Saturday September 5th
1946 – Hurrah (darlings)! Freddie Mercury, lead wailer with Queen, is born today in Zanzibar,
1964 – The Rolling Stones begin a U.K. tour in London, supported by Inez & Charlie Foxx, the Mogos, Mike Berry, Billie Davis, and Simon Scott.
1966 – John Lennon flies to Germany to begin filming How I Won the War with director Richard Lester. He begins to wear the granny glasses of his character, Pvt. Gripweed.
1970 – Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs & Englishmen album enters the charts
1981 – Bruce Springsteen joins the Pretenders onstage in Pasadena, Calif., to cover the Jackie Wilson classic “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.”
1990 – B.B. King receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1992 – John Mellencamp marries model Elaine Irwin.
2000 – Oasis guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher splits with his wife, Meg Matthews, the inspiration for the song “Wonderwall.”
2003 – Greendale, the inscrutable Neil Young-directed film that accompanies Neil Young’s inscrutable concept album of the same name, premieres at the Toronto Film Festival.
2005 – Rocker Sheryl Crow announces she’s engaged to multiple Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.
2008 – A study of more than 36,000 people from around the world concluded that musical tastes and personality type were closely related. The research, which was carried out by Professor Adrian North of Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh in the UK suggested classical music fans were shy, while heavy metal fans were gentle and at ease.