Thursday 30th July
1946 – Bassist Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond of Jethro Tull is born.
1947 – Metal guru Marc Bolan is born in London.
1957 – Damned drummer Rat Scabies – that’s the Damned – is born in Kingston-upon-Thames, England. His mother called him Chrill Miller,
1958 – Singer Kate Bush is born in Bexley, Kent,
1966 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Wild Thing,” The Troggs.
1968 – The Beatles’ Apple Boutique in London closes after heavy losses.
1975 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “One of These Nights,” Eagles.
1987 – In Philadelphia, David Bowie unveils his Glass Spider Tour, generally seen as a low point in ’80s rock excess
1996 – Tim Collins, manager of Aerosmith since 1984, is fired after a brief meeting with the band in Boston. The band claims that they are tired of being urged to represent Collins’ many social causes.
2001 – Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series of charges relating to an alleged “air rage” incident during a transatlantic flight in April.
2003 – Police issue a warrant for Motley Crue singer Vince Neil’s arrest after he allegedly attacks a prostitute at Nevada’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch.
2003 – The Rolling Stones headline a one-day festival in Toronto to revive the city’s tourism industry following an outbreak of the SARS virus.
2006 – The endlessly fascinating W. Axl Rose is forced to abandon a Guns N’ Roses show at London’s Wembley Arena due to “low blood pressure.” Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach takes his place for the encore.
2007 – a man admitted bootlegging charges after hearing evidence from Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.