2006 – Co-founder of Mercury Records Irving Green dies in Palm Springs, Calif. at the age of 90. RIP – Irving Green July 4, 2006 What do Sarah Vaughn, The Platters, Brook Benton, Patti Page, The Diamonds, Del Vikings, James Brown, Dinah Washington, Roger Miller, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Laine, The Troggs, Wayne Fontana, the Mindbenders, […]
1984 – Alexis Korner, whose band Blues Incorporated gave many English musicians their start in the business, dies aged 55 of lung cancer in London. Among Incorporated’s alumni are Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Jack Bruce, Steve Marriott and Manfred Mann.
1972 – Police stop a concert by Manfred Mann and His Earth Band at the University of Miami after neighbors complain about the noise. This sparks a riot among the students that lasts for two hours. Mann and His Earth Band sit it out in the dressing room.
1966 – Paul Jones left Manfred Mann, just as “Pretty Flamingo” was climbing the charts.
1966 – Mike Vickers leaves Manfred Mann. ‘Permanent’ replacement named as Jack Bruce.
1965 – On this day The Rolling Stones take over the British pop program Ready Steady Go! today. Not only do the band members host, but they also interview their special guests Manfred Mann, Goldie & the Gingerbreads, and the Preachers. The last were booked because Bill Wyman produced their current single.
1964 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Do Wah Diddy Diddy,” Manfred Mann. The song was written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, who also wrote “Da Doo Ron Ron.”
1964 – Manfred Mann release “Diddy Wah Diddy.” The song becomes their first No. 1.
1964 – In the studio, Manfred Mann record their No. 1 “Doo Wah Diddy Diddy.”
1954 – Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Trevor Rabin (born January 13, 1954) is a South African-American musician, best known as a guitarist and songwriter for the British progressive rock band Yes from 1983–1994, and since then, as a film composer. Biography Early years Rabin was born Trevor Charles Rabinowitz […]
1952 – Rush drummer Neal Peart is born this day in rock Awesome history! Neil Peart (pronounced /?p??rt/) OC, (born Neil Ellwood Peart, September 12, 1952, Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian musician and author. He is best-known as the drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart grew up in Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Canada […]
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 […]