CHRIS CORNELL of Soundgarden/Temple Of The Dog/Audioslave
JOHN LODGE of The Moody Blues
STONE GOSSARD of Pearl Jam/Temple Of The Dog/Brad
In 1968, Cream started a four-week run at #1 on the US album chart with Wheels Of Fire.
In 1965, Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” was released.
IAN STEWART of The Rolling Stones
JACK IRONS of Pearl Jam/Red Hot Chili Peppers
MARTHA REEVES of The Vandellas
NIGEL TWIST of The Alarm
In 1953, Truck driver Elvis Presley made his first ever recording when he paid $3.98 to record two songs, “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin,” as a gift for his mother. The songs surfaced 37 years later as part of an RCA compilation called Elvis—The Great Performances.
In 1964, The Rolling Stones appeared on the US chart for the first time when their cover of Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away” peaked at #48.
In 1955, Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California.
In 1959, Billie Holiday died at the age of 44 in a New York City hospital from cirrhosis of the liver after years of alcohol abuse—while under arrest for heroin possession, with police officers stationed at the door to her room.
ED KOWALCZYK of Live
FATBOY SLIM (born Norman Cook)
STEWART COPELAND of The Police
In 1962, The Beach Boys signed to Capitol Records in the US.
In 1966, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker announced they were forming Cream.
IAN CURTIS of Joy Division
MARKY RAMONE of Ramones
PETER BANKS of Yes
TREVOR HORN of The Buggles/Yes
In 1968, Creedence Clearwater Revival released their self-titled debut album.
In 1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival released Cosmo’s Factory — their fifth album.
ANN THE RAVEN
BOB CASALE of Devo
DAN SMITH of Bastille
TANYA DONELLY of Belly/The Breeders/Throwing Muses
WOODROW WILSON “WOODY” GUTHRIE
In 1958, The Quarrymen, featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John “Duff” Lowe on piano, and Colin Hanton on drums, recorded a disc at a small studio in an electronics shop. They recorded “That’ll Be The Day” and “In Spite Of Danger” in one take each, and both songs ended up on The Beatles’ Anthology 1.
ROGER McGUINN of The Byrds
In 1968, Steppenwolf’s “Born To Be Wild” was released on this day.
In 1973, The soundtrack to Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid, featuring Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” was released. Dylan was also in the movie.
CHRISTINE McVIE of Fleetwood Mac
DAN MURPHY of Soul Asylum
ROBIN WILSON of Gin Blossoms
In 1954, Elvis Presley signed a contract with Sun Records and gave his notice at his day job at The Crown Electric Company. Sam Phillips from Sun Records originally intended to use the 19-year-old Elvis to make demos of songs meant for other artists.