Saturday October 3rd
1948 – Fleetwood Mac songwriter Lindsey Buckingham is born in Palo Alto, Calif
1954 – Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, widely ranked up there with Hendrix, is born in Dallas.
1967 – Keith Richards gets a local priest to bless his guard dogs
1970 – Janis Joplin listens to a playback of the instrumental “Buried Alive in the Blues,” for which she intends to cut a vocal for her album Pearl. She dies the next day.
1970 – Cream’s Jack Bruce teams up with John McLaughlin, Larry Young, and Tony Williams to form the fusion group Lifetime.
1972 – Led Zeppelin play their second night at Tokyo’s Budokan Hall during a tour of Japan.
1978 – The members of Aerosmith bailed thirty fans out of jail after they had been arrested for smoking pot during an Aerosmith concert at the Fort Wayne Coliseum.
1981 – The Kinks play Madison Square Garden in New York
1992 – Sinead O’Connor did her career some major damage when she appeared on US TV’s Saturday Night Live and held up an 8″ x 10″ color photo of Pope John Paul II, ripped it into pieces and said, “Fight the real enemy.”
1994 – In Montreal, Eric Clapton begins his latest tour, dominated by his beloved blues material.
2000 – 45-year-old Mark David Chapman, the man who twenty years earlier fired five shots into John Lennon’s back, faces the parole board. Parole for John Lennon’s murderer is denied.
2000 – Benjamin Orr, former bassist and singer of the Cars, dies at his home in Atlanta from pancreatic cancer. He is 53.
2000 – Green Day release their sixth album, Warning.
2003 – School of Rock, starring Tenacious D’s Jack Black, opens in theatres around the country.
2006 – The U.S. Supreme Court throws out a lawsuit by Vinnie Vincent against his former bandmates in KISS. Vincent alleged he was owed royalties from the 1983 album Lick It Up.
2007 – The Rolling Stones set a new record for the top grossing tour of all time when their A Bigger Bang tour, which ran from the Fall of 2005 to August 26, 2007, earned the band a staggering $558,255,524.