Wednesday, May 30, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON MAY 30

The Black Crowes
No.1
1964 Beatles: Love Me Do US 45
1970 Ray Stevens: Everything Is Beautiful US 45
1992 Michael Ball : Michael Ball : UK LP
1992 Black Crowes : The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion : US LP
1998 Next : Too Close : US single
1998 Simply Red : Blue : UK LP
2008 Green Day : 21st Century Breakdown : US LP




Births
1955 Nicky (Topper) Headon (Clash)
1958 Marie Fredericksson (Roxette)
1960 Stephen Duffy (Duran Duran)
1964 Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
1967 Sven Pipien (Black Crowes)

Deaths
1980 Carl Radle (Derek & The Dominoes)

Miscellany
1970 Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's Déjà Vu LP hits UK chart
 
1972 Roxy Music play their first major show, at Great Western Express Festival in Lincolnshire
Edie Brickell
 
1978 Led Zeppelin return to recording studio for first time since the death of Robert Plant's son
 
1987 Adam Horovitz (Beastie Boys) arrested in Liverpool on UK tour after allegedly hitting a girl fan during a riot at the Royal Court
 
1987 Irish acts have No. 1 and No. 3 on Hot 100 with U2's With or Without You and Chris de Burgh's Lady in Red
 
1990 As a protest against the Exxon Valdez disaster, Midnight Oil play a concert in front of Exxon's offices in 6th Avenue in New York City. The police have to close the street.
 
1992 Paul Simon marries Edie Brickell.
 
2005 Coldplay's new album was illegally put on the internet a week before its UK and US release.
 
2009 Ozzy Osbourne was suing the band's guitarist Tony Iommi over royalty payments. The 60-year-old had accused Iommi of falsely claiming to have sole rights to the band's name which has cost him royalties from merchandise sales.

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