Today in Rock Band History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966-03-03 Canadian-American rock band "Buffalo Springfield" forms (Stephen Stills, Neil Young, et al)

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young
  • 1972-10-16 Rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival break up
  • 1975-09-10 Rock band KISS release their 1st live album "Alive"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976-09-25 Bono, David Evans, his brother Dik and Adam Clayton respond to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band, which would eventually become U2

Rocker Bono
  • 1977-10-14 Rock band KISS release their 2nd live album "Alive II"
  • 1984-01-09 Rock band Van Halen release their most successful album "1984"

Music releaseMusic Single

1991-09-10 Rock band Nirvana release their single "Smells like Teen Spirit"

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain

Music releaseAlbum Release

1992-11-03 Rock band Rage Against the Machine release their debut album "Rage Against the Machine" featuring single "Killing in the Name"

Guitarist Tom Morello
Tom Morello
  • 1995-12-07 American rock band The Grateful Dead break up
  • 2000-10-18 Zack de la Rocha announces he is leaving rock band Rage Against the Machine
  • 2010-11-13 Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage
  • 2013-03-22 American rock band My Chemical Romance announce their break-up

Birthdays in Music

  • 1935-04-05 Peter Grant, English rock band manager, born in South Norwood, England (d. 1995)
  • 1940-08-24 Tony Secunda, rock band manager
  • 1951-05-19 Joey Ramone, [Jeffrey Hyman], lead singer of the punk rock band The Ramones (Baby I Love You)
  • 1975-10-30 Ian D'Sa, Guitarist/Vocalist for Canadian rock band Billy Talent
  • 1981-06-22 Chris Urbanowicz, guitarist of British rock band Editors
  • 1984-04-15 Ben Kasica, Guitarist of rock band Skillet
  • 1985-02-11 William Beckett, US musician (The Academy Is...), born in Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Weddings in Music

  • 1989-04-29 Rock band Bon Jovi lead singer Jon Bon Jovi (27) weds Dorothea Hurley (26) at Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 1997-06-17 Pop rock band singer Kevin Jonas (24) weds Danielle Deleasa (25) at Oheka Castle

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-03-25 Actress-model Liv Tyler (25) weds rock band vocalist Royston Langdon (30) at a private villa in St James, Barbados

Actress Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler
  • 2008-05-17 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (23) weds rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (28) in Encino, California
  • 2009-09-12 Platinum-selling rock band "3 Doors Down" lead singer Brad Arnold weds horseback rider Jennifer Sanderford in Escatawpa, Mississippi
  • 2011-08-27 Oscar winner Sofia Coppola (41) weds vocalist of French indie rock band "Phoenix" Thomas Mars at the family villa, Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy

Divorces in Music

  • 2011-11-22 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (32) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • 1995-02-12 Tony Secunda, rock band manager, dies at 54
  • 1995-11-21 Peter Grant, English rock band manager, dies at 60

Person of interestJohnny Ramone

2004-09-15 Johnny Ramone, American lead guitarist of the punk rock band The Ramones, dies of prostate cancer at 55

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Johnny Ramone
  • 2007-09-18 Pepsi Tate Bassist from the glam-rock band, tigertailz (b. 1965)
  • 2008-05-11 John Rutsey, Canadian drummer, formerly for Canadian progressive rock band Rush (b.1953)
  • 2009-02-04 Lux Interior, Frontman of the garage rock band The Cramps (b. 1946)
  • 2010-06-28 Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager (b. 1943)
  • 2010-09-20 Leonard Skinner, American high school gym teacher; namesake of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (b. 1933)