Wednesday May 6th
1945 – Bob Seger is born in Dearborn, Mich
1965 – In their Clearwater, Florida hotel room, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards work out opening riff of the song Satisfaction, following Richard’s purchase of a Gibson fuzz-box
1967 – The Who’s Keith Moon gives an interview in which he advises, “To get your playing more forceful, hit the drums harder.”
1967 – Mark Williams Ryan, guitarist for & The Blowfish, is born in Silver Spring, Md.
1971 – Chris Shiflett is born on This Day in rock! He is the guitarist for the Foo Fighters.
1978 – Foreigner debut on UK chart with Feels Like the First Time.
1984 – Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson record “State of Shock.”
1993 – Jerry Lee Lewis’ home in Mississippi is raided by federal agents when it’s discovered the Killer has neglected to pay $1.6 million in taxes.
1997 – The first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is held in Cleveland. Among those inducted are Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Jackson 5, the Bee Gees, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, the Young Rascals, and Parliament-Funkadelic (meaning George Clinton).
2000 – Hoosier native son John Mellencamp delivers the commencement address to the Indiana University senior class.
2001 – Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and his wife Skylar welcome a baby boy into their family.
2002 – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen was voted the UK’s favourite single of all time in a poll by the Guinness Hit Singles book.
2004 – David Bowie cancels a scheduled concert in Miami after a local stagehand falls to his Deaths at the James L. Knight Center prior to the performance.
2005 – US coffee shop chain Starbucks banned the sale of Bruce Springsteen’s latest album Devils and Dust over concerns about its adult content. The retailer – which stocked CDs at its branches in the US – said it would be promoting other albums instead.
2006 – W. Axl Rose announces on Eddie Trunk’s syndicated radio show that the long-awaited Guns N’ Roses album Chinese Democracy will be released this fall.
2006 – Pink Floyd reaches the staggering plane of 1,500 weeks on the Chart Toppers charts with its record setting 1973 album “Dark Side of the Moon.”