1940 – Ginger Baker (Cream- drums)

1940 – Johnny Nash (Hold Me Tight, I Can See Clearly Now)

1943 – Billy J. Kramer (Little Chiildren, Bad To Me)

1945 – Ian Gillian (Deep Purple – vocals)

1948 – Elliot Lurie (Looking Glass – vocals, guitar – Brandy)

1951 – John Deacon (Queen – bass guitar)


1971 – Led Zepplin kicked off their own North American Tour in Vancouver, Canada.

1973 – Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson were married in Malibu, California.  It lasted 6 years.

1988 – Patsy Cline’s recording of ‘Crazy’, and Elvis Presley’s ‘Hound Dog’ were announced as the most played jukebox songs of the first hundred years of the machine.

2001 – Betty Everett, whose hits included the original versions of ‘You’re No Good’ and ‘The Shoop Shoop Song’, died at the age of 61.

1964 – The Beatles kicked off a North American tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.  Opening acts were The Righteous Brothers, The Bill Black Combo (Elvis’ first bass player), The Exciters, and Jackie DeShannon.  Their set list of twelve songs remained constant for the entire tour:

  1- Twist And Shout

  2 – You Can’t Do That

  3 – All My Loving

  4 – She Loves You

  5 – Things We Said Today

  6 – Roll Over Beethoven

  7 – Can’t Buy Me Love

  8 – If I Fell

  9 – I Want To Hold Your Hand

10 – Boys

11 – A Hard Day’s Night

12 – Long Tall Sally

Here’s footage of their show that summer at the Hollywood Bowl.


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