Sunday May 3rd
1919 – Pete Seeger is born on This Day in Rock!
1944 – Born on this day, Pete Staples, The Troggs,
1951 – Christopher Cross (Christopher Geppert) is born in San Antonio, Texas.
1953 – Born on this day, Bruce Hall, REO Speedwagon,
1955 – Born on this day, Steve Jones, Sex Pistols guitarist,
1965, The Beatles spent the day filming for their forthcoming film ‘Help!’ on Salisbury Plain with the British Army’s Third Tank Division.
1968 – Jimi Hendrix laid down ‘Voodoo Chile’ for the ‘Electric Ladyland’ album
1972 – Born on this day, Josey Scott, lead singer, Saliva. Scott sang ‘Hero’ with Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, which was used as the theme song to the 2002 film Spider-Man.
1975 – Chicago started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Chicago VIII’, the groups third US No.1.
1976 – Paul McCartney makes his first U.S. stage appearance in a decade. The “Wings Over America” tour opens in Ft. Worth, Texas.
1976 – David Bowie played the first of six sold out nights at Wembley, his first UK gig in three years.
1980 – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band started a six week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Against The Wind’.
1986 – Robert Palmer went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Addicted To Love’, it made No.5 in the UK.
2004 – the US Supreme Court rejected an appeal by two musicians who claimed they were owed royalties from Ozzy Osbourne. Bassist Robert Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake had fought a long-running battle since 1997 with the Osbourne family claiming they were entitled to money from the albums ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ and ‘Diary of a madman
2006 – Boston Metallica wannabes Godsmack top the U.S. album charts with their fourth album, cleverly titled IV.
2009 – Bob Dylan went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Together Through Life’ his seventh UK No.1 album.2011 – Steven Tyler from Aerosmith admitted that his addiction to drugs was so drastic that he hid cocaine in a drum on stage to take a fix during shows.