30 October

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1992 George Michael sues his record label, Sony, calling his contract "professional slavery." Michael, who is seeking control of his masters and escape from his 8-album deal, loses the case and is ordered to pay court costs for both sides. In 1995, Virgin and Dreamworks SKG buy his contract from Sony, and Michael resumes his music career with the album Older the following year.

1984 Linda Ronstadt makes her operatic debut in La Boheme in New York.

1982 The Jam announce their breakup. Bandleader Paul Weller forms The Style Council with Mick Talbot shortly thereafter.

1972 Nine years after The Beatles did it, Elton John becomes the second rock act to play a Command Performance for Britain's royalty.

1971 Pink Floyd release their sixth album, Meddle, in the US.

1970 Hotlegs (later renamed 10cc) make their concert debut at London's Royal Festival Hall.

1968 Malcolm Hale (lead guitarist for Spanky & Our Gang) dies of pneumonia at age 27.

1967 Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones pleads guilty to drug possession and gets a nine-month prison sentence.

1965 Gavin Rossdale (Bush frontman) is born in London, England.

1960 Joey BellaDonna (vocalist for Anthrax) is born Joseph Bellardini in Oswego, New York.

1954 Jeannie Kendall (of the country duo The Kendalls) is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

1947 Timothy B. Schmit (bass guitarist for Eagles, Poco) is born in Oakland, California.

1946 Drummer Chris Slade (of Uriah Heep, AC/DC, Manfred Mann) is born Christopher Rees in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales.

1939 Grace Slick (of Jefferson Airplane) is born in Highland Park, Illinois.

1919 Jazz tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet, known for the 1942 solo hit "Flying Home," is born in Broussard, Louisiana.

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Bob Dylan Plays For The People On Rolling Thunder Revue


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