Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013

R.I.P. Alvin Lee

KISS...Lick It Up  (1983)
Lick It Up was released 30 years ago in 1983 and reached number 24 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  I'll give it a 4 out of 5 stars.  With the exception of the horrendous track "Gimme More" this is a rockin' album.  It has 2 exceptional tracks "Young And Wasted" and "A Million To One".  Another highlight is "Not For The Innocent." I definitely recommend it
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

Hugh Grundy from The Zombies and Argent is 68; David Gilmour from Pink Floyd is 67; Chris Broderick of Megadeth is 43; Bob Zilla of Hellyeah is 43;

1973 The U.S. Immigration Department cancel John Lennon's visa, starting a 2 year legal battle which Lennon eventually wins
1990 Aerosmith is inducted into Hollywood’s Rock Walk on Sunset Boulevard
2000 Eric Clapton is inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame as a solo artist. It's his third time being inducted, the others as a Yardbird and a member of Cream. Bonnie Raitt and Scotty Moore are also inducted
2004 David Crosby is arrested on marijuana and gun possession charges in New York City. Crosby has served time in prison in Texas for a similar arrest
2006 On An Island by David Gilmour is released
2007 Heaven And Hell begin their world tour in Vancouver, Canada
2007 Jimi Hendrix's estate files a lawsuit against Electric Hendrix for copyright infringement. The owners of Electric Hendrix are Jimi's brother Leon and Jimi's drummer Buddy Miles. Also, that same day, Librarian of Congress adds "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones to the '06 National Recording Registry. ZZ Top begins their U.S. tour in Biloxi, Mississippi
2013  Alvin Lee, formerly with Ten Years After, died from  "unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure."  Lee was 68.

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