Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May 4 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Ed!

Ed Cassidy, Spirit Drummer, Ed Cassidy Birthday May 4

Musician's Born On May 4

1931 Ed Cassidy (Spirit)
1942 Nicholas Ashford (Ashford and Simpson)
1942 Tammy Wynette (Stand By Your Man)
1944 Peggy Santiglia (Angels)
1944 Ronnie Bond (Troggs)
1945 George Wadenius (Blood Sweat and Tears)
1949 Zal Cleminson (Alex Harvey Band)
1951 Jackie Jackson (Jacksons)
1959 Randy Travis (US country singer)
1961 Jay Aston (Bucks Fizz)
1972 Mike Dirnt (Green Day)

Ed Cassidy, Spirit Drummer, Ed Cassidy Birthday May 4

Number 1 In The Charts On May 4

1956 Ronnie Hilton: No Other Love UK 45
1961 Marcels: Blue Moon UK 45
1974 Abba; Waterloo UK 45
1974 Grand Funk: Locomotion US 45
1974 The Sting soundtrack US LP
1985 Phyllis Nelson: Move Closer UK 45
1996 Mariah Carey : Always Be My Baby : US single
1996 Alanis Morrisette : Jagged Little Pill : UK LP
1998 All Saints : Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade : UK single

Ed Cassidy, Spirit Drummer, Ed Cassidy Birthday May 4

Various Music Events On May 4

1886 Gramophone patent awarded to Chichester Bell and Charles Sumner Tainter

1956 Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps record Be Bop A Lula at Owen Bradley's Nashville Studio

Ed Cassidy, Spirit Drummer, Ed Cassidy Birthday May 4

1957 Alan Freed Show debuts on ABC TV. The first programme stars Del Vikings and Screaming Jay Hawkins

1959 First Grammy award winners announced. They include Volare by Domenico Modugno (record of the year), Tequila by Champs (R&B) and Tom Dooley by Kingston Trio
1964 Moody Blues formed

1968 Mary Hopkins appears on Opportunity Knocks

1973 Led Zeppelin begin tour billed as 'the most profitable rock and roll tour in history of the USA'

1985 Paul Hardcastle hits UK chart at No. 4 with 19

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