Nilsson, Lennon Ejected from Troubador in LA

March 12: This Day in Rock History

In 2006 – Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry’s annual Echo Awards in Berlin. The veteran Irish musician and humanitarian is lauded for masterminding the historic Live 8 concerts, and for his distinguished career both as frontman of the Boomtown Rats and as a solo artist.

In 2004 – A warrant is issued for the arrest of Rosalind Morganfield, the daughter of blues giant Muddy Waters, in Gainesville, Fla. Morganfield is wanted for the murder of a 19-year-old man in 1996.

In 1974 – Nilsson and John Lennon are ejected from the Troubador Club in Los Angeles for heckling Tom Smothers’ comedy act. Lennon is also charged with hitting a photographer in the eye.

And in 1971 – Jethro Tull release their fourth studio album, “Aqualung”.

Funeral Held for Buddy Holly

This day in Rock History

1959: Rock `n’ roll pioneer Buddy Holly’s funeral is held in Lubbock, Texas. (Pictured: Buddy Holly)

1970: Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull married record company secretary Jennie Franks.

1979: Stephen Stills became the first rock performer to record on digital equipment in Los Angeles’ Record Plant Studio.

2011: Gary Moore, former guitarist with the 1970s rock band Thin Lizzy, died of a heart attack in his sleep at the age of 58. Moore was an original member of Thin Lizzy, based in Dublin, Ireland. The band recorded guitar-driven rock hits, including “Jailbreak” and “The Boys Are Back in Town.” Moore’s style would later shift into a blues direction, and he would have a solo hit with “Still Got The Blues”.

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This Day in Rock History

In 2000 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young play the first date of their reunion tour at Michigan’s Palace of Auburn Hills. It’s the first time they’ve toured together in 25 years.

In 1993 – Keith Richards plays Las Vegas for the first time with his solo group the X-Pensive Winos.

In 1980 – In Los Angeles, a billboard is put up advertising Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Every day a brick is added to the billboard until the entire space is covered.

In 1969 – Jethro Tull play America for the first time. They open up for Led Zeppelin in New York City.

And in 1955 – Born on this day, Jools Holland, keyboardist for Squeeze and Jools Holland’s Big Band.

Yes Announce Cruise to the Edge 2018

Yes has announced their annual Cruise to the Edge has been booked for 2018.

The cruise will be held over a five-night voyage from Tampa to multiple ports including, Belize City, Belize and Costa Mayo, Mexico. The ship sets sail on February 3rd. Ticket holders are invited to attend a complimentary party in Tampa the night before the ship leaves port.
Aside from Yes, the 2018 Cruise to the Edge lineup includes scheduled appearances from Prog bands; Marillion, Steve Hackett, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy and Jethro Tull veteran Marin Barre, along with an array of performers that includes Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Saga, Gong, Glass Hammer, Adrian Belew Power Trio and more which can be seen below.


Cruisers will have opportunities to interact with the artists in Q&A sessions and “photo experiences”. There will also be Late Night Live programs, special theme nights, and much more.

Tickets are set to go on sale to the public May 3rd, with cabin prices starting at $1,249 per person in a double-occupancy cabin. The voyage will take place on Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas, which “combines acres of glass enclosing a nine-story central atrium, elevators facing the sea, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout” and offers multiple opportunities to exercise, relax, or seek out onboard pampering as well as “some of the best food and service afloat.”

Visit the event’s official site for further details and ticketing information.



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