Sunday May 17th
1948 – Prog-rock drummer Bill Bruford is born in Sevenoaks
1963 – The Monterey Folk Festival opens with Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul & Mary, and Pete Seeger
1963 – In England, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and Little Richard appear on the same bill for the first time.
1965 – Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor is born today in Mercer, Pa.
1968 – Wonderwall, a psychedelic film with soundtrack by George Harrison, premieres at the Cannes Film Festival.
1969 – Chicago release their double debut album, Chicago Transit Authority
1975 – Elton John picks up a platinum disc for Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. The album is the first to sell a million copies on its first day of release.
1975 – Mick Jagger needs 20 stitches in his hand after putting it through the window of a restaurant in Montauk, N.Y.
1980 – Drummer Peter Criss left Kiss and was replaced by Eric Carr
1981 – Appearing at Bingley Hall, Stafford, England, Whitesnake
1987 – A fire sweeps through Tom Petty’s Encino, Calif., mansion, causing a million dollars in damage.
1989 – Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman’s first Sticky Fingers restaurant opened in London.
1989 – At the Cannes Film Festival, Roger Daltrey announces that he intends to pursue the study of Chinese medicine.
1990 – Nirvana played the last date of a North American tour at the Zoo in Boise, Idaho. This was Chad Channing’s final gig with the band, drummer Dave Grohl replaced him in Sept
1992 – A sore throat forces Phil Collins to abandon a Genesis gig in Tampa, Fla., after only two songs.
2003 – Stone Temple Pilot singer Scott Weiland is arrested after police stop him for driving without lights shortly before midnight in L.A. Cocaine and heroin is found in his car.