6 May

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1990 Bassist Jason Everman plays his last show with Soundgarden, at Subterrania in London.

1989 N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton, which was released nine months earlier, reaches its chart peak of #37 in the US.

1988 D.J. Tanner ditches school to nab Stacey Q's autograph on the Full House episode "D.J. Tanner's Day Off."

1987 Rapper Meek Mill is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1983 The Smiths open for Sisters of Mercy at the University of London Union. In the audience is a producer from the influential radio program The John Peel Show, who gets the band on the show. Peel becomes a huge fan and plays the version of "This Charming Man" they recorded for the show, helping launch their career.

1983 Jazz trombonist Kai Winding dies of a brain tumor at age 60.

1982 Diana Ross gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as a solo artist.

1982 Tom Paton, manager of the Bay City Rollers, is convicted of gross indecency with teenage boys and sentenced to three years in jail.

1979 Bob Dylan records "Trouble In Mind," "When You Gonna Wake Up," and "Slow Train."

1978 The model Cheryl Tiegs appears on the cover of Time magazine, inspiring Bob Seger's song "Hollywood Nights."More

1978 The Knack is formed.

1977 The Boomtown Rats sign their first major label recording contract.

1972 Elton John releases "Rocket Man."

1971 Ike and Tina Turner's cover of "Proud Mary" is certified Gold.

1971 Chris Shiflett (lead guitarist for Foo Fighters) is born in Santa Barbara, California.

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Keith Richards Dreams Up "Satisfaction"


At a hotel in Clearwater, Florida, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones can't sleep because there's a guitar riff running through his head. He rolls a tape, falls asleep and wakes up the next morning to find he's recorded the riff to "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."

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