Sunday, June 6, 2010

May 30 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Tom Morello!

Tom Morello, Rage Against The Machine Guitarist, Tom Morello Birthday May 30

Musician's Born On May 30

1942 Lenny Davidson (Dave Clark Five)
1955 Nicky (Topper) Headon (Clash)
1958 Marie Fredericksson (Roxette)
1960 Stephen Duffy (Kiss Me)
1964 Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
1964 Wynonna

Deaths On May 30

1980 Carl Radle (Eric Clapton band)

Number 1 In The Charts On May 30

1964 Beatles: Love Me Do US 45
1970 Ray Stevens: Everything Is Beautiful US 45
1992 Michael Ball : Michael Ball : UK LP
1998 Next : Too Close : US single
1998 Simply Red : Blue : UK LP

Various Music Events On May 30

1959 Pop TV show Oh Boy broadcast for the last time.Produced by Jack Good - the man who'd shout 'Limp you bugger, limp' at Gene Vincent from the wings

1964 It's The Searchers LP hits UK chart

1968 Beatles begin recording their White Album

1969 Beatles release The Ballad Of John and Yoko

1970 Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's Déjà Vu LP hits UK chart

1972 Roxy Music play their first major show, at Great Western Express Festival in Lincolnshire

1978 Led Zeppelin return to recording studio for first time since the death of Robert Plant's son

1987 Adam Horovitz (Beastie Boys) arrested in Liverpool on UK tour after allegedly hitting a girl fan during a riot at the Royal Court

1987 Irish acts have No. 1 and No. 3 on Hot 100 with U2's With or Without You and Chris de Burgh's Lady in Red

1990 As a protest against the Exxon Valdez disaster, Midnight Oil play a concert in front of Exxon's offices in 6th Avenue in New York City. The police have to close the street..

1992 Paul Simon marries Edie Brickell.

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