1967 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its debut performance at the Monterey (Calif.) Pop Festival. The Hendrix album “Electric Ladyland,” released in 1968, tops Chart Toppers’s pop album chart for two weeks.
1957 – Madness sax player Lee Thompson – you might remember him flying around in all those videos – is born in London.
1956 – Alan Freed’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party’ Premiers on CBS This Day in Rock History!
1952 – Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes sax player Edward Manion, who has also blown for Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, is born.
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 […]
1942 – The big man – Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band – is born in Norfolk, Va. He enjoyed a solo hit when he teamed up with Jackson Browne for 1985’s “You’re a Friend of Mine.”
1934 – Ace Cannon, a saxophonist who played with Carl Perkins, the Oak Ridge Boys, and Jerry Lee Lewis, is born in Grenada, Miss. He was featured in the documentary Ace’s High.
1934 – Born on This Day In Rock, US sax player King Curtis. On August 13th 1971 Curtis was stabbed to death by a vagrant on the front steps of his New York home. He worked with John Lennon and played on The Coasters “Yakety Yak”. At the age of twelve King Curtis started playing […]