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TODAY IN ROCK N ROLL HISTORY - JUNE 24, 2011

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Legendary guitarist, Jeff Beck (front and center), is born. Beck joins the Yardbirds and starts The Jeff Beck Group before embarking on a successful solo career. 1944
1940's   Drummer Mick Fleetwood is born to eventually lend his name and talents to Fleetwood Mac. 1942

  "I am the God of Hell fire!" Arthur Brown (Crazy World Of…) has a birthday. He’s simply one of the coolest one-hit wonders that ever existed. "Fire" was the song." 1944

  The Zombies’ Colin Blunstone (great name) is born. 1945

  Dire Straits founding member, bassist John Illsley, starts life in Leicester, England. 1949
1950's   Nashville native and Black Crowes guitarist, Jeff Cease has a birthday. 1957
1960's John Lennon’s second book (his first was “In His Own Write”) is published. The tome is entitled “A Spaniard In The Works.” 1965

“A Whiter Shade Of Pale” from
Procol Harum hits the U.S. charts. It climbs to #5. 1967

1970's Mario Calire, drummer for the Wallflowers, is born. 1973

“The Last Waltz," The Band’s triple box-set farewell, peaks at #16 on the U.S. album chart. 1978
1980's Def Leppard launch their Hysteria Tour. But what’s interesting is where it starts – at the Nooderligt in Tilburg, Holland. 1987

  INXS sells out Wembley Stadium. 1988

1990's  
Singer Eddie Vedder, suffering from stomach flu, has to bail on a San Francisco Pearl Jam concert after only seven songs. Neil Young steps in to finish the show. 1995

The Batman Forever soundtrack rolls out containing
Offspring’s version of The Damned’s “Smash It Up.” 1995

  Eric Clapton auctions off 100 guitars including “Brownie,” the guitar used to record “Layla,” to raise $5 mil for the Crossroads Center, a drug rehab clinic. 1999

2000's Brownsville Station leader, singer and guitarist Cub Koda dies from complications due to kidney failure. Coda co-wrote, along with bassist Michael Lutz, the great “Smokin’ In The Boy’s Room.” 2000

  Cardboard Vampyres, featuring ex-Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell and former members of the Cult and Mötley Crüe, begin their debut tour in New York. 2004

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Whitesnake plays Kelseyville, CA, as part of their North American tour. This is bad. If the real Whitesnake plays these small towns where will the Whitesnake tribute bands perform? Does anybody think about that? 2005

At
Pearl Jam's show in Cincinnati, frontman Eddie Vedder remembers the 11 people tragically trampled to death prior to a ‘79 concert by the Who at the same arena, as well as the nine victims killed in a similar incident during Pearl Jam's ‘00 set at Denmark's Roskilde festival. 2006

Frampton goes Classical.
Peter Frampton performs his songs with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra at the city's Riverbend Music Center. "It's every musician's dream to stand up there in front of an orchestra one day," says the guitarist. Yeah, sure it is. 2006

Shinedown release their third album, "The Sound Of Madness." The follow-up to ‘05’s "Us And Them" is produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance). "Honestly, that is the only name that this record could have been called," says singer Brent Smith. "It's built around the madness that happens in everyday life." Smith goes on to say, "When I am dead and gone, I want people to say that this was a record that the world needed." "Devour," is the lead single. 2008

Mötley Crüe roll out their "Saints Of Los Angeles" album. "We were firing on all cylinders," proclaims bassist Nikki Si
xx. To prove it, Crue appear on CBS' Late Show With David Letterman. 2008

  Ex-KoRn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch publishes his second book, Washed By Blood: Lessons From My Time With KoRn And My Journey To Christ. "They offered… I could stay in the band and not have to tour," says the born-again musician. "But then one day I just felt like the Lord said, 'Leave everything, follow me’." 2008

