Today in rock history: On this date in 1978, The Sex Pistols played a show at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, California where the end of an ill-fated U.S. tour would also end up being the last time the controversial band would ever play together. The performance is notable for the now-famous line lead singer Johnny Rotten announced to the crowd at the close of the performance: " “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?"
Today in rock history: On this date in 1977, David Bowie released his influential and experimental album, Low. Bowie's 11th studio LP was the first of three installments that is often referred to as the “Berlin trilogy.” The series found Bowie working with Brian Eno and Tony Visconti to create some of the most groundbreaking and cutting edge music of the day.
Today in rock history: On this date in 1938, New Orleans music legend, Allen Toussaint was born in Gert Town, Louisiana. The renowned songwriter, pianist, singer, arranger and producer worked with nearly every notable New Orleans-based artist throughout a career that also saw him collaborate with artists like The Band, Labelle, Elvis Costello and so many more. The American musical legend and treasure passed away at age 77 in 2015, but the significance of his musical legacy and the body of work he left behind cannot be understated.
Today in rock history: On this date in 1969, Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters founder, Dave Grohl, was born in Warren, Ohio. His early band — Washington D.C.’s Scream — broke up, and that’s Grohl reached out to Nirvana members at the recommendation of Melvins singer Buzz Osbourne who knew that the Washington band were looking for a new drummer. Grohl was a member of the band during Nirvana’s highly successful run and then formed the popular Foo Fighters soon after Kurt Cobain's death.