Thursday May 14th
1943 – Bassist Jack Bruce of Cream is born today in Lanarkshire, Scotland.
1955 – “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley & the Comets first enters the top 40.
1962 – Ian Astbury, the wolf child of the Cult, is born in the badlands of Heswall, England.
1963 – Behind the Music star – and we do mean “star” – and Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1964 – London Records prepares giant promotion – ‘Watch Out USA Here They are! The Rolling Stones! They’re great! They’re outrageous! They’re rebels! They sell! They’re England’s hottest – but hottest group!’
1966 – Mike Inez, Alice In Chains, Ozzy Osbourne, is born
1968 – Paul McCartney and John Lennon make a guest appearance on The Tonight Show to announce the creation of Apple Corps.
1976 – Keith Relf of the Yardbirds dies of electrocution at the age of 33.
1988 – Atlantic Records’ 40th anniversary celebration at New York’s Madison Square Garden sees the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited with John Bonham’s son Jason on drums.
1990 – Appearing live at the Mayflower, Glasgow Lenny Kravitz on his first UK tour.
1993 – Sold at a sale at Christies, London, four ‘Super Hero’, Costumes worn by the group Kiss, for £20,000.
2003 – Oh no! Former Faith No More frontman Mike Patton says his band Mr. Bungle “is over.”
2008 – Metallica kicked off a 26-date North American and European tour at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California.