Wednesday August 19th
1940 – Cream drummer Ginger Baker is born in London.
1945 – Ian Gillan, vocalist with the best-known incarnation of Deep Purple, is born in Hounslow,
1951 – Queen bassist John Deacon is born in Leicester,
1963 – Joey Tempest, lead screamer with Swedish pop/metal band Europe is born.
1964 – The Beatles kick off their second American tour at San Francisco’s Cow Palace.
1967 – To Ringo Starr, a son. He and wife Maureen are the proud parents of Jason.
1967 – Pink Floyd debut on UK LP chart with ‘Piper at the Gates of Dawn’
1971 – Led Zeppelin kicked off a North American tour at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada. The band played to a sold out crowd of over 17,000 fans, another 3,000 fans outside the venue who didn’t have tickets started a battle with local police.
1997 – Fleetwood Mac’s reunion album “The Dance” is released.
2003 – David Bowie plays songs from his new album Reality at a low-key tour warm-up gig in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
2005 – Courtney Love is sentenced to a chemical dependency program after a judge finds she has broken her probation.