Sunday, January 24, 2010

This Day in Rock History


1980 – In Los Angeles, a billboard is put up advertising Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Every day a brick is added to the billboard until the entire space is covered.

Birthdays today:
1941 – Heavenly voiced singer and, of course, Neville Brother Aaron Neville is born in New Orleans.
1941 – Neil Diamond is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.

1947 – Acerbic songwriter Warren Zevon (“Werewolves of London”) is born in Chicago.
1949 – Saturday Night Live comedian John Belushi is born in Chicago. John performed in the Blues Brothers.
1955 – Born on this day, Jools Holland, keyboards, Squeeze, Jools Holland Big Band, TV presenter on The Tube, Juke Box Dury and Later. (1979 UK No.2 single with Squeeze, ‘Up The Junction’).