Robert Taylor's Milestones in Rock

27/01/2017
SAT January 28th 1965
The Who make their first appearance on the British TV rock show "Ready Steady Go!" With the studio audience packed with mods by Who managers Kit Lambert and Pete Stamp. The band's performance helped put the single "I Can't Explain" into the British top-ten.(1965)
1978 Rocker Ted Nugent autographs a man's arm with a bowie knife. The fan had requested it.(1978)
1978 The Doobie Brothers make the first of two appearances on TV's "What's Happening!".(1978)
1982 Jackson Browne and his second wife, Lynne Sweeney, welcome their first child, Ryan Daniel Browne. (1982)
1985 A who's who in the world of music show up at the legendary A&M Studio's in Hollywood. They "check their egos at the door" and record "We Are The World".(1985)
 
SUN January 29th 1967
Jimi Hendrix and The Who perform at a concert at London's Saville Theatre. (1967)
The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger is reportedly in Los Angeles to seek out artists, engineers and others to work for the Stones' new record label to be called Mother Earth. The label is never realized. (1968)
Emerson Lake & Palmer officially split. They reformed in 92' to record a new album Uriah Heeps frontman Dave Byron died. Fired from the band back in 76' Byron was just 38. Free Me 1970's hit (Name: Charles Dickens novel.)
1981 Men @ Work were #1 in The USA, The UK & Australia & NZ with - Down Under.
1983 Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac marries Kim Anderson at her Los Angeles home. They would divorce the following year. (1983)
1992 Blues legend Willie Dixon died of heart failure in Burbank, California. Dixon had influenced a generation of musicians, including the Rolling Stones, and is known for songs like "Back Door Man" and "Little Red Rooster." (1992)
 
MON 30th
Phillip Collins drummer singer and actor – had the biggest selling album in 1990 "But Seriously"
The Beatles made their final public appearance as a group on the roof top of Apple Studios in London. Being filmed for the movie "Let It Be," shut down when police arrive after neighbors complain about the noise. (1969) 1973 today Kiss play their first show, at the Coventary Club in Queens..Paul Stanley recalls that their makeup resembled more of a "New York Dolls look."
Bob Dylan is named commander in France's Order of Arts and Letters by the country's Culture Ministry. (1990)
1930 - In San Bernadino, California Gene hackman was born. Didnt get into acting untill he was well into his 30's. (71)
1948 - The US aviation pioneer Orville Wright died aged 76. He & his brother were the first to officially fly and airplane in the early 1900's. Some claim 2 Kiwi brothers beat them to that massive feat.
 
TUE January 31st
John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) from The Sex Pistols is born. He formed Public Image Ltd PIL after the Pistols demise (1956)
The Clash begin their first U.S. tour with Bo Diddley as their opening act.(1979)
 
Wed February 1st
Universal International Studios offers the Doors $500,000 to star in a feature film. The band also announces plans for an ABC-TV special, a "humor book" by the whole group and a book of lyrics and poetry by Jim Morrison. Only the last project ever happens. (1968) Less than a year after they "retired," Steppenwolf resurrect themselves, with leader John Kay returning although he promises to continue recording as a solo artist. (1973) Led Zeppelin's latest tour of North America must, at the last moment, be postponed indefinitely because of vocalist Robert Plant's trouble with tonsillitis. The tour (which will be the group's last visit to North America, until the '95 Page & Plant show), will finally get under way in late June. (1977) Bob Dylan's film "Renaldo and Clara," a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour mixed with surrealistic fantasy sequences, premieres in Los Angeles. (1978) Glenn Frey makes his acting debut on a Miami Vice episode that's based on his song, "Smuggler's Blues." (1985) The Cars break up. (1988)
 
