred Stars is a charity fund-raiser with such co-stars as Sir Laurence Olivier and Judy Garland. The Beatles play a set and also act out a “flying ballet sketch.”

1955-Chuck Berry releases “Maybellene” on Chess Records. A month later, it becomes his first hit.

BIRTHDAYS

Slash (Saul Hudson) – 51 years old
Solo/Velvet Revolver/ex-Slash’s Snakepit/ex-Guns n’ Roses guitarist. Born in 1965.

Martin Gore – 55 years old
Depeche Mode keyboardist-guitarist. Born in 1961.

 












 

 

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