1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen is born in Stockholm Sweden this day in rock history! Read more

1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen is born in Stockholm Sweden this day in rock history!

1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen is born in Stockholm Sweden this day in rock history! Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck on June 30, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader. Malmsteen became notable in the mid-1980s for his technical fluency and neo-classical metal compositions. Four of his albums, […]

1951 – Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy is born in Dublin… Read more

1951 – Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy is born in Dublin…

1951 – Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy is born in Dublin, Ireland. Philip Parris Lynott (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986) was a singer, bassist, instrumentalist, and songwriter, who first came to prominence as the frontman of Thin Lizzy. Early life Lynott was born in Hallam Hospital (now Sandwell General Hospital) in West Bromwich […]

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 […]

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 […]