Tony Banks (keyboardist) is 63
– Founding member of Genesis
Andrew Farriss (keyboardist-guitarist) is 54
– Keyboardist for INXS
Brendan Hill (drummer) is 43
– Drummer for Blues Traveler
In 1952â€¦The label Sun, run by Sam Phillips, began issuing its own records.
In 1961â€¦The owner of Gerdeâ€™s Folk City in New Yorkâ€™s Greenwich Village offered young singer Bob Dylan the support slot to John Lee Hookerâ€™s two-week engagement there.
In 1965â€¦Following Eric Claptonâ€™s departure, The Yardbirds replaced him with Jeff Beck.
In 1971â€¦The New York radio station WNBC banned Brewer and Shipleyâ€™s â€œOne Toke Over the Lineâ€ because of its drug references. The single went to number ten in the charts anyway.
In 1972â€¦Elvis Presley recorded â€œBurning Love.â€ The record was his last top-ten single, peaking at number two.
In 1973â€¦The New Jersey police pulled over Jerry Garcia for speeding and found LSD in his car. The Grateful Dead singer spent three hours in jail.
In 1974â€¦John Denver topped the charts with â€œSunshine on My Shoulders”
In 1979â€¦After a much-publicized love tussle with his friend George Harrison, Eric Clapton finally married Harrisonâ€™s ex-wife Patti Boyd in Arizona. Two of Claptonâ€™s biggest hits â€“ â€œLaylaâ€ and â€œWonderful Tonightâ€ â€“ were written about her.
In 1979â€¦BBC viewers watched the world premiere of Bruce Springsteenâ€™s first video â€“ a live version of â€œRosalita.â€
In 1981â€¦AC/DC released Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.
In 1984â€¦Cyndi Lauper released â€œTime After Time.â€
In 1986â€¦Sammy Hagar played his first gig with Van Halen.
In 1987â€¦U2 filmed their â€œWhere the Streets Have No Nameâ€ video on top of a Los Angeles hotel.
In 1991â€¦Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block was charged with first-degree arson after he started a fire in Louisville, Kentuckyâ€™s Seelbach Hotel. He posted bail and performed that night.
In 1992â€¦Bruce Springsteen released the albums Human Touch and Lucky Town on the same day.
In 1995â€¦Elton John and Tim Rice took home the Oscar for Best Original Song for â€œCan You Feel the Love Tonightâ€ from The Lion King.
In 1998 Alice Cooper breaks ground for his sports and rock & roll-themed restaurant in Phoenix.
In 2002â€¦R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe took the stand to defend guitarist Peter Buck against air-rage charges in Britain. Stipe described Buck as a â€œSouthern gentlemen.â€
In 2002â€¦Lyle Lovett was hospitalized after he was trampled by a bull on his uncleâ€™s Texas farm
In 2003â€¦John Lennonâ€™s childhood home in Liverpool, England was opened to the public.
In 2003â€¦The Rolling Stones postponed their Hong Kong tour because of fears over the spread of a killer flu called SARS.
In 2005â€¦Crowded House and Split Endz drummer Paul Hester was found dead near his Melbourne home. The death was ruled a suicide
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