Friday October 9th
1940 – John Lennon is born in Liverpool,
1944 – John Entwistle of the Who is born in London
1948 – Jackson Browne is born in Heidelberg, West Germany.
1971 – This evening, John Lennon celebrates his 31st birthday in a New York hotel room that includes guests Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, and Phil Spector. Everybody gets very drunk.
1975 – Sean Lennon is born
1977 – The Clash delay the start of a concert in Sweden after a bomb scare
1979 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono celebrate his and Sean’s birthdays with a party at New York’s Tavern on the Green
2000 – John Lennon’s views on everything from the breakup of the Beatles to his attitude toward revolution and drugs, deemed too controversial to print 30 years before, are revealed in a the book “Lennon Remembers, The Complete Rolling Stone Interviews.
2000 – On what would have been Beatles frontman John Lennon’s 60th Birthdays, the John Lennon Museum opens to the public. Braving heavy rains, about 1,200 people line up around the museum, located about 30 kilometers north of Tokyo,
2001 – U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie Boys.
2003 – Limp Bizkit are sued by 172 fans for storming off stage at the Summer Sanitarium tour’s Chicago stop after only playing 17 minutes.
2003 – Singer Jon Stevens leaves INXS over musical differences.
2006 – U2 leave the Island label–their home for nearly 25 years–for Mercury. Both labels are owned by the same company… Universal.