1968 – a free concert was held in London’s Hyde Park with Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Roy Harper.
1967 – The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album is certified gold for sales on its first day in stores. See also: http://www.thisdayinrock.com/?p=7476
1948 – Prog alert! Focus flautist Thijs Van Leer is born in Amsterdam. Among his solo recordings were four records all titled Introspection.
1947 – Ian Anderson, lead singer of Jethro Tull, is born in Edinburgh, Scotland. The group has two No. 1 pop albums: “Thick as a Brick” in 1972 and “A Passion Play” in
1943 – Saxophonist Maceo Parker, one of James Brown’s most acclaimed sidemen, is born This Day In Rock in Kinston, North Carolina. Maceo (pronounced /ˈmeɪsiːoʊ/;) Parker is an American funk and soul jazz saxophonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s, as well as Parliament-Funkadelic (P-Funk) in the 1970s. On many of Brown’s […]