1954 – Born on this day, Adrian Vandenburg, guitar, Whitesnake, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.9 single ‘Here I Go Again’).
1954 – Handsome Dick Manitoba of New York punks the Dictators is born.
1954 – Richard Finch of KC and the Sunshine Band is born in Indianapolis.
1954 – Born on this day, Nigel Glockler, drums, Saxon, (1980 UK No.5 album ‘Wheels Of Steel’).
1954 – Born on this day, Cheryl Bentyne, singer, Manhattan Transfer, (1977 UK No.1 ‘Chanson D’amour’, 1981 US No.7 single ‘Boy From New York City’).
1954 – Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Trevor Rabin (born January 13, 1954) is a South African-American musician, best known as a guitarist and songwriter for the British progressive rock band Yes from 1983–1994, and since then, as a film composer. Biography Early years Rabin was born Trevor Charles Rabinowitz […]
1954 – Elvis Presley cuts a 10-minute long demo tape at Memphis Recording Studio.
1954 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Oh! My Pa-Pa,” Eddie Fisher.
1954 – Elvis Presley made his second visit to the Memphis recording service and cut two songs onto a 10 acetate, ‘Casual Love Affair ‘and ‘I’ll Never Stand In Your Way’. Studio boss Sam Phillips asked Presley to leave his phone number.
1954 – Avant-garde guitarist Eugene Chadbourne, who has made an underground name for himself playing the electric rake and electric toilet plunger, is born in Mount Vernon, N.Y.