Jun 212012

rock and rollBernie Kopell (actor) is 79

“Dr. Bricker” on The Love Boat


Joe Flaherty (comedian-actor) is 71

– Known for his work on the Canadian show SCTV


Ray Davies (musician) is 68

– Frontman for The Kinks


Brenda Holloway (singer) is 66

– Once opened for The Beatles


Meredith Baxter (actress) is 65

“Elyse” on Family Ties


Michael Gross (actor) is 65

“Steven” on Family Ties


Joey Molland (guitarist, Badfinger) is 65

– Born in Liverpool, England


Don Airey (keyboardist, Deep Purple) is 64

– Joined the band in 2002


Joey Kramer (drummer, Aerosmith) is 62

– Came up with the name of the band


Nils Lofgren (guitarist, E Street Band) is 61

– Started out in Neil Young’s band


Doug Savant (actor) is 48

“Tom” on Desperate Housewives


Porter Howell (musician, Little Texas) is 48

– Lead guitarist for the band


Juliette Lewis (actress) is 39

“Mallory Knox” in Natural Born Killers


Justin Cary (bassist, Sixpence None the Richer) is 37

– Name of band was taken from a passage in a book by C.S. Lewis


Mike Einziger (guitarist, Incubus) is 36

– Nickname is “The Man”


Prince William (Duke of Cambridge) is 30

– Mother was Princess Diana


Kris Allen (singer) is 27

– Former winner of American Idol


Lana Del Ray (singer) is 26

– Her performance on SNL was panned


Rebecca Black (singer) is 15

– Sings the viral hit “Friday”

This day in Rock n Roll 

In 1955…Johnny Cash released his first single, “Hey Porter,” which sold 100-thousand copies.


In 1966…The Rolling Stones sued 14 New York hotels that refused to put the band up and accused them of“discrimination on account of national origin.”


In 1967…At San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, The Grateful Dead, Big Brother & The Holding Companyand Quicksilver Messenger Service all performed for the Summer Solstice celebrations.


In 1973…Bread played their last show in Salt Lake City, Utah.


In 1975…Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple announced he was quitting the rock band to startRainbow.


In 1975…At England’s Wembley Stadium, Elton John headlined a show with The Eagles, The Beach Boys,Rufus and future Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh.


In 1987…”Freaks” celebrated the 20th anniversary of the “Summer of Love” with a parade through Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco.


In 1988…Pink Floyd performed at Versailles, a concert which was later released as the Delicate Sound of Thunder video.


In 1989…New Kids on the Block released “Hangin’ Tough.” It would reach number one on the charts.


In 1990…Little Richard was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


In 1993…The U-S Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal from John Fogerty. He was hoping to recoup legal fees from a copyright battle with the other members of Creedence Clearwater Revival.


In 1994…A British court declared that George Michael’s contract with Sony was still valid, although Michael accused the label of holding him to “professional slavery.”


In 2001…Bluesman John Lee Hooker died of natural causes at 83.


In 2002…Bruce Springsteen fans in the New York area got a sneak peek at The Rising when radio stationWPLJ played tracks from “The Boss’” forthcoming album.


In 2003…U2 and The Corrs performed at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics, held in Croke Parkin Dublin, Ireland.


In 2003…Johnny Cash made a surprise live appearance in Virginia, near his late wife June Carter Cash’s birthplace. “I don’t know hardly what to say tonight about being up here without her,” he said. “The pain is so severe there is no way of describing it.”


In 2003…Kicking off their first world tour in four years in Holland, R.E.M. debuted the new songs “Bad Day” and “In Time.”


In 2003…Eminem and 50 Cent played the first date of their U-K Anger Management tour at the Milton Keynes Bowl.


In 2005…Billy Corgan took out advertisements in two newspapers that announced he wanted to reform theSmashing Pumpkins. “I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams,” he said.

 June 21, 2012  Posted by on June 21, 2012 Music News, Zew News