Today in Rock History – March 31st

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1967, Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar live on stage for the first time when he was appearing at The Astoria in London, England. It was the first night of a 24-date tour with The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdink. The Fender Stratocaster burned on stage by Hendrix sold for £280,000 at […]

Today in Rock History – April 24th

Keith-Moon

1968, Enjoying a wild birthday party Keith Moon drummer with The Who drove his Lincoln car into a Holiday Inn swimming pool. 1968, Louis Armstrong was at No.1 in the UK with the single ‘What A Wonderful World / Cabaret.’ At 69 years of age, it made Armstrong the oldest act ever to score a […]

Today in Rock History – April 23rd

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1965, The Rolling Stones kicked off their third North American tour at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal, Canada. 1969, The Beatles were at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Get Back’ the group’s 16th No.1. 1969, The Ash Grove club in Los Angeles, where Canned Heat cut their teeth, burns down. 1969, The Grateful […]