1986 – No. 1 Chart Toppers hit: “These Dreams,” by Heart. The song is the group’s first charttopping single.
1984 – 1984 Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) marries Julie Ann Friedman in London. They both wear pink.
1978 – Billy Joel scores debut UK hit with Just the Way You Are. No. 1 Chart Topper. “Just the Way You Are” is a love song from Billy Joel’s 1977 pop rock album, The Stranger. It was written as a birthday gift to Joel’s first wife Elizabeth Weber. After they divorced, Joel said that […]
1974 – Here’s a weird gig Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band opening for Canadian songbird Anne Murray in New York. It’s the last gig Bruce plays with drummer Ernie “Boom Boom” Carter and keyboardist David Sancious.
1965 – The Beatles record “Day Tripper” this day in rock history! “Day Tripper” is a riff-driven rock song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and released by The Beatles as a “double A-side” single with “We Can Work It Out”. Both songs were recorded during the sessions for the Rubber Soul album. The […]
1963 – Beatles: Lunch with the winners (Karen, Anne, Vicky, Susan) of competition in the teen magazine ‘Boyfriend’ at the restaurant Old Vienna. Studio 2. 2.30-5.30pm, 7.00-10.00pm. Recording: ‘The Beatles’ Christmas Record’ (unnumbered takes); ‘You Really Got A Hold On Me’ (take 12); ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ (takes 1-17); ‘This Boy’ (takes 1-17). […]
1960 – Steven “Steve” Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is an American instrumental rock guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. After starting his professional career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, Vai would also record and tour in Zappa’s backing band starting in 1980. The guitarist began a solo […]
1955 – Elvis Costello (Declan McManus) is born in London. His biggest hit is the top 20 song “Veronica” in 1989, which he writes with Paul McCartney. Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus 25 August 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter, with Irish ancestry. Costello came to prominence as an early participant in London’s […]
1954 – Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, widely ranked up there with Hendrix, is born in Dallas. Stephen “Stevie” Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American blues-rock guitarist, whose broad appeal made him an influential electric blues guitarist. and Classic Rock Magazine ranked him #3 in their list of the […]
1953 – Born this day in history, Ed Ulibarri. 1-24-1953 Ed is originally from Denver Colorado where he started performing as a professional musician at the age of 15 years old, playing keyboards and singing in local rock bands. In 1976, Ed and his band Alexis received a recording contract with MCA records and moved […]
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 […]
1948 – Fleetwood Mac songwriter Lindsey Buckingham is born in Palo Alto, Calif. Lindsey Adams Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American guitarist and singer, most notable for being a member of the musical group Fleetwood Mac. Aside from his tenure with Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham has also released five solo albums and a live […]