Monday May 4th
1942 – Born on this day, Ronnie Bond, The Troggs,
1949 – Born on this day, Zal Cleminson, guitar, Sensational Alex Harvey Band,
1951 – Born on this day, Mick Mars (real name Bob Deal), Motley Crue, (
1951 – Born on this day, Bruce Day, Santana,
1967 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on UK TV’s Top Of The Pops’.
1970 – four students at Kent University were killed and eleven wounded by National Guard troops at a campus demonstration protesting the escalation of the Vietnam War. The incident inspired Neil Young to compose ‘Ohio’ which became a hit for Crosby Stills Nash & Young.
1972 – Born on this day, Mike Dirnt, bass, Green Day
1973 – Led Zeppelin opened their 1973 North American tour, which was billed as the ‘biggest and most profitable rock & roll tour in the history of the United States’.
1977 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Hotel California,” The Eagles.
1989 – Stevie Ray Vaughan set out on what would be his last ever tour at the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia
1996 – Alanis Morissette started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Jagged Little Pill’.
1997 – Courtney Love placed an advert in The Seattle Times selling the house she had shared with Kurt Cobain.
2003 – Modern rock act Third Eye Blind portrays veteran U.K. rock act the Kinks on an episode of the NBC series “American Dreams.”
2006 – Pearl Jam sticks around after taping a song for CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman to play a 10-song set inside New York’s Ed Sullivan Theatre exclusively for members of its fan club.
2012 – Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys died on This Day in Rock Music History!