1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen is born in Stockholm Sweden this day in rock history! Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck on June 30, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader. Malmsteen became notable in the mid-1980s for his technical fluency and neo-classical metal compositions. Four of his albums, […]
1963 – George Michael (Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou) of Wham! is born in Finchley, London. He scores his biggest hit as a solo artist in 1987 with “Faith,” a million-selling No. 1 song.
1963 – Gerry And The Pacemakers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Like It’, the group’s second No.1.
1963 – The Rolling Stones released their first UK single, ‘Come On’, it peaked at No.21 on the UK chart.
1963 – during a UK tour The Beatles played at New Brighton Tower supported by Gerry and the Pacemakers. Tickets cost 6 shillings in advance.
1963 – Born on this day, Chris Degarmo, Queensryche, (1992 UK No.18 single ‘Silent Lucidity’). Career DeGarmo is best known for his seventeen-year tenure (1981-1998) as a lead and rhythm guitarist in the progressive metal band Queensrÿche. He was a founding member of the Seattle / Bellevue-based band, and together with fellow guitarist Michael Wilton […]
1963 – Born on this day, Robbie Merrill, bassist, Godsmack, (2003, US No.1 album ‘Faceless’, 2006 US No.1 album ‘IV’).
1963 – The Beatles held the UK No.1 position on the singles chart with ‘From Me To You’. Lesley Gore was at No.1 on the US chart with ‘It’s My Party’.
1963 – Johnny Depp is born in Owensboro, Ken. Depp, a high school dropout, begins his performance career by being a floating member of numerous garage bands. His band the Kids opened for Iggy Pop. Depp is a permanent member of the group P that also includes former Sex Pistol Steve Jones and Red Hot […]