Thursday, May 3, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON MAY 3

Bob Seger
No.1
1975 Mud: Oh Boy UK 45
1975 Bay City Rollers. Once Upon a Star UK LP
1975 Tony Orlando and Dawn He Don't Love You US 45 
1975 Chicago: VIII: US LP
1980 Dexy's Midnight Runners: Gino UK 45
1980 Sky: Sky 2 UK 45
1980 Bob Seger: Against the Wind US LP
1986 Robert Palmer: Addicted to Love US LP

Births
1919 Pete Seeger
1928 James Brown  
1937 Frankie Valli (Four Seasons)
1951 Christopher Cross
1953 Bruce Hall (REO Speedwagon)
1955 Steve Jones (Sex Pistols)
1959 David Ball (Soft Cell)

Deaths
Les Harvey (Stone The Crows)
1972 Les Harvey (guitarist - Stone the Crows)

Miscellany
1967 New York Times reports 'Cosmic Love-In' at Village Theatre - soon to become Fillmore East
 
1968 Beach Boys open US tour with Mahareshi in New York.
 
1969 Creeedence Clearwater Revival hit US chart with Bad Moon Rising
 
1971 Grand Funk Railroad hold their first press conference. Only six journalists attend.
 
1976 Wings Over America tour ends with three-night stand at Forum, Los Angeles
 
1977 Paul Simon and Phoebe Snow perform benefit concert for New York Library to 15,000 fans

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