History of Rock for Feb 16

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Feb 16

1964 - The Beatles made their second live appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, exactly one week after the first.

1965 - Roy Orbison begins a 30 date , 2 shows per night , package tour with Marianne Faithful, The Rockin' Berries, and Cliff Benett and The Rebel Rousers through Australia.

1971 - The Rolling Stones are sued by the Hell’s Angel accused of stabbing Meredith Hunter at Altamont in 1969. Alan David Pasaro alleges that the Stones have invaded his privacy by including footage of the fatal attack in their documentary Gimme Shelter.

1972 - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts' wife Shirley was arrested after an incident at Nice Airport for swearing and hitting custom’s officials.

1972 - Led Zeppelin made their Australian live debut when they kicked off a six date tour.

1974 - Teenage Lament '74 from Alice Cooper's Muscle Of Love reaches #12 in the UK. Following this the original lineup of the band is disolved and an agreement is reached allowing the macabre singer to keep the name Alice Cooper. Alice continues to pay 'royalties' to the original lineup to this day and all have said they don't need to really work again with what Alice pays them. The new lineup of Alice Cooper consists of **** Wagner and Steve Hunter on guitar, Prakash John on bass, Penti Glenn on drums and Joeseph Chrowski on keyboards. The original lineup will continue on for a short period of time as Billion Dollar Babies and release an album entitled Battleaxe.

1977 - The Rolling Stones sign a 6 album deal with EMI.

1985 - Power Station , made up of singer Robert Palmer, bassist John Taylor and guitarist Andy Taylor from Duran Duran, and drummer Tony Thompson from Chic, performed on Saturday Night Live. They play Some Like It Hot and Get It On (Bang A Gong). This will be the only time Palmer performs with the group live. Palmer decided to leave the group to record a solo album to take advantage of his sudden success with Power Station. He was replaced by Michael DesBarres.

1985 - Bruce Springsteen got his first #1 album in the UK with Born In The USA

1985 - Pat Benatar's The Ooh Ooh Song hits #36 in the US.

1986 - Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielson introduces Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx to one of Tommy’s favourite drummers, Roger Taylor of Queen. Roger takes them and Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander to a Russian restaurant in London where they drink infused vodka and dine. As seven large lines of cocaine are presented to the guests on silver platters for desert, Nikki snorts them all. Back at their hotel bar, Nikki urinates on Nielson’s black rubber coat.

1991 - Controversial Irish singer Sinead O'Connor announced that she would not accept any Grammy's she may win. She was nominated for 4 awards but decided to snub the ceremony. She had rocketed to success at the age of 25 with the success of her world wide #1 hit, a cover of Nothing Compares 2 U which was written by Prince for the band Family.

1991 - Queen scored their seventh UK No.1 album with Innuendo asit enters the chart at #1 while rapidly climbing the US chart.

1991 - Faith No More's UK only album Live At The Brixton Academy reaches #20 in the UK.

1991 - David Lee Roth's album A Little Ain't Enough featuring the guitar work of Jason Becker shortly before he contracted ALS, #18 in the US.

1991 - The Simpsons were at #1 on the UK singles chart with Do The Bartman.

1993 - Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagen, and Kenny Jones reunite as the Faces to perform Stay With Me and Sweet Little Rock ‘n’ Roller at the Brit Awards. Bill Wyman fills in for Ronnie Lane, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis.

2005 - Kid Rock is arrested in Nashville on charges that he punched a DJ at a nightclub. Rock was in town to attend the funeral of country songwriter Merle Kilgore


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