Thu February 2nd
Graham Nash is born. (1943) Look Magazine uses the opening line of the Beatles' "A Day in the Life"--"I read the news today oh boy"--to headline its look back at the Sixties. (1970) Keith Emerson injures his hands when a rigged piano prematurely explodes during a concert in San Francisco. He suffers various cuts and a broken fingernail. (1974) Van Halen signs with Warner Brothers Records. (1978) Ex-Sex Pistol bass player Sid Vicious dies of a heroin overdose in the New York City apartment of his present girlfriend, Michelle Robinson. The death is ruled an accident. He was 21 years old. (1979) REO Speedwagon, the journeyman band that almost found itself out of deal by the mid-70's, have the biggest album of the year with "Hi-Infidelity," as it goes platinum on this date. It reaches Number One and is there for a total of 14 weeks. (1981)
 
Fri February 3rd
Dave Davies, guitar player with the Kinks, a brother of Ray (they don’t talk now-a-days) is born in London. (1947) You really got me Waterloo Sunset, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Apeman. In 1967 Dave also had a solo hit with Death Of A Clown In the words of Don McLean, "it was the day the music died." Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper are killed when their plane crashes in the Iowa countryside. (1959) 1967 today – Jimi Hendrix recorded Purple Haze The Beatles record Paul McCartney's song "Lady Madonna" at EMI's Abbey Road studios. They accomplished this in just three takes. (1968) John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr hire Allen Klein as the Beatles' business manager. Paul McCartney dissents and the hiring is contributing factor to the group's breakup. (1969) David Bowie begins his first U.S. tour in over a year in Seattle, Washington. Guitar player Earl Slick replaces Mick Ronson and Bowie has shelved the white soul persona for a character he calls the Thin White Duke. (1976)
 
Sat February4th
Vincent Furnier - Alice Cooper is born in Detriot (1944) likes tro play golf and does a lot with good friends Glen Campbell. Friends with the late Groucho Marx Jackie Barnes (born 1986) Jimmy & Janes only Son. Jimmy has another son to an old girl friend – his name is David & he is doing quite well in the music business in Auzz as well. Paul McCartney hires the law firm of Eastman & Eastman, Linda Eastman's father's law firm, as general legal counsel for Apple. This was Paul's response to the hiring of Allen Klein the day before and the beginning of the end for the Fab Four. (1969)
 
SUN February 5th Robert Nesta Marley was born in Jamacia (1945) - 78' Is This Love - Died of cancer in 81' and left no will...10 years later his estate was sold for 11.5 million. Guns N' Roses rocker Duff McKagan is born. (1964) The British tabloid, News of the World, runs the headline "Pop Stars and Drugs -- Facts that Will Shock You." The story reports on LSD parties put on by the Moody Blues and attended by Pete Townsend, Ginger Baker and others. The story quotes Mick Jagger admitting to having used LSD, and claims Jagger took Benzedrine tablets and displayed a quantity of hashish while in the reporter's company. That afternoon, Jagger says his lawyers will file of writ against the tabloid. It's revealed that the "News" reporter overheard Brian Jones talking about drugs in a London disco and mistook him for Jagger. The suit starts a fued between the tabloid and the band which leads to a police raid on Keith Richards' home five days later. (1967) The Beatles "Yellow Submarine" album, the soundtrack to the animated film of that name, is awarded a gold record. The album contains only four previously unreleased Beatles songs: Harrson's "It's All Too Much" and "Only a Northern Song" and Lennon and McCartney's "Hey Bulldog" and "All Together Now." (1969) Neil Young's "Heart Of Gold" is released. (1972) Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" goes gold. (1973) on the 24th birthday of Elton's drummer Nigel Olsen
 
MON February 6th
WAITANGI DAY Waitangi Day The day 1840 (170 years back) European & Maori leaders signed an agreement proclaiming NZ to be under British Sovereignty (protection) . Bill Bailey was born in california. he changed his name to Axl after someone suggested it sounded more rock n roll than Bill.. Axl Rose of Guns & Roses 1962) Joan Jett's "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" enters the charts Billy Idol breaks several bones in a serious motorcycle accident. He had been scheduled to have a major role in Oliver Stone's "The Doors" but because of the accident he had to give it up. (1990)
 
