1980 – Drummer John Bonham of Led Zeppelin is found dead in his bed after a drinking binge. John has left his mark on the music world as being one of the most influential Rock drummers to be copied. John Henry “Bonzo” Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980) was an English drummer and […]
1974 – Nilsson and John Lennon are ejected from the Troubador Club in Los Angeles for heckling Tom Smothers’ comedy act.
1941 – Born on this day, Mike Love, vocals, The Beach Boys, (1966 UK & US No.1 single ‘Good Vibrations’, plus over 25 other US & UK Top 40 singles. 1966 classic album ‘Pet Sounds’).
1953 – Drummer Jim Ayoub of the Canadian power trio Mahogany Rush is born.
1950 – Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is born in Boston. Anthony Joseph “Joe” Perry (Born September 10, 1950 in Lawrence, Massachusetts) is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the rock band Aerosmith. He was ranked 48th in the Rolling Stone‘s list – The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. […]
1949 – Born on this day, Mickey Thomas, Jefferson Starship, (1987 UK & US No.1 single ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us’).
1949 – Styx guitarist James Young is born in Chicago on this awesome day in rock history!
1949 – Pop/blues artist Bonnie Raitt is born on this day in rock history! More than just a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter, Bonnie Raitt has become an institution in American music. The release of Souls Alike, her eighteenth album, marks yet another brave, exhilarating step in a legendary body of […]
1949 – Bassist Garry Tallent of the E Street Band is born this day in rock history!
1949 – Joe Egan, Stealers Wheel, is born on This Day in Rock Music History! He had the 1973 UK No.8 single ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’. The song was used in Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 movie Reservoir Dogs, during the famous “ear” scene. <object width=”420″ height=”315″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/OMAIsqvTh7g?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0″></param><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param><param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/OMAIsqvTh7g?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” […]
1949 – Bruce Springsteen is born in Freehold, N.J., which last time we looked was indeed still in the U.S.A. Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American songwriter, singer and guitarist. He has recorded and toured with the E Street Band. Springsteen is widely known for his brand of heartland rock […]
1949 – David Coverdale of the groups Whitesnake and Deep Purple is born in Saltburnon- Sea, England. David Coverdale (born September 22, 1951 in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire) is an English rock vocalist most famous for his work with the English hard rock band Deep Purple, and his later band Whitesnake. Career Coverdale, briefly a student […]