Monday, May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

 R.I.P. Ray Manzarek

Check out the Rock Genre New Releases

Released: May 4, 1973
Highest Chart Position: H.C.P. #12 Billboard album charts
Label: Atlantic
Track Highlights: Roundabout
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

Joe Cocker is 69; Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's is 55; Ryan Martinie of Mudvayne is 38;

1966 John Entwistle and Keith Moon of the Who both show up late for a concert so Pete Townshend pokes Moon in the eye giving him a bruised eye and Moon needing 3 stitches
1967 Jimi Hendrix signs with Reprise Records. That same day the BBC bans "A Day In The Life" by the Beatles.
1968 Pete Townshend of the Who marries girlfriend Karen Astley
1970 The Beatles film Let It Be premieres in London
1978 The Buddy Holly Story starring Gary Busey opens in Lubbock, Texas, Buddy's hometown
1979 Elton John becomes the first Westerner to perform in the Soviet Union with a performance in Leningrad
1980 Unmasked by Kiss is released
1981 Alice Cooper's wife, Sheryl, gives birth to a daughter, Calico Cooper
1997 The Colour And The Shape by the Foo Fighters is released
1998 Tommy Lee of Motley Crue is sentenced to six months in jail and three years’ probation for kicking his soon-to-be ex-wife, Pamela Anderson, as she holds their infant son
2007 Scott Stapp of Creed was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault with intent to commit a felony at his home in Boca Raton, Florida after his wife called 911 and alleged Stapp had threw a glass bottle at her face and nearly hit her
2008 3 Doors Down by 3 Doors Down is released
2013  Ray Manzarek of the Doors dies in Rosenheim, Germany of bile duct cancer.  Manzarek was 74

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