Thursday May 7th
1946 – Bill Kreutzmann, drummer for the Grateful Dead is born
1961 – Phil Campbell (Motorhead) is born
1964 – Chuck Berry’s No Particular Place to Go hits UK chart.
1967 – Jimi Hendrix played two shows at London’s Saville Theatre. Ringo Starr, Brian Jones and members of The Beach Boys and The Moody Blues were in the audience.
1967 – Bob Dylan gives his first interview since his 1966 motorcycle accident to the Daily News.
1970 – During a North American tour Pink Floyd appeared at Pauley Pavilion, at the University of California in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
1972 – Reginald Dwight changed his name by Deed poll to Elton Hercules John.
1978 – David Bowie played the first of three nights on his Low / Heroes world tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1986 – John Mellencamp protests with farmers before the Farmers Home Administration office in Chillicothe, Mo.
1991 – At a Court in Macon, Georgia a local couple lose their case against Ozzy Osbourne. They claimed that their son was inspired to attempt suicide by Ozzy’s music.
1992 – a leather Jacket worn by John Lennon during 1960-1963, was sold at Christies, London, for £24,200.
1994 – Aerosmith played the first of seven nights at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, during their 245 date Get A Grip world tour.
1998 – Steve Perry leaves Journey a second time after the band decides to tour without the lead singer, who is suffering from back trouble.
2002 – The Rolling Stones arrive by blimp at New York’s Van Cortland Park to announce their 2002/2003 world tour.
2003 – London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) formally cautions Pete Townshend for “accessing a Web site containing child abuse images” in 1999.
2003 – Fleetwood Mac kick off their tour in support of Say You Will in Columbus, Ohio.
2011 – AC/DC Refuses to allow their songs for Download