RIVERS CUOMO of Weezer
In 1970, The Beatles started a two-week run at #1 in the US with “The Long And Winding Road,” their 20th and final US #1. Meanwhile, Let It Be, their 12th and final studio album, started a four-week run at #1 in the US on the same day.
In 1975, Peter Frampton played the first of two nights at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Recordings from these two shows were used as part of his #1 double-album Frampton Comes Alive.
BUN E. CARLOS of Cheap Trick
JOHN WETTON of Asia/King Crimson
KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD of Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band/The Rides
PETE FARNDON of Pretenders
In 1965, The Supremes scored their fifth consecutive US #1 single — the first American group to accomplish this feat — when “Back In My Arms Again” went to the top of the charts.
In 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono released the politically oriented double-album Some Time In New York City.
In 1960, Drummer Tommy Moore made the fateful decision to quit The Beatles and return to his job of driving a forklift.
In 1966, Janis Joplin joined Big Brother & The Holding Company onstage for the first time at a show in San Francisco.
In 1966, The Rolling Stones started a two-week run at #1 in the US with “Paint It, Black,” their third US #1 single.
KIM DEAL of Pixies/The Breeders
MIKE DOUGHTY of Soul Coughing
In 1967, Bob Dylan and The Band began recording the legendary Basement Tapes in Woodstock, New York.
In 1978, Joe Walsh released “Life’s Been Good.”
DEAN DINNING of Toad The Wet Sprocket/State Flower
MATT BELLAMY frontman/guitarist of Muse
MITCH MITCHELL drummer of The Jimi Hendrix Experience
In 1964, Bob Dylan recorded “Mr. Tambourine Man” at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. This was the first session for the Another Side Of Bob Dylan album, which saw Dylan record 14 original compositions that night.
CHUCK NEGRON of Three Dog Night
NICK RHODES of Duran Duran
In 1969, After a visit from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts the previous day to discuss his ouster from The Rolling Stones, Brian Jones announced that he was leaving because he disapproved of the direction the band was taking.
In 1974, Paul McCartney and Wings went to #1 in the US with the song “Band On The Run.” McCartney later noted that George Harrison had unwittingly contributed the first line of one part of the song when he said, “If we ever get out of here” during one of the many Beatles’ business meetings.
In 1964, during their first US tour The Rolling Stones were booed off stage in San Antonio, Texas.
In 1971, Carole King’s Tapestry went Gold. It remained on the charts for three years.
JEREMY GARA of Arcade Fire
LEVI STUBBS of Four Tops
In 1944, The Allied invasion of Normandy, France — aka D-Day — contributed to the victory on the Western Front.
In 1965, The Rolling Stones released “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” in the US; it went on to be their first #1 single, and nearly 40 years later Rolling Stone magazine called it the second greatest song of all time, behind only Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone.”