TUES FEB 7th
Alan Lancaster (formewr Bassist from Status Quo) was born. Today he plays with the Party Boys in Auzzie The Beatles arrive at New York's Kennedy Airport for their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." They are greeted by thousands of screaming fans in what is the first demonstration of Beatlemania in America. It was also the day that Baskin-Robbins introduced "Beatle-Nut" ice-cream. (1964) Joe Cocker's version of the Beatles classic "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" peaks at #30 on the pop chart. (1970) The Clash kick off their first American tour at the Berkeley Community Theatre outside San Francisco. Bo Diddley opens and the first song the Clash belts out in America is "I'm so bored with the U.S.A." (1979) Stephen Stills becomes the first rock performer to record on digital equipment in Los Angeles' Record Plant Studio. However, his digital stuff is never released and a singer by the name of Ry Cooder will be the first rock performer to release a digitally recorded record. (1979) Pink Floyd begins one of the more unusual coast-to-coast tours in rock history, playing the first of only 14 shows in Los Angeles. The only other city they would play would be New York. The stage, to promote the band's latest album "The Wall," features a 120 by 60 foot wall made of Styrofoam blocks, which gradually envelops the group as the show goes on. (1980) John Lennon's "Woman" peaks at #1 on the U.K. singles chart. (1981) The Rolling Stones shoot the video for their new single, "Harlem Shuffle" in New York City using dancers and animation. (1986)
 
WED FEB 8th
Ex-Cream guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker and ex-Traffic keyboardist and singer Stevie Winwood announce they are forming a new band and auditioning for a bassist, with the addition of ex-Family bassist Rich Grech, the band will become the "supergroup" Blind Faith. (1969) Vince Neil of Motley Crue is born. (1961) Queen's "Killer Queen" is released. (1975) In London, David Bowie and his wife Angie are divorced after nearly ten years of marriage. David gets custody of their nine-year old son, Zowie. (1980) Angie was the inspiration behind the Rolling Stones song of the same name. The day that scottish scientist / inventor Alexander Graham Bell invented the Telephone 143 years ago in 1876 He was @ 28 years old. He was obsessed with Acoustics
 
Thu Feb 9th
The Beatles make their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" drawing the largest ever U.S. television audience. It's estimated that 73 million people tuned in to watch the band peform five songs including, "I Want To Hold Your Hand." Also performing on the show is future Monkee Davy Jones as part of the cast of "Oliver." (1964) Paul McCartney's new group, Wings make a suprise appearance at England's Nottingham University. The group will continue to go mobile, traveling around England in a bus and playing unannounced in clubs and halls. (1972) Paul McCartney releases a solo album, "Off The Ground." (1993) Mick Jagger releases a solo album called "Wandering Spirit." (1993) 2000 The Million Dollar Hotel," a film co-written by U2 singer Bono, opens the 50th Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival). The movie stars Mel Gibson and Milla Jovavich. (2000)
 
Fri Feb 10th
ZZ Top played their first gig -sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Vince Neill was sacked as lead singer of Motley Crue Van Halen's debut album is released. The LP hit the top-20 and has sold over 6 million copies (as of 1997). It contained the singles "You Really Got Me and "Runnin' With The Devil." (1978) Rod Stewart's disco-tinged single, "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" hits #1 on the pop chart. It would stay there for a month. (1979) Dire Straits' "Sultans Of Swing" is released. (1979) Eric Clapton wraps up an 18 show stand at London's Royal Albert Hall. (1990) Aerosmith's "Janie's Got A Gun" peaks at #4 on the pop chart. It was a track from their mega-platinum LP, "Pump." (1990) Singer Brian Connolly of Sweet dies of kidney failure in Southern England. He was 52. (1997)