MARC PERLMAN of The Jayhawks
MIKE BLOOMFIELD of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band/The Electric Flag
RICK WRIGHT of Pink Floyd
SIMON KIRKE of Bad Company/Free
In 1958, Billboard magazine warned that driving along listening to rock & roll music could “cost the motorist money.” Researchers from the Esso gas company said the rhythm of rock & roll could cause the driver to be foot heavy on the pedal, making them waste fuel.
In 1970, The Australian western film Ned Kelly opened, marking Mick Jagger’s acting debut.
In 1973, More than 600,000 turned out to see the Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, and others in concert at Watkin’s Glen, New York, in one of the largest festivals of all time.
In 1976, Steve Miller Band’s Fly Like An Eagle album went Gold.
In 2014, Linda Ronstadt was honored with a National Medal of Arts at the White House in Washington, DC.
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