Today’s Question: Hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner turns 65 years old today (August 2nd).
Turner has sung with two Ritchie Blackmore-led groups. He did three studio albums with Rainbow and one with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Deep Purple. What is its title?
a) Perfect Strangers
b) The House of Blue Light
c) Slaves and Masters
d) The Battle Rages On…
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2008-John Fogerty starts a North American tour in Moncton, Canada on a bill with the Eagles.
2004-Led Zeppelin decline to allow their Live Aid performance to be included on an upcoming D-V-D because they consider their performance to have been sub-standard. Instead, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant pledge proceeds from a forthcoming Page and Plant D-V-D to charity, while John Paul Jones donates his proceeds from his current U-S tour with Mutual Admiration Society.
1987-Billy Joel performs in Leningrad
1978-Neil Young marries Pegi Morton. Pegi Young will go on to co-found the Bridge School, for which Neil plays an annual benefit concert.
1975-“One of These Nights” by The Eagles hits number-one on the Billboard singles chart.
1971-Paul McCartney releases “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey,” his first post-Beatles number-one hit.
1969-Bob Dylan and his wife Sara show up unexpectedly at his 10-year high school reunion in Hibbing, Minnesota. They leave when a drunk tries to pick a fight with him.
1968-The Doors and The Who share a bill before 16-thousand fans at the Singer Bowl in Flushing Meadows Park (site of the 1964-’65 World’s Fair) in New York. The Doors take the stage to thunderous approval-and perform to a rowdy crowd. When a broken chair is thrown onstage, Jim Morrison throws it back. By the time the show ends, 20 policemen are on stage to keep order and protect the band.
1968-The Beatles finish recording “Hey Jude” by adding the final overdubs at Abbey Road.
1964-The Beatles get a positive movie review from Associated Press critic Bob Thomas. “The surprise is that [A Hard Day’s Night is] good….the longhaired quartet may be with us for a long time to come–not as freaks but as qualified entertainers.”
1963-In London, 17-year-old guitarist Eric Clapton quits The Roosters to form Casey Jones and the Engineers.
1961-The Beatles become regular headliners at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, where they’ll perform about 300 times in the next two years.
Andy Fairweather Low – 68 years old
The Welsh guitarist-producer was in Amen Corner and has since worked with Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Bill Wyman and Roger Waters. Born in 1948.
Jim Capaldi – Died in 2005
The drummer-vocalist joined Steve Winwood, Dave Mason and Chris Wood in Traffic. He also released more than a dozen solo albums that yielded such minor hits as “It’s Alright” and “That’s Love.” He died of stomach cancer on January 28th, 2005 at 60. Born in 1944.
c) Slaves and Masters