It all happened on this day…
1936 – Glen Campbell is born in Delight, Ark. The rhinestone cowboy’s hits included the immortal “Wichita Lineman.” He also was a session guitarist for many 60’s rock bands
1937 – Jack Nitzsche is born today in Chicago. His arrangements have graced albums by the Monkees, Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young, the Rolling Stones, and Mink DeVille.
1950 – Peter Frampton is born in Beckenham, England. His biggest album is “Frampton Comes Alive!”
1951, Paul Carrack is born today in Sheffield, England. He has sung with Ace, Squeeze, and Mike & the Mechanics on the No. 1 “The Living Years.”
1963 – Gene Vincent’s recording contract with Capitol expires. His last recording is a time remake of Be-Bop-A-Lula.
1965 – Beatles: Ticket to Ride UK 45 is no. 1 chart topper this day in Rock History.
1965 – Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde LP released in the US.
1966 – The Troggs release their evergreen classic “Wild Thing.”
1969 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney record “The Ballad of John and Yoko.”
1969 – John Lennon changes his middle name from Winston to Ono.
1969 In Dolton, England, the Who perform their rock opera Tommy live in its entirety for the first time.
1972 – Deep Purple: Machine Head UK LP is no. 1 chart topper this day in Rock History.
1974 – Tina Turner starts filming in the role of Acid Queen in the Who’s film “Tommy.”
1978 – Bob Marley & the Wailers headline “One Love Peace Concert” in Jamaica.
1979 Rolling Stones perform two benefit concerts for the blind in Toronto to fulfill terms of Keith Richard’s sentence for heroin trafficking.
1983 – David Bowie: Let’s Dance UK LP is no. 1 chart topper this day in Rock History.
1990 – The Earth Day concert starring Hall & Oates, Edie Brickell, the B-52’s, and Ben E. King attracts 750,000 spectators to New York’s Central Park.
1998 – Faith No More announce they’re splitting. Singer Mike Patton goes on work with Mr. Bungle and Fantomas, while keyboardist Roddy Bottum joins Imperial Teen.
2004 – It’s reported that U.S. Marines are blasting ‘s “Shoot to Thrill” at high volumes to drive Muslim insurgents from their homes in Iraq.
2004 – Metallica quashes an Internet rumor that James Hetfield committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills.