1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut per… Read more

1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut per…

1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut performance in Plymouth, England. Progressive rock can be a very disreputable subject. No other musical style has been so vilified by the critics and became a synonym for ‘pompous’ and ‘bombastic.’ Almost every music critic in the early ’70’s had something unflattering to write about it. […]

1955 – Elvis Costello (Declan McManus) is born in … Read more

1955 – Elvis Costello (Declan McManus) is born in …

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 […]

1950 – Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is born in Boston. Read more

1950 – Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is born in Boston.

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. […]

1946 – Guitarist Duane Allman is born in Nashville… Read more

1946 – Guitarist Duane Allman is born in Nashville…

1946 – Guitarist Duane Allman is born in Nashville, Tenn.  Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American, lead guitarist of the southern rock group The Allman Brothers Band, and session musician. Allman is best remembered for his brief but influential tenure in the band he helped co-found, as well […]

1939 – Teen idol Frankie Avalon (Francis Avallone)… Read more

1939 – Teen idol Frankie Avalon (Francis Avallone)…

1939 – Teen idol Frankie Avalon (Francis Avallone) is born in Philadelphia. Career By the time he was 12, Avalon began making appearances on U.S. television for his trumpet prowess, and as a teenager, played with Bobby Rydell in a band known as Rocco and the Saints. In 1959, his songs “Venus” and “Why” both […]