1972 – Filming begins on That’ll Be the Day, a musical starring David Essex, Ringo Starr, and Keith Moon. Halliwell’s Film Guide proclaims the film has “well-sketched cameos, a likeable dour viewpoint, and a cheerful pop music background.”
1965 – Rolling Stones earn their ‘Bad Boy’ reputation when the group members are fined £5 each for urinating in front of a public filling station after a concert in Essex.
1963 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Easier Said Than Done,” The Essex. The members of the group are all U.S. Marines, including lead singer Anita Humes.
1955 – James Dean, whose iconic stance in films like Rebel Without a Cause influenced countless rockers, dies in an automobile accident. He was 24. James Dean: one of the most influential actors on rock n roll who was not famous as a musician… Rather, a great actor with the right ‘tude. James Byron Dean […]
1955 – Rock ‘n’ roll litigation as Bill Haley files suit against Essex Recordings. Now that he’s a big star, he accuses his old label of releasing his early recordings, which are “of inferior quality to said plaintiff’s current releases.”
1943 – Jack Bruce of Cream with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker is born this day in rock history! From Wikipedia John Symon Asher “Jack” Bruce (born 14 May 1943) is a Scottish-born musician, composer and singer. He is best-known as an electric bass guitarist, harmonica player and pianist, and was most famous as a […]