1971 – The No. 1 album in the U.S. today is John Lennon’s Imagine.
1971 – Allman Brothers guitarist Duane Allman is killed when he crashes his motorcycle to avoid a truck in Macon, Ga.
1971 – Mick and Bianca Jagger become the proud parents of Jade Jagger. Their daughter is born at the Belvedere Nursing Home in Paris.
1971 – Snoop Dogg’s is born this day in rock history! Calvin Broadus (born October 20, 1971), better known by his stage name Snoop Dogg (previously Snoop Doggy Dogg), is a Grammy Award-nominated American rapper, record producer, and actor. Snoop is best known as an MC in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for […]
1971 – Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul and Mary) hits #24 with “Wedding Song”.
1971 – Humble Pie hits #73 with “I Don’t Need a Doctor”this day in rock history!
1971 – Isaac Hayes releases “Theme From Shaft.” The theme music of the hit blaxsploitation film goes to No. 1.
1971 – John Fogerty is sued by the owners of Specialty Records. Their suit accuses Fogerty of plagiarizing the song “Good Golly, Miss Molly” in his song “Travelin’ Band,” but it’s later dropped.
1971 – Early rock’n’roller Gene Vincent of “Be Bop A Lula” fame dies at age 36 from a ruptured stomach ulcer. Person Gene Vincent Right click for SmartMenu shortcuts
1971 – This evening, John Lennon celebrates his 31st birthday in a New York hotel room that includes guests Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, and Phil Spector. Everybody gets very drunk.
1971 – Mall superstar Tiffany (“I Think We’re Alone Now”) is born in Norwalk, Calif.
1971 – Tiffany (Tiffany Renee Darwish) is born in Norwalk, Conn.