Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This Day in Rock History

1969Led Zeppelin play a four-hour set at the Boston Tea Party. John Paul Jones remembered, “We played four and a quarter hours I think, which, with an hour and a half act, is some going, I can tell you. …”
OK...who out there attended this MEGA-Show???

Birthdays:

1948 – Born on this day, Corky Laing, drums, Mountain, (1971album ‘Nantucket Sleighride’).
1949 – Derek Holt, bassist with the Climax Blues Band, is born in Stafford, England.
1950 – Paul Pena, a blues musician who wrote Steve Miller’s hit “Jet Airliner” and then became a Tuvan throat singer as documented in the film Genghis Blues, is born in Hyannis, Mass
1951 – Born on this day, David Briggs, Little River Band, Australian group, (1978 US No.3 single ‘Reminiscing’ plus 12 other US Top 40 singles).
1955 – Edward Lodewijk “Eddie” Van Halen (born January 26, 1955), is a Dutch guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer most famous for being the lead guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Van Halen.
1957 – Born on this day, Norman Hassan, percussion, UB40, (1983 UK No.1 & 1988 US No.1 single ‘Red Red Wine’ and over 30 other Top 40 hit singles).