Classic Rock Almanac July 3, 2017

ANNIVERSARIES

1995-Courtney Love‘s request to spread Kurt Cobain‘s ashes is rejected by Seattle’s Lake View Cemetery, where Bruce and Brandon Lee are buried.

1982-The Stray CatsBuilt for Speed and Men at Work‘s Business as Usual both enter the charts. They will become two of the year’s biggest-selling albums.

1981-On the tenth anniversary of Jim Morrison‘s death, guitarist Robby Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and drummer John Densmore lead fans in a graveside tribute at the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris where Morrison is buried.

1969-27-year-old Brian Jones, late of The Rolling Stones, drowns in the pool at his Hartfield, England home the day the band’s first single without him, “Honky Tonk Women,” is released.

1968-The Beatles begin recording “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” a project that stretches over seven additional days.

1964-In England, The High Numbers, who will become better known after they change their name back to The Who, release their only single, “Zoot Suit” b/w “I’m the Face,” on Fontana Records.

BIRTHDAYS

Andy Fraser – Died in 2015
The London native played bass in Free and co-wrote the band’s lone U.S. hit, “All Right Now,” with lead singer Paul Rodgers. He was later in Sharks. He released a solo album (Naked…and Finally Free) in 2005. He died March 16th, 2015 at 62. Born 1952.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From 98.5 WNCX

Albums Turning 40 In 2018
Get Your 98.5 WNCX Gear Here
North Coast BeatleFest December 9, 2017: Tickets On Sale Now

Listen Live