It’s Janis Joplin’s birthday today. The late singer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 by whom?
Answer: Melissa Etheridge
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
- Happy birthday: Janis Joplin, Robert Palmer and Dewey Bunnell!
- 1970: The soundtrack to the film Easy Rider went gold. The movie starred Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda, and the album featured tracks by Steppenwolf, The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix, and others.
- 1976: John Lennon, Paul Mccartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr were offered $30 million dollars by rock promoter Bill Sargent if the four musicians agreed to play together under the name “The Beatles.” The answer was no.
- 1986: An intruder lowered himself from the roof of the Dakota Building in New York and entered Yoko Ono’s apartment. He left several notes, a photograph, and a letter to Yoko, who was sleeping at the time. The NYPD Later arrested the man.
- 1986: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed an impromptu concert at a nightclub in New Jeresy to benefit workers at a local 3m plant.
- 1994: The 9th annual inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame took place. Inductees included The Animals, The Band, Grateful Dead, Elton John, John Lennon and Rod Stewart.
- From the WZLX ticket stash…The J. Geils Band played the Providence Civic Center in 1974.