Today In Rock History… February 2nd

Published On February 2, 2017 | By Brittany Holbrook | Rock Lounge, Rock News, Today In Rock History

2007: Van Halen announced that David Lee Roth would be rejoining them as their singer for a reunion tour which kicked off in September of that year. It was also announced that Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang would be replacing Michael Anthony as their bassist.

 

1985: Foreigner reached number one on the U.S. Singles Charts with “I Want To Know What Love Is”, where it stayed for two weeks.

 

1979: Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose in New York City. He was 21 years old.

1976: David Bowie unveiled his Thin White Duke persona when he kicked off his tour at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver.

 

1962: The Beatles performed their first professionally organised gig outside of Liverpool at the Oasis Club, Manchester. They kicked the set off with their version of “Hippy Hippy Shake”. 

 

Birthdays
Ross Valory – bassist of the Steve Miller Band, born in 1949
Robert DeLeo – bassist of Stone Temple Pilots, born in 1966
Ben Mize – drummer of Counting Crows, born in 1971

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