Saturday May 30th
1943 – Jack Bruce of Cream is born
1955 – Clash drummer Nicky “Topper” Headon is born in Bromley, England.
1964 – Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) is born
1965 – The Rolling Stones played the final night of a US tour at the New York Academy of Music. During the afternoon the band recorded six songs for the Clay Pole TV show.
1966 – The Jefferson Airplane perform at a benefit for the Haight-Ashbury Legal Organization in San Francisco.
1968 – The Beatles kick off recording The Beatles double album by laying down 18 takes of “Revolution 1.”
1971 – At San Francisco’s Winterland Auditorium, 36 Deadheads have to be treated for hallucinations after ingesting apple drink at the venue. Not surprisingly, the drink was spiked with LSD.
1972 – Slade with Status Quo as support appeared at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester. Tickets priced at 65p.
1978 – Led Zeppelin begin Pre Production recording In Through the Out Door
1980 – Carl Radle, who played bass in Derek & the Dominos, dies from a kidney ailment at age 37.
1987 – The Beastie Boys rapper Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, is arrested in Liverpool, England, for allegedly assaulting a female fan during a riot at one of their gigs.
1987 – David Bowie kicked off his 87-date Glass Spider world tour at the Feynoord Stadium, Rotterdam, Holland.
1992 – Singers Paul Simon and Edie Brickell marry in Montauk, Long Island, N.Y.
1992 – The Black Crowes went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion’.
1996 – Bassist John Kahn, a bassist who played with Jerry Garcia, dies at the age of 48.
1997 – West Arkeen, who played guitar on Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion albums, dies
1997 – Neil Young cancels his European tour after cutting his finger open while slicing a ham sandwich.
2003 – Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington is hospitalized in L.A. for “severe back and abdominal pains,”
2007 – a leaked copy of the new White Stripes album ‘Icky Thump’ was played completely on Chicago’s radio station Q101-WKQX. Jack White personally called the US radio station from Spain, where he was touring, to voice his displeasure.
2009 – Ozzy Osbourne sued Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi for lack of royalty payments.