Friday 19th June
1932 – Progressive sax sideman Mel Collins (Alexis Korner, King Crimson, Rolling Stones) is born in England.
1950 – Ann Wilson of Heart is born in San Diego
1963 – Drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio) is born.
1965 – The Kinks and the Moody Blues both play their first American date at New York’s Academy of Music.
1965 – The Rolling Stones score their first #1 on the American charts with “Satisfaction”.
1966 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Paperback Writer,” The Beatles.
1967 – Paul McCartney tells a British television audience that he has taken LSD. It had worn off by the time he got around to recording “Silly Love Songs.”
1971 – Almost exactly a year to the day after the appearance of ‘Gasoline Alley’, Rod Stewart releases his self-produced masterpiece, ‘Every Picture Tells a Story.’ It tops the Billboard album chart for four weeks.
1973 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Tim Curry, opens at a London theater,. Also, making his first time ever appearance is Meatloaf.
1977 – Led Zeppelin play a one-off show in San Diego between six gigs in New York and six gigs in Los Angeles. Jimmy Page is apparently so out of it from his heroin habit that he has to be physically carried onto the plane to California.
1982 – Asia live up to their “supergroup” tag when their self-titled debut tops the albums chart.
1982 – Rainbow hits #40 with “Stone Cold”
1984 – Tickets for Bruce Springsteen’s 10-night stand at New Jersey’s Meadowlands go on sale. Twenty-four hours later, 202,000 tickets have been snatched up.
1986 – Genesis hits #3 in the US with ‘Invisible Touch’
1988 – Anthrax’s Danny Spitz marries fiancee Valerie.
2000 – There’s a new addition to Bob Dylan’s group today in Portland, Ore. It’s Professor Patrick Ladd, who signs Dylan’s lyrics for the benefit of the hard of hearing.
2005 – Coldplay’s X&Y stays atop the U.K. album charts.