Wednesday 1st July
1915 – Bluesman Willie Dixon is born in Vicksburg, Miss.
1945 – Deborah Harry is born in Miami.
1952 – Comedian/actor/writer/Blues Brother and House of Blues co-founder Dan Aykroyd is born in Ottawa, Canada
1967 – She doesn’t sing, but she’s made Kid Rock and Tommy Lee happy men. She is Pamela Anderson, and we wish her happy birthday.
1968 – John Lennon opens an exhibition of his drawings titled “You Are Here.”
1968 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono are hospitalized after an auto accident in Scotland.
1969 – The Doors release their album The Soft Parade.
1970 – Jimi Hendrix records his first session at Electric Ladyland Studios, New York.
1973 – Bob Dylan releases his soundtrack to Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.
1973 – Laurens Hammond, who invented the Hammond organ, dies at age 78.
1975 – Former Beatle Ringo Starr divorces from his wife, Maureen Cox.
1987 – The Grateful Dead release their In the Dark album, featuring the single “Touch of Grey.”
2003 – The New York Post reports that it’s all over for Kid Rock and Pam Anderson.
2008 – Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley, died at the age of 60 from cancer