Today In Rock History… February 2nd
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”.
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