Live From Texas,
ZZ Top’s first concert DVD, is in stores. Recorded in ’07, the package contains "Tush," "Legs" and "Sharp Dressed Man." To mark the occasion, the group donates 200 copies of the DVD to benefit Houston's Expectation: Graduation education fund. The discs are presented to Houston Mayor Bill White and are sold at the City Hall Visitor Center. "Houston has been so good and supportive to us over the years that it's only fitting that we do what we can to give something back," says singer-guitarist Billy Gibbons. 2008

Classical Rock. The audience attending a New York Philharmonic concert in Central Park are asked to vote by cell phone to select the encore. “Purple Haze,” by
Jimi Hendrix beats “Flight Of The Bumblebee,” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 2008

Billy Joel's 30th anniversary reissue of "The Stranger " is on TouchTunes' digital music library. The remastered album contains an exclusive bonus recording of Joel’s ’77 show at Carnegie Hall. The set is available online two weeks before the CD is out. 2008

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen hits theaters.
Linkin Park ("New Divide") is on the soundtrack. 2009

  The Doors documentary When You’re Strange is screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film is narrated by actor Johnny Depp. 2009
2010's  
A double self-portrait caricature of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, drawn by Lennon in ‘69 during the couple’s Bed-In for Peace in Montreal, sells for nearly $56,000 at Christie's Auction House in London. 2010

  Original Kinks bassist, Pete Quaife (standing center), dies at age 66 (he’d been on kidney dialysis for over a decade). Quaife played on "You Really Got Me," "All Day And All Of The Night" and "Waterloo Sunset." "I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for him," says Kinks frontman Ray Davies. Exhausted by the infighting, Quaife quit the band in ’69 but last played with the group at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in ‘90. 2010

Former
Lynyrd Skynyrd backup singer, Jo Jo Billingsley (aka Deborah Jo White) dies at her Cullman, AL, home after a bout with cancer.. Billingsley toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd for three and one-half years. Invited to return, she had a dream about the band’s plane crashing and tried to warn the group, but to no avail. The accident occurred on 10/20/77, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and others. Billingsley was not on that flight. Later, she became a minister and Christian singer in Cullman. She was 58. 2010

http://www.rockintown.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_24

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Posts: 35,652
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TODAY IN ROCK N ROLL HISTORY - JUNE 24, 2011

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June Twenty Fourth Featured Artist

Legendary guitarist, Jeff Beck (front and center), is born. Beck joins the Yardbirds and starts The Jeff Beck Group before embarking on a successful solo career. 1944
1940's   Drummer Mick Fleetwood is born to eventually lend his name and talents to Fleetwood Mac. 1942

  "I am the God of Hell fire!" Arthur Brown (Crazy World Of…) has a birthday. He’s simply one of the coolest one-hit wonders that ever existed. "Fire" was the song." 1944

  The Zombies’ Colin Blunstone (great name) is born. 1945

  Dire Straits founding member, bassist John Illsley, starts life in Leicester, England. 1949
1950's   Nashville native and Black Crowes guitarist, Jeff Cease has a birthday. 1957
1960's John Lennon’s second book (his first was “In His Own Write”) is published. The tome is entitled “A Spaniard In The Works.” 1965

“A Whiter Shade Of Pale” from
Procol Harum hits the U.S. charts. It climbs to #5. 1967

1970's Mario Calire, drummer for the Wallflowers, is born. 1973

“The Last Waltz," The Band’s triple box-set farewell, peaks at #16 on the U.S. album chart. 1978
1980's Def Leppard launch their Hysteria Tour. But what’s interesting is where it starts – at the Nooderligt in Tilburg, Holland. 1987

  INXS sells out Wembley Stadium. 1988

1990's  
Singer Eddie Vedder, suffering from stomach flu, has to bail on a San Francisco Pearl Jam concert after only seven songs. Neil Young steps in to finish the show. 1995

The Batman Forever soundtrack rolls out containing
Offspring’s version of The Damned’s “Smash It Up.” 1995

  Eric Clapton auctions off 100 guitars including “Brownie,” the guitar used to record “Layla,” to raise $5 mil for the Crossroads Center, a drug rehab clinic. 1999

2000's Brownsville Station leader, singer and guitarist Cub Koda dies from complications due to kidney failure. Coda co-wrote, along with bassist Michael Lutz, the great “Smokin’ In The Boy’s Room.” 2000

  Cardboard Vampyres, featuring ex-Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell and former members of the Cult and Mötley Crüe, begin their debut tour in New York. 2004

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Whitesnake plays Kelseyville, CA, as part of their North American tour. This is bad. If the real Whitesnake plays these small towns where will the Whitesnake tribute bands perform? Does anybody think about that? 2005

At
Pearl Jam's show in Cincinnati, frontman Eddie Vedder remembers the 11 people tragically trampled to death prior to a ‘79 concert by the Who at the same arena, as well as the nine victims killed in a similar incident during Pearl Jam's ‘00 set at Denmark's Roskilde festival. 2006

Frampton goes Classical.
Peter Frampton performs his songs with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra at the city's Riverbend Music Center. "It's every musician's dream to stand up there in front of an orchestra one day," says the guitarist. Yeah, sure it is. 2006

Shinedown release their third album, "The Sound Of Madness." The follow-up to ‘05’s "Us And Them" is produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance). "Honestly, that is the only name that this record could have been called," says singer Brent Smith. "It's built around the madness that happens in everyday life." Smith goes on to say, "When I am dead and gone, I want people to say that this was a record that the world needed." "Devour," is the lead single. 2008

Mötley Crüe roll out their "Saints Of Los Angeles" album. "We were firing on all cylinders," proclaims bassist Nikki Si
xx. To prove it, Crue appear on CBS' Late Show With David Letterman. 2008

  Ex-KoRn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch publishes his second book, Washed By Blood: Lessons From My Time With KoRn And My Journey To Christ. "They offered… I could stay in the band and not have to tour," says the born-again musician. "But then one day I just felt like the Lord said, 'Leave everything, follow me’." 2008

Live From Texas,
ZZ Top’s first concert DVD, is in stores. Recorded in ’07, the package contains "Tush," "Legs" and "Sharp Dressed Man." To mark the occasion, the group donates 200 copies of the DVD to benefit Houston's Expectation: Graduation education fund. The discs are presented to Houston Mayor Bill White and are sold at the City Hall Visitor Center. "Houston has been so good and supportive to us over the years that it's only fitting that we do what we can to give something back," says singer-guitarist Billy Gibbons. 2008

Classical Rock. The audience attending a New York Philharmonic concert in Central Park are asked to vote by cell phone to select the encore. “Purple Haze,” by
Jimi Hendrix beats “Flight Of The Bumblebee,” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 2008

Billy Joel's 30th anniversary reissue of "The Stranger " is on TouchTunes' digital music library. The remastered album contains an exclusive bonus recording of Joel’s ’77 show at Carnegie Hall. The set is available online two weeks before the CD is out. 2008

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen hits theaters.
Linkin Park ("New Divide") is on the soundtrack. 2009

  The Doors documentary When You’re Strange is screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film is narrated by actor Johnny Depp. 2009
2010's  
A double self-portrait caricature of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, drawn by Lennon in ‘69 during the couple’s Bed-In for Peace in Montreal, sells for nearly $56,000 at Christie's Auction House in London. 2010

  Original Kinks bassist, Pete Quaife (standing center), dies at age 66 (he’d been on kidney dialysis for over a decade). Quaife played on "You Really Got Me," "All Day And All Of The Night" and "Waterloo Sunset." "I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for him," says Kinks frontman Ray Davies. Exhausted by the infighting, Quaife quit the band in ’69 but last played with the group at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in ‘90. 2010

Former
Lynyrd Skynyrd backup singer, Jo Jo Billingsley (aka Deborah Jo White) dies at her Cullman, AL, home after a bout with cancer.. Billingsley toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd for three and one-half years. Invited to return, she had a dream about the band’s plane crashing and tried to warn the group, but to no avail. The accident occurred on 10/20/77, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and others. Billingsley was not on that flight. Later, she became a minister and Christian singer in Cullman. She was 58. 2010

http://www.rockintown.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_24

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith