Sunday 2nd August
1937 – The Band’s Garth Hudson is born in London, Ontario.
1951 – Born on this day, Joe Lynn Turner, singer, Rainbow, Deep Purple.
1957 – The official Elvis Presley Fan Club was launched in the UK.
1967 – Jimi Hendrix Experience started a 5 night gig at the Salvation club in NYC on This day in Rock Music History! The set list included: Foxy Lady, Hey Joe, The Wind Cries Mary, Purple Haze and Burning Of The Midnight Amp.
1981 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Jessie’s Girl,” Rick Springfield. The song wins Springfield a Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.
2002 – A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard player Dave Keyes and drummer Rod Gross.
2004 – Eric Clapton bought a 50% share in Cordings to save the historic gentleman’s outfitters from closure. The store, based in London since 1839 had run into financial difficulties. The guitarist said he had been fond of the shop since a window display caught his eye when he was 16,