Wednesday, February 12, 2014
February 12, 2014
CHEAP TRICK...Cheap Trick At Budokan (1979)
Cheap Trick At Budokan was released 35 years ago in February 1979. It reached number 4 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.
(vinyl, CD, Allmusic review)
ROCK BIRTHDAYS FOR FEBRUARY 12
Steve Hackett, formerly with Genesis, is 64; Michael McDonald is 62; Jim Creeggan of the Barenaked Ladies is 44;
ON THIS DATE
1939 Ray Manzarek of the Doors is born in Chicago, Illinois. Manzarek died in 2013
1967 Keith Richard becomes the third member of the Rolling Stones to be arrested for “various substances of suspicious nature.”
1968 Jimi Hendrix receives the key to the city in his hometown of Seattle, Washington
1988 Axl Rose walks off the stage in Phoenix, Arizona at a concert where Guns 'N' Roses were the opening act for David Lee Roth. The rest of the shows with DLR are cancelled
1997 David Bowie receives a star on Hollywood`s Walk Of Fame
2005 Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and Jerry Lee Lewis receive the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award the day before the Grammys.
2007 Heaven And Hell announce that Vinny Appice will be their drummer instead of Bill Ward
2012 At the 54th Grammy Awards the Foo Fighters win for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for "White Limo", 'Walk" wins Best Rock Performance and "Wasting Light" wins Best Rock Album