Monday May 11th
1935 – Kit Lambert, who helped introduced the Who’s Pete Townshend to the mod phenomenon as the band’s manager, is born. He also produced albums like The Who Sell Out and Tommy.
1941 – Eric Burdon of The Animals is born in Tyneside,
1947 - Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks is born in Jacksonville,
1963 – The Beatles’ debut album, Please Please Me, tops the English albums chart.
1964 – The Rolling Stones are refused lunch at a hotel in Bristol, England, because they are not wearing jackets and ties.
1965 – The Byrds first appear on nationwide TV, singing “Mr. Tambourine Man” on Hullabaloo.
1967 – The Beatles cut “Baby You’re a Rich Man” at Olympia Studios. It’s the first time they’ve recorded outside of Abbey Road.
1967 – Jimi Hendrix hits UK chart with The Wind cries Mary.
1970 – The Who release Live at Leeds. The Beatles release their single “The Long and Winding Road.” Both compete in the shops with the Woodstock soundtrack.
1972 – In a TV interview with Dick Cavett, John Lennon says he thinks the FBI is tapping his phone as part of a plan to have him deported from the U.S.
1975 – Gregg Allman, a future Mr. Cher, appears on her TV variety show.
1977 – Iggy Pop releases ‘The Idiot’ and it hits #30 in the UK and #32 in the US. The album is produced by David Bowie.
1979 – Bob Dylan begins sessions for his album Slow Train Coming at the Muscle Shoals studio in Alabama.
1995 – Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunite for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan in Austin, Texas, the late blues guitarist’s hometown
2003 – Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57.
2005 – Nine Inch Nails’ With Teeth debuts at No. 1, and a rare smile cracks Trent Reznor’s face