2000 – Kevin Cadogan is fired from Third Eye Blind, shortly after the band play the Sundance Film Festival.
1995 – Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon is found dead on his tour bus from an accidental drug overdose. The band rose to fame in 1993 with the hit “No Rain.”
1983 – Former Blind Faith members Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton are among the performers at the ARMS benefit concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The concert raises money for research into multiple sclerosis.
1969 – No. 1 on both the American and British albums charts today is Blind Faith, the only album by the supergroup that features Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, and Ginger Baker.
1969 – n American chart action, the Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women” goes to No. 1, while Blind Faith’s self-titled debut is a new entry on the albums chart.
1969 – The supergroup Blind Faith make their U.S. live debut at Madison Square Garden.
1969 – Led Zeppelin play Milwaukee at the Midwest Rock Festival. Former Yardbird Eric Clapton, who is playing with Blind Faith the next day, catches the set by fellow former Yardbird Jimmy Page’s new band. “They were very loud,” he later remembers. “I thought it was unnecessarily loud. I liked some of it; I really […]
1969 – Blind Faith makes its live debut in the United States at Madison Square Garden in New York. Blind Faith was either one of the great successes of the late 1960’s, a culmination of the decade’s efforts by three legendary musicians–or it was a disaster of monumental proportions, and a symbol of everything that […]
1963 – Bob Dylan performs on Richard Farina’s album Dick Farina, billing himself as Blind Boy Grunt.
1959 – Blues guitar god Blind Willie McTell dies in Milledgeville, Ga., from a brain hemorrhage. The 58-year-old legend had given up music to become a pastor.
1956 – Joseph “Satch” Satriani (born July 15, 1956 in Westbury, New York, U.S.) is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor. He is heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. He also has a signature series amplifier, the Peavey JSX. In 1988, Satriani was recruited by the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger […]
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 […]