Today in Rock n Roll History

Sub-Topics: Rock Bands - Rockers

Events in Music

Events 1 - 8 of 8

1954-09-06 - WINS NYC begins playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show
1957-05-27 - Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format.
1979-02-09 - ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special
1980-03-08 - The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union.
1980-03-31 - The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad operates its final train after being ordered to liquidate its assets due to bankruptcy and debt owed to creditors.
1989-05-31 - 1st presentation of rock n roll Elvis awards
2002-05-22 - In Washington, DC, the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park.
2010-11-13 - Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 31 of 31

1931-12-18 - Allen Klein, American rock and roll business manager
1942-02-28 - Brian Jones, [Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones], English rock guitarist (Rolling Stones)
1944-12-01 - Eric Bloom, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Blue Öyster Cult)
1946-03-09 - Jim Cregan, British rock musician
1947-12-31 - Rita Lee, Brazilian Rock Star
1948-01-24 - Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer
1949-01-11 - Daryl Braithwaite, Australian rock singer
1952-01-02 - Graeme Strachan, Australian rock singer (Skyhooks) (d. 2001)
1956-08-29 - GG Allin, American rock singer (d. 1993)
1959-03-17 - Paul Black, American rock singer
1962-04-07 - Alain Robert, French rock and urban climber
1967-11-20 - Teoman, Turkish rock singer
1968-01-09 - Al Schnier, American rock guitarist (moe.)
1970-06-03 - Ammon McNeely, American rock climber
1973-06-13 - Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer
1973-07-23 - Francis Healy, Scottish rock musician (Travis)
1974-03-10 - Hugo Ferreira, American rock musician
1975-03-04 - Hawksley Workman, Canadian rock singer-songwriter
1975-10-30 - Ian D'Sa, Guitarist/Vocalist for Canadian rock band Billy Talent
1975-12-14 - Justin Furstenfeld, American rock singer
1976-02-24 - Eric Griffin, American rock guitarist
1976-05-21 - Deron Miller, American rock musician
1980-02-24 - Anton Gustafsson, Swedish rock music fan (d. 2003)
1980-06-02 - Fabrizio Moretti, Brazilian-born rock drummer (The Stro
1981-03-04 - Donny Tourette, English punk rock singer (Towers of London)
1981-04-23 - Chris Sharma, American rock climber/boulderer
1981-06-22 - Chris Urbanowicz, guitarist of British rock band Editors
1982-03-31 - Lennon Murphy, American rock singer/songwriter
1984-04-15 - Ben Kasica, Guitarist of rock band Skillet
1984-07-06 - Lauren Harris, British rock singer
1985-02-11 - William Beckett, lead singer of the American rock band The Academy Is...

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 15 of 15

1990-07-18 - Gerry Boulet, Quebec rock singer (b. 1946)
1991-12-19 - Joe Cole, American rock music roadie (b. 1961)
1993-06-28 - GG Allin, American punk rock singer (b. 1956)
2006-08-03 - Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock musician (b. 1945)
2006-08-22 - Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack) (b. 1951)
2006-09-21 - Boz Burrell, English rock musician (b. 1946)
2006-11-24 - Juice Leskinen, Finnish rock singer (b. 1950)
2007-07-04 - Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician (b. 1979)
2007-08-06 - Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist (Bikini, Omen, Carpathia Project Tirana Rockers, solo) (b. 1969)
2007-08-28 - Hilly Kristal, American Founder of CBGB/Punk rock legend (b. 1932)
2008-05-11 - John Rutsey, Canadian drummer, formerly for Canadian progressive rock band Rush (b.1953)
2009-02-04 - Lux Interior, Frontman of the garage rock band The Cramps (b. 1946)
2009-07-04 - Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)
2010-06-28 - Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager (b. 1943)
2010-09-20 - Leonard Skinner, American high school gym teacher; namesake of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (b. 1933)


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