Tuesday May 5th
1948 – Bill Ward (Black Sabbath) is born this day
1951 – Born on this day, Rex Goh, guitar, Air Supply,
1963 – on a recommendation by George Harrison, Dick Rowe Head of A&R at Decca records, (and the man who turned down The Beatles), went to see The Rolling Stones play at Crawdaddy Club, London. The band were signed to the label within a week.
1965 – Alan Price announces he is leaving the Animals at the peak of their popularity
1968 – Buffalo Springfield disbands.
1969 – The Beatles single ‘Get Back’ was released in the US
1969 – Creedence Clearwater Revival releases their hit “Bad Moon Rising,”
1970 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “American Woman,” Guess Who.
1973 – David Bowie scored his first UK No.1 album when ‘Aladdin Sane’ started a five-week run at the top
1973 – At Tampa Stadium in Florida, 56,800 Led Zeppelin fans see Led Zeppelin. The band grosses $309,000. At the time the show set a record for the largest paying crowd at an American rock concert.
1984 – Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr married Chrissie Hynde in a horse drawn carriage in Central Park, New York.
1990 – A tribute concert to John Lennon organized by his widow Yoko Ono draws less than one-third of the expected 45,000 fans in Liverpool, England.
1995 – Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler was arrested on a felony count of possession of heroin, as well as two misdemeanour drug charges.
1996 – Rage Against The Machine went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Evil Empire’.
2002 – Two disc jockeys from Denver’s KRFX-FM, Rick Lewis and Michael Floorwax, stopped a live radio interview with Detroit rocker Ted Nugent after he used derogatory racial terms for Asians and Blacks. The station received dozens of complaints.
2005 – Bruce Springsteen tops the U.S. album charts with Devils & Dust, a largely acoustic offering not featuring his E Street Band.