1953 – Tom Petty is born in Gainesville, Fla. He w… Read more

1953 – Tom Petty is born in Gainesville, Fla. He w…

1953 – Tom Petty is born in Gainesville, Fla. He wins a Grammy Award as part of the Traveling Wilburys for the 1989 album “Traveling Wilburys Volume One.” Thomas Earl “Tom” Petty (born October 20, 1950) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and a […]

1950 – Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is born in Bo… Read more

1950 – Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is born in Bo…

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 – Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is born Chaim Wit… Read more

1949 – Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is born Chaim Wit…

1949 – Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is born Chaim Witz in Haifa, Israel. Gene Simmons (born Chaim Witz (pronounced Haium) on August 25, 1949) is an Israeli-born American hard rock bass guitarist, vocalist, and actor. He is best known as “The Demon,” his blood-spitting, fire-breathing, and tongue-wagging persona in the hard rock band Kiss, an […]

1947 – David Bowie (David Robert Jones) is born in… Read more

1947 – David Bowie (David Robert Jones) is born in…

1947 – David Bowie (David Robert Jones) is born in London. He first records with the King Bees, Lower Third and the Mannish Boys in 1963 before going solo. His two No. 1 songs are “Fame” and “Let’s Dance.” David Bowie (IPA: Although he released an album and numerous singles earlier, David Bowie first caught […]

1942 – Isaac Hayes is born in Covington, Texas. … Read more

1942 – Isaac Hayes is born in Covington, Texas. …

1942 – Isaac Hayes is born in Covington, Texas. Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008[1]) was an American soul and funk singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger, composer, and actor. Hayes was one of the main creative forces behind southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served as both an […]

1938 – Paul Revere of the Raiders is born in Boise… Read more

1938 – Paul Revere of the Raiders is born in Boise…

1938 – Paul Revere of the Raiders is born in Boise, Idaho. Paul Revere and the Raiders is an American rock band that saw enormous mainstream success in the second half of the 1960s and earlier 1970s, best-known for hits like “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)” (1971), “Steppin’ Out” & “Just […]