Classic Rock Almanac February 10, 2020

February 10, 2020
1977: The Clash on stage performing at the Rainbow, London.

(Photo by Chris Moorhouse/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

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ANNIVERSARIES

1972-David Bowie appeared at the Tolworth Toby Jug, London, on the opening date of his Ziggy Stardust tour playing to around 60 people in the room.

1975-Dave Alexander, the original bassist for The Stooges died from pneumonia aged 27.

1977-The Clash started recording their debut album at CBS studios in London, England.

1998-Axl Rose was charged with disorderly conduct following a row with a baggage handler at Arizona Airport, Rose was later released on bail.

2005-Who singer Roger Daltrey was awarded the CBE by The Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to the music industry.

2017-Universal Records struck a deal to release much of the late musician Prince's private archive.

BORN TODAY

1949-Nigel Olsson
drummer with the Elton John band

1962-Cliff Burton
bass player with Metallica. Burton was killed on September 27th 1987