Wednesday July 15th
1952 – New York Dolls guitarist Johnny Thunders is born
1956 – Joseph “Satch” Satriani
1958 – John Lennon’s mother, Julia, dies in a road accident in Liverpool,
1963 – Paul McCartney is busted for speeding and fined 17 pounds for the offense.
1967 – Jefferson Airplane and the Doors perform at the Anaheim Civic Center in California. Jim Morrison behaves himself.
1968 – Creedence Clearwater Revival release their self-titled debut album.
1970 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Mama Told Me Not to Come,” Three Dog Night.
1971 – Yoko Ono appears at the London department store Selfridges, where she signs copies of her book Grapefruit.
1973 – A depressed Ray Davies, balancing a beer can on his head, announces he is retiring from music during a Kinks concert at London’s White City Stadium.
1989 – Pink Floyd perform in Venice on a floating stage. Seems like a good idea. But the 200,000 people who gather to see them end up causing damage to the city’s bridges and make marble crumble from centuries-old buildings.
1999 – The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir marries his lady Natasha.
1999 – Rock drummer Tommy Lee is congratulated by a judge for abstaining from drugs and alcohol while on probation for spousal abuse.
2006 – Avril Lavigne is married to sweetheart Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 in Montecito